Document How to ask Councillors questions at meetings of Council

Library homeAdvice and Guidance for members of the publicHow to ask Councillors questions at meetings of Council
If you would like to put a question to Council, this must be received by Democratic Services by 5.00 p.m. at least six working days prior to a meeting of Council (for example, as the Council usually meets on a Wednesday, the deadline for receipt of a question will be 5.00 p.m. on the Monday the week before the meeting is due to be held). The question must relate to a matter which affects the authority or residents of the authority’s area and in relation to which the authority has powers, and must name the individual to whom it is addressed. A question must be concise and clearly worded and must not extend into a statement. The question must relate to a single proposition and may not contain more than one part. Questions can be submitted: In writing to Democratic Services, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays Essex RM17 6SL; or By email to No member of the public may submit more than one question in total for any one meeting of Council or ask or submit questions on behalf of another member of the public.
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