Meetings, agendas and minutes

Return to in-person meetings

From Tuesday 15 February 2022 the Full Council meeting and all other committees will return to meeting in-person, having been held online throughout the pandemic. Meetings will continue to be livestreamed and be available for people to watch online, either "live" or by recording. Access to the YouTube link will be available on these webpages.

People are very welcome to attend our committee meetings, and we ask that you continue to take steps to keep yourselves and other people safe. Although the government has lifted restrictions, we plan to take a cautious approach of - Hands, Space, Face and Fresh Air.

Where possible we would ask that everyone follows these guidelines:

- stay at home if you feel unwell or if you have tested positive for Covid-19 to reduce the risk of passing on illness to friends, family, colleagues and others in the community

- suitable face coverings should be worn in the meeting ensuring that they cover your mouth and nose at all times unless addressing Council

- carry out a lateral flow test before attending the meeting

- cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze

- consider individual risks, such as clinical vulnerabilities and vaccination status, when thinking about attending a meeting

Committee meeting information

In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the council's decision-making processes.

Council, Cabinet and committee meetings.

You can find the agendas, minutes of previous meetings, as well as officer reports discussed at previous meetings. Information is also provided on dates of future meetings, and issues that will be discussed in future.

Dorset Council fully supports the principle of openness and transparency. Please read protocol for filming and audio recording of Public Council meetings for more information.

Elected representatives

Details of Dorset Council's councillors.

How to get involved

You are welcome to attend any public committee meeting to observe.

You can also participate in a meeting by asking a question or making a statement. The following documents will explain the procedure and for more information contact Democratic Services Team

Please read the information set out the
Public Participation at Committee Meetings
Public Participation at Full Council meetings
Guidance to Public Speaking at a Planning Committee
Licensing sub-committee procedure and guidance.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the Dorset Council area may sign or organise a petition to the Council. Please see the Petitions Scheme for more details.

It is also possible to subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding particular issues and committee meetings.

Become involved in overview and scrutiny

Come along to observe a People and Health Overview Committee, Place and Resources Overview Committee, Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee or People and Health Scrutiny Committee. Members of the public can also suggest a scrutiny topic or contribute to a review by submitting appropriate evidence. If you have a particular interest please contact the Democratic Services Team

Outside bodies

Contact details for the council representatives on outside bodies and forums that are independent from the council.


Information regarding the decisions taken by Cabinet, committees, etc, as well as officer delegated decisions taken by council officers.

To view documents in pdf format you will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.