All local government and standing committees meetings are open to the public unless the council has resolved that the meeting be closed, as councillors are accountable to their local community for their decisions and actions.

Voting at local government and committee meetings must be open and decisions are taken by a majority - i.e. by a majority vote - of the councillors who are present.

Frequency and location of meetings

Agendas and public notice of meetings

Minimum number of councillors at a meeting