The Council meeting consists of all 48 Members of the Council
and meets 6 times a year in the Town Hall, usually on Wednesdays
commencing at 5.00pm.
The Council timetable begins with an annual meeting in May
when it elects the Mayor of Chesterfield for the municipal year
ahead and confirms the appointment of councillors to serve on committees. Council
also appoints the Leader who in turn appoints the Deputy Leader of
the Council and it’s Executive, the principal decision making body.
Although the Executive (the Cabinet and its members) takes
most of the day-to-day decisions in the running of the authority,
the meetings of the Council remain the ultimate policy making body
for Chesterfield Borough.
The Council sets the budget and policy
framework (Constitution Part 4) within which the Cabinet
must operate. The budgetary framework includes the use of capital
resources as well as the revenue budget and setting the council
tax. The policy framework is made up of a wide range of plans and
strategies, such as the Housing Strategy, the Development
Framework and the Corporate
All meetings of the Council are open to the public to attend.
Although members of the press and public are not permitted to take
part in the discussions, a period of 30 minutes is set aside at the
start of ordinary meetings of the Council for members of the public
to ask questions about any matter affecting the Borough.
Asking a question at Council
Deadline for submission of questions to