Downham Market Town Council is holding a “virtual” Full Council meeting on 1 September 2020 at 7pm via the Zoom conference app.
Members of the public are asked to submit any questions by email to to be answered at the meeting.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE MEETING AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC PLEASE EMAIL THE ABOVE ADDRESS AND WE WILL SEND YOU A LINK TO THE ZOOM MEETING.
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. It elects the Mayor of the council every four years and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor at its 'Mayor-Making' Meeting 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.
The calendar of planned meetings for Full Council in 2020/21 is as follows:
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.