How we make decisions

We take decisions in a democratic, open and structured manner. We publish the timetable for meetings and welcome public input. We publish the agendas and minutes for all of our meetings, so you can see how a decision was reached. We use reports and consultation papers relevant to the decision, as well as regulations, bye-laws and of course, the opinion of the members of the community that we serve. Often, opinions and objectives will be in conflict, so we seek to arrive at effective solutions that provide the best benefit for the community as a whole.