Public speaking at Council meetings

        Ask a question to the 25th March Council Meeting

        Please make sure you have read through the guidance below before submitting your question.

        A question can also be posted to: the Committee Services Manager, Council Offices, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT10 1XZ

        Members of the press and residents of Thanet can ask questions at ordinary meetings of Council; the exceptions being the annual council meeting, the annual budget-setting meeting (usually at the beginning of February) and extraordinary meetings.

        A question must be submitted by the person who will ask the question at the Council meeting and not someone else on the questioner’s behalf.  You can submit a question by clicking on the date of the meeting in the table below.

        Upcoming meetings and dates by which your questions should be submitted

        The Committee Services Manager must receive your question at least five full working days before the date of the meeting. Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays do not count as ‘working days’.

        Date of ordinary meeting of councilTime by which your question should be received
        Thursday, 11 February 2021Budget meeting, no opportunity for questions.
        Thursday, 25 February 20215.30pm, Wednesday, 17 February 2021
        Thursday, 25 March 20215.30pm, Wednesday 17 March 2021
        Thursday, 13 May 2021Annual Council, no opportunity for questions.


        Further information

        Summary of questions to be asked at the next Council meeting - Thursday 25 February 2021

        Summary of questions to be asked at the Council meeting of 25 February 2021.

        Questions from Councillors 

        Question from Cllr Wing to Cllr Albon 

        Can we ensure that pre-planning is undertaken to ensure none of our hedgerows, bushes and trees are not cut in any way during the nesting season for birds and other wildlife, that is applying Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981?

        Question from Cllr Garner to the Leader

        As the Housing Delivery Test has not been met in Thanet and there is now a presumption in favour of sustainable development when deciding planning applications, what action is being taken to improve this situation to ensure it is met as soon as possible?

        Question from a Member of the Public

        Question from Ms Austin to Cllr Yates

        As Council budgets tighten, external funding and investment become increasingly important. What strategies is TDC adopting to maximise environmental & social investment from developers, monitor and access grant funding opportunities, and nurture mutually supportive partnerships with community groups who can often access specific funding streams that will benefit our communities?



        What information should I include?

        • You must give your name and address. Your address will only be used to identify that you are a Thanet resident entitled to ask a question at a council meeting.
        • Your question must not be more than fifty words.
        • You must give the name of the Cabinet Member your question is for. To find out which Cabinet Member you should ask, please click on cabinet posts.
        • Please check the summary of questions asked at past meetings via the link below to make sure your question or a similar question has not been asked within the last 6 months.
        • Please view  Speaking at Council meetings – Frequently Asked Questions for more information

        Questions previously asked at council meetings

        Date of past ordinary meeting of councilQuestions asked at council meeting
        Thursday, 10 December 2020
        Thursday, 15 October 2020
        Thursday, 10 September 2020
        Thursday, 9 July 2020


        Questions from earlier Council meetings can be found in our archive.



        Do I have to ask the question myself?

        You can ask the question yourself at the meeting (currently virtually) or you can nominate someone to ask the question on your behalf. This can either be someone you know or you can ask a member of the Democratic Services team.


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