Full Council meetings are the principal forum for political debate, and the 70 members meet 6 times a year.
The full Council, which is chaired by the County Chairman, takes decisions on key policy plans. It appoints the Leader, who decides the areas of responsibility of the Cabinet, to which responsibility is delegated for carrying out many of the County Council's policies and strategies.
It also appoints select committees, which examine and review decisions and actions of the Cabinet as well as some non-executive committees.
Watch meetings online
Council meetings are available to watch online. You can view live meetings via our webcasting website. Our webcasts are also available to view in the webcast library for six months after the meeting.
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