Public Question Time
At Arun, we believe our Cabinet and Full Council meetings should be as open and accessible as possible. There is a fifteen minute Public Question Time (PQT) at the start of each meeting when you can come along and put your questions to elected Councillors. Meetings of Full Council start at 6.00 pm and Cabinet at 5.00 pm.
Most of our meetings are held at the Arun Civic Centre at Littlehampton, but this is not always the case and you should check with firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Please note that although members of the public are welcome to attend Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Group Meetings, within constitutional rules, there is not an opportunity for public questions.
How can you ask your question?
You must give prior written notice of your question which should be sent to email@example.com of the address below at least five days prior to the meeting.
We ask you to provide your name and address. This is in case we need to follow up in writing with a more detailed answer after the meeting. You will also have the choice to put the question yourself or to have someone read it out for you. However, the Chairman of the meeting does have discretion that the question will not be dealt with at the meeting and a written reply provided.
You can also submit your question using our online form.
Please read our Privacy Notice PQT.pdf [pdf] 14KB
Questions will be dealt with on a 'first come, first served' basis. You may ask one question at a time and will be allowed a maximum of 1 minute per question. You will be invited to ask additional questions only if there is sufficient time. Once the fifteen minutes PQT runs out, written answers will be provided to any further questions remaining unanswered by Councillors.
How can I see the record of questions asked?
You can view the questions submitted and answers given in Public Question Time at Full Council and Cabinet meetings held since 10 February 2014 below.
Supplementary questions and answers are included in the schedule and are based on a summary of the question asked and answer given as the Committee Managers do not take verbatim notes.
This information will be published within 10 working days of the date of the meeting.
To view questions and answers before this date, please contact the Committee Services Team.
For more information please contact the Committee Services Team at Arun Civic Centre (address below), call 01903 737614/737611 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org