Full Council - Supporting Documents
Shown below are Supporting Documents for Full Council meetings - i.e. these documents relate to specific Agenda items. The full Agenda and Minutes is available on the Agendas and Minutes page.
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.
27 Feb 2024
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.