Topic: Long Term Plan monthly workshop
Workshops may commence earlier or later than advertised when the workshop follows a formal Council or Committee meeting. For example, workshops are often brought forward if a Committee meeting that precedes it finishes earlier than expected.
Workshops are for staff to seek direction and feedback from elected members – no decisions are made at a workshop.
Members of the public may be asked to leave a workshop if the elected members wish to discuss a matter with the public excluded (e.g. due to commercial sensitive information, or to protect legal privilege).