Public Participation in Meetings
Date Added: 11/04/2014
All members of the public and press are welcome to attend meetings of Sandy Town Council, in fact they have a legal right to do so under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960. Although there is no statutory right for members of the public to speak at these meetings Sandy Town Council encourages members of the public to ask questions and make representations at the meeting. There are formal procedures for doing this and you can find out more here. These procedures remain unchanged.
In the near future new legislation is likely under the Access to Local Government Meetings and Documents (England)
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Section 40. This will result in some changes to the rules about recording, filming and reporting of Town and Parish Council meetings. It will not however introduce a statutory right for members of the public to speak.