Speak at a council or scrutiny committee meeting
If you wish to raise an issue in person at a scrutiny committee or council meeting and you can find 20 people who support you in this, you may arrange to attend and speak. This is called a deputation.
At council meetings, the deputation may consist of up to six people. One member of the deputation is allowed to speak for up to three minutes and a further 90 seconds is allowed for the response by a councillor (normally a Cabinet member). The time allowed for questions is at the chair's discretion.
How to request to speak at a council or committee meeting
Write to us at Governance and Democracy, Room 200, Lambeth Town Hall, London, SW2 1RW. Your request should include the following:
- what you want to raise with the council
- names, addresses and signatures of persons supporting the deputation - they should be living, studying or working in Lambeth
- contact details for the person leading the deputation.
We should receive your request two clear working days before the meeting. For example where the meeting is to be held on a Wednesday, we should have received your request by close of business on the Friday the week before.
Once we have received your request we will contact you about the detailed arrangements.