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Full Council

This page lists the meetings for Full Council.

Information about Full Council

Full Council is the term given to a meeting which all Members attend (there are 110 councillors within the Somerset Council).


The Full Council has six scheduled public meetings each year, including its Annual General Meeting which is normally held in May. Its main purpose is to agree a budget and policy framework within which the Leader of Council and his Executive operate and council services are provided.


Below are some of the specific functions of the Unitary Council:-

·       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 responsibilities

·       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 – Full Council Meetings take place at venues across the county.


For further details, please see the Constitution or email Democratic Services on