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Making a Deputation to a Scrutiny Panel

Fareham Borough Council has adopted a Deputation Scheme for all of its meetings which form the Council's Committee Structure. The scheme allows anyone with a vested interested in the Council, e.g. living, working, studying or the owner of property or a business 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 meeting of the any of the Council's 8 Scrutiny Panels. 

Information about Scrutiny Panel Meetings

Each Scrutiny Panel is scheduled to hold 4 meetings a year, but this can vary depending on the work priorities for each portfolio. These meetings usually take place in the Collingwood Room. Scrutiny Panel meetings are each attended by the 7 Councillors.

Further details about each of our Scrutiny Panel meetings and a full list of meeting dates can be found by following the relevant link below. If you are unsure about which Scrutiny Panel you wish to speak at, please contact a member of our Democratic Services Team.

Climate Change Scrutiny Panel

Daedalus Scrutiny Panel

Health and Public Protection Scrutiny Panel

Housing Scrutiny Panel

Leisure and Community Scrutiny Panel

Planning and Development Scrutiny Panel

Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel

Streetscene Scrutiny Panel

How to apply to make a deputation

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.

Guidelines for making deputation to a Scrutiny Panel

If you would like to speak at any of our 8 Scrutiny Panels we ask that you abide by a few ground rules:

We ask that anyone making a deputation respect these rules, conducting themselves in an appropriate manner. Our meetings are held in public and our officers must ensure that all our meetings proceed in a fair and just way, for the benefit of everyone in attendance.

The rules of our deputation scheme are bound by the Councils Constitution, which can be found by following this link - Deputation Scheme.

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 Democratic Services on 01329 824581 or email

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