Croydon residents are welcome to ask questions at Council meetings, which are held throughout the year. Dates of future Council meetings can be viewed on the calendar of meetings. Questions can be asked of any Cabinet Member, including the Leader of the Council.
How do I ask a question?
At each Council meeting thirty minutes is allocated to questions from members of the public.
Following advice from the Government and Public Health England to enforce social distancing and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, it is not possible at the current time to hold public meetings in the Town Hall.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 passed on 25 March 2020 and subsequent regulations have made it possible for Councils to hold virtual committee meetings. Meetings of Croydon Council will therefore take place online as agreed by exception and as advertised in the calendar of meetings.
You can still submit a question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org which, if time allows, will be put to the Cabinet Member by the Mayor on your behalf. Please submit your questions by 12 noon on the Friday prior to the meeting. If there isn't sufficient time for the Mayor to put the question on your behalf, you will be sent a full written answer within three weeks of the meeting.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to observe proceedings online via the webcast where you will be able to watch questions submitted by the public being asked by the Mayor.
Please note: (1) the Mayor retains the discretion to overrule any question which is considered inappropriate. A full list of reasons why a question could be ruled out can be found in the Council's Constitution (Part 4A, paragraph 3.17); and (2) following amendments to the Council's Constitution you will no longer receive a separate written response to questions that are taken at the meeting. Responses to questions taken at the meeting will be provided by the Cabinet Member and will be recorded both in the minutes and on the webcast of the meeting.