Annual Council, Full Council - Tuesday, 9th May, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Oliver Harrison 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

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Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 103 KB


Apologies for Absence


Election of Lord Mayor


Election of Deputy Lord Mayor


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

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Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor


Public Statements pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Under the Council’s constitution, there is no provision for public forum at the Annual Council meeting. However, in consultation with the Mayor and Party Group Leaders, the Lord Mayor has determined that written statements from members of the public will be accepted for this meeting on the following basis:


1. The wording of all written statements must be submitted by the deadline of midday Thursday 4 May 2023 due to bank holidays. Please note that public questions are not permitted on this occasion. Statements should be sent to


2. Statements for this meeting must be about the reports included on the agenda.


3. One written statement per member of the public or member of Council is permitted.


Details of all statements submitted will be sent to the Lord Mayor, Mayor and all Councillors as soon as possible after the above deadline.


Dates and Times of Full Council Meetings 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Recommendation: To approve the dates and times of Full Council meetings in 2023-2024.


Establishment of Committees 2023/34 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Recommendation: to approve the composition of Committees for the 2023-24 municipal year (full recommendations are set out in detail at the end of the report).


Allocation of Committee Seats 2023/34 pdf icon PDF 195 KB



1. To review and approve the allocation of seats on committees in accordance with the statutory requirements concerning political balance and to approve the appointment of Members (and substitutes) to serve on committees (full recommendations set out at the end of this report).


2. To appoint Chairs to the Committees/Commissions as proposed.

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Scrutiny Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Recommendation: That Members note the Scrutiny Annual Report 22/23.

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Committee Model Working Group Update pdf icon PDF 248 KB