Local Area Committees

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Local Area Committees

Hull is divided into seven local areas.  Each local area has an Area Committee made up of local Councillors. Each Area Committee meets every two months.  

Area Committees are responsible for advising the council and the Cabinet and for making certain decisions delegated to them. They involve Councillors for each area and their meetings are held in public.

The Area Committees, which together cover the entire city of Hull are charged with finding ways of working with the public at a local level. Ward and Neighbourhood Forums have been established throughout the city at which citizens may speak and can raise issues and give feedback on the performance and standards of publicly provided services.



* Consider issues and contribute to and make decisions on matters affecting local residents,
such as housing,
roads and safety.
* Make sure that local Councillors make local decisions.
* Make sure that local areas get better quality services where they are needed.




* Letting residents raise issues and get involved with the Council locally.
* Issues can be referred from meetings at the Guildhall, or can be referred from
smaller ward and neighbourhood forums.
* Listening to Council Officers, residents and community groups




* So Councillors can make decisions for the benefit of their own residents.
* So residents can have a say on what happens in their community.
* To make sure local money is spent in the best way.



15 minutes during the meeting are allocated for public questions.  Unwritten questions will be taken only at the discretion of the Chair. Questions will be answered at the meeting if possible, otherwise written replies will be sent.  If required, decisions will be taken under the relevant agenda item.  As the agendas is to be considered in accordance with the Council’s formal committee procedures rather than a public forum, the public present will not be able to participate in the Committee’s discussions on the following items.

For further information on how to submit a question please see the documents section at the bottom of this page.