The full Council is made up of all 56
Councillors and meets roughly every two months.
The Council is chaired by the Chairman who is
supported by a vice-Chairman. The Chairman of the district council
is its civic figurehead.
There are some topics that only Council can
decide, for example setting the Council’s budget and
approving the level of Council tax.
The Council is responsible for agreeing the
‘policy framework’ which includes those plans and
strategies the Council must adopt by law forming the framework
around which the Council develops its policies. The documents that
make up the policy framework are:
The Corporate Plan
The Medium Term Financial Strategy
The Local Plan documents currently consisting of the
Core Strategy and Development Plan Documents
Sustainable Communities Strategy
Pay Policy Statement
The Gambling Statement of Licensing
The full Council is also responsible for
appointing Councillors to committees and policy development groups
and as representatives to outside bodies.
At full Council meetings, Members of the
Council have the opportunity to put forward motions on notice. This
is an opportunity for Councillors to debate topical matters that
affect South Kesteven. Motions on
notice must be about matters for which South Kesteven District Council is responsible or that
directly affect the district.
Councillors are also permitted to submit
questions without discussion on any matter in which the Council has
powers or duties or which affect the district. All questions are
referred to the relevant Policy Development Group where they will
be discussed. The answer will be sent directly to the
Are Council meetings
open to the public?
All Council meetings are open to the public
and you are welcome to attend. Members of the public also have the
opportunity to speak during a public open forum session at Council
On rare occasions members of the public may be
excluded from the meeting because exempt information is being
discussed. Exempt information can include: personnel matters,
commercially sensitive information or confidential legal