The full County Council has four scheduled
public meetings each year. Its main purpose is to agree a budget
and policy framework within which the Leader of Council and his
Cabinet operate and council services are provided.
Below are some of the specific functions of
the County Council - a full list and further details can be found
in Somerset County Council's Constitution.
Determining the policy framework for the Council
Approval of the Council's budget and Council Tax requirement
Appointing the Leader of Council and Committees/Sub-Committees of
the Council and appointing members with special
Approving the Council's Constitution and meetings calendar
The appointment of the Chief Executive
A range of other functions, which by law, cannot be the
responsibility of the Executive, e.g. regulatory
Please note - County Council Meetings are held
in the Council Chamber, Shire Hall. The Council Chamber has a
maximum capacity of 100 people, and this cannot be exceeded. There
are approximately 20 - 25 public seating spaces. If numbers
attending exceed capacity then priority will be given to those who
have registered to speak at Public Question Time and thereafter
admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.
information about County Council meetings contact Julia Jones or
Jamie Jackson on 01823 357628 or 01823 359500