London Borough of Croydon

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. You can:

  • Submit a question via email and attend the meeting to ask your question and, if time allows, ask a supplementary question. Please submit your question by 12noon on the Friday prior to the meeting;
  • Attend the Council meeting and request to ask a question in person, without having pre-submitted your question. When you arrive at the meeting please make your presence known to a member of Democratic Services staff so you can be called by the Mayor to ask your question; or
  • If you are unable to attend a meeting in person, you can submit a question via email which will be put to the Cabinet Member by the Mayor on your behalf, if time allows. Please submit your questions by 12noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.  If there isn't 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 from the public gallery. However, if you are unable to attend, all Council meetings can be viewed online via the webcast so you can watch your questions being asked by the Mayor.

Please note: 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).

The deadlines for the receipt of questions are as below: 

Submission deadline for question

Council Meeting

Noon – 23 June 2017

26 June 2017 at 6:30pm

Noon - 27 October 2017

30 October 2017 at 6:30pm

Noon - 1 December 2017

4 December 2017 at 6:30pm

Noon - 26 January 2018

29 January 2018 at 6:30pm

Noon – 23 March 2018

26 March 2018 at 6:30pm

Please note: there is no Public Question Time at the Annual Council or Council Tax meetings.