Privacy notice public question time

We collect information about you in order to process the question you have submitted under the Public Question Time rules.

Information we collect

We will be asking you for your:

  • name, address, telephone number and email address
  • the details of your question

Why we collect this information

Our Constitution confirms the arrangements for Public Question Time at meetings of Full Council and the Cabinet; and also public speaking rules at the Development Control Committee. We therefore ask for details of your question so we can advise relevant councillors and officers in advance of the meeting, as the constitution requires. We ask for your name, address, telephone number and email address so we can keep in touch with you as we process your question.

Who we might share your information with

Your details will be shared with relevant councillors and officers where they need to know this to provide a response to your question. Only your name will be published on the schedule of questions circulated at council meetings and published to our website after the meeting.

What we do with your information

We use the information you provide to respond to your question.

How long we keep your information

Once you have received a response to your question, we will keep your personal details for one year.

Your rights

You do have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our Privacy policy page for further details.

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer by email at