Fareham Borough Council has adopted a Deputation Scheme for all its committee meetings which form the Council's Committee Structure. The scheme allows anyone currently living or working in the Borough to speak on a specific topic which falls within the Council's powers and functions. This page outlines the guidelines and rules for speaking at a full Council meeting.
Full Council meetings are held 7 times a year and take place in the Council Chamber. However, deputations cannot be made at the Annual Council meeting in May. Council meetings are attended by all 31 Fareham Borough Councillors. Further information about our Council meetings, including a full list of meetings dates, can be found here: Council Meetings
In order to make a deputation you must formally apply to us in writing. This can be done via email, by post, completing a form at the Civic Offices or by completing this online form: Deputation Request.
To avoid delays in your request being processed, when applying to make a deputation, please do not send anything to us other than your deputation request. You will be contacted to confirm your request has been accepted, and at that point, if you wish to submit a written deputation you will be advised further.
If you would like to speak at a full Council meeting you may do so on any topic, but we ask that you adhere to a few ground rules:
The rules of our deputation scheme are bound by the Council's Constitution, which can be found by following this link: Constitution (524 KB).
The Council's Committee Officers are available to discuss any aspect of the deputation process. We understand how potentially daunting giving a deputation can be so we are here to help. If you have any queries or require any further clarification, then please call our Democratic Services Team on 01329 824581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org