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This page lists the meetings for Full Council.


Information about Full Council

Full Council comprises of 70 Councillors, each of whom is elected for a 4 year term and who represent the 34 wards of the City. The overriding duty of Councillors is to the whole community but they have a special responsibility to the constituents of their ward.


All Councillors meet together as the Full Council. These meetings are open to the public and the press and are also broadcast live on the Council’s YouTube page.


The Full Council sets the broad Policy and Budget Framework within which the Council operates. The Full Council is chaired by the Lord Mayor of Bristol. This role is a ceremonial and civic one. The Lord Mayor is a councillor and is chosen and appointed for a one year term by the Full Council at its annual Council meeting in May.


Apart from the Annual and Budget Council meetings, there is a one hour ‘Member Forum’ before each Council meeting for Councillors to ask questions of the Leader of the Council, Chairs of Policy Committees & Chairs of Regulatory Committees.  This session is also open for the public to observe and is webcast.


How to have your say


Check meeting agendas for updated 2024 public forum guidance to submit statements, questions, and petitions.