Full Council


Full Council will be meeting in person (socially distanced) on 26 October 2021.


The meeting will be at the Jubilee Community Centre, 106 Howdale Road, Downham Market, Norfolk PE38 9AH. 

The meeting will be live streamed into the Jubilee Community Centre Car Park in addition to being streamed on YouTube.

Members of the public will only be permitted to speak within the building if they are wearing a mask and have met Government Guidance prior to entering the building including providing Track and Trace information, sanitisation and social distancing.

Where documents are shown as Draft, they may be subject to change.

To view the Borough Councillors' reports to Full Council go to the Reports From Borough Councillors page.

Procedures for Face to Face meetings

Meeting Risk Assessment

In a Meeting

Meeting Calendar

The calendar of planned meetings for Full Council in 2021/22 is as follows:


26 October 2021

Agendas are available here usually 3-4 days prior to a meeting. Minutes of the meeting are usually available once they have been ratified at the following meeting.

Minutes are shown here from 2019 onwards. Copies of older meeting minutes are available on request from the Town Council. 

What Is Full Council?

Full Council meetings are a forum where councillors can exercise their representative function and one which can underpin policy formulation and performance review.

It deals with matters such as:​​

  • approving the council’s policy framework.

  • agreeing the council’s Budget and setting the Council Tax Precept.

  • making decisions referred to it by sub-committees.

  • adopting and changing Standing Orders.


In February each year it meets to approve the Council’s budget for the forthcoming financial year and sets the Council Tax Precept.  Council elections are held every four years and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected at the Council's 'Mayor-Making' Meeting each year in May.

All Councillors attend Full Council and meetings are chaired by the Mayor of the Council.

What is Mayor Making? 


*Each year, at a meeting in May, a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Downham Market are elected by the Councillors.  The Mayor Making meeting is also known as the Annual Town Council meeting.