Shropshire Council

Public question time

Have your say

You elected Shropshire councillors to represent you. Is there anything you want to tell them to influence the decisions they make? One of the ways you can do this is to speak to councillors in public question time at the beginning of most council meetings.

For full council meetings there's a 30 minute slot, allocated for public speaking, where you can ask a question, or present a petition. There's also the opportunity to ask questions at meetings of cabinet, scrutiny committees, the Pensions Committee, the Pensions Board, the Audit Committee, the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Strategic Licencing Committee,

Notice of your question should be received a minimum of 24 hours prior to the commencement of the relevant meeting.  At the meeting you will be given opportunity to ask your question and you will receive a verbal response.

Please note that there are special arrangements for public speaking at regulatory committee meetings on planning applications. The purpose of the right to speak is to give members of the public the opportunity to make their views known directly to the committee about the planning merits of individual planning applications. In order to register your intention to speak on a planning application you must contact Committee Services no later than two full working days before the day of the meeting.

You can put forward your request to speak at public question time online here.

Submit your request online now »

Alternatively, you can email the head of Legal and Democratic Services (claire.porter@shropshire.gov.uk) or write to: The Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND. 

Upon receiving your submission we'll contact you and tell you when you'll have the opportunity to speak.