The Council is
composed of 66 Councillors elected every four years. Councillors are democratically accountable to
residents of their ward. The overriding
duty of Councillors is to the whole community, but they have a
special duty to their constituents, including those who did not
vote for them.
Functions and Powers
(ii) Budget – The approval
or adoption of a plan or strategy for the control of the local
authority’s borrowing, investments or capital expenditure, or
for determining the authority’s minimum revenue provision,
which meaning will include:
the allocation of financial resources to different services and
proposed contingency funds
the Council tax base
setting the Council tax
decisions relating to the control of the Council’s borrowing
treasury management functions
the control of its capital expenditure and
the setting of virement limits.
Wirral Council is
fully committed to equalities and our obligations under The
Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty.
We encourage people
who have a protected characteristic to participate in public
meetings and in the democratic process. If you have any
adjustments that would help you attend or participate at this
meeting, please let us know as soon as possible and we would be
happy to facilitate where possible. Please contact email@example.com.
questions must be submitted no later than midday three working days
before the meeting and are done so via this link: Public Question
note, anyone submitting public questions via email will be referred
to the link above.
If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your
question by the deadline for submission, please telephone the
relevant Committee Services Officer to confirm we have received
your form. Their contact details can be found further down this
page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
member of the public may speak on up to two non-procedural items on
any Agenda if notice has been given no later than midday 3 working
days in advance of the meeting. Please give notice to mailto:email@example.com
do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your statement by
the deadline for submission, please telephone the relevant
Committee Services Officer to confirm we have received your email.
Their contact details can be found further down this
Petitions may be presented to the Council if provided to
Democratic and Member Services no later than 10 working days before
the meeting, at the discretion of the Mayor. The person presenting
the petition will be allowed to address the meeting briefly (not
exceeding three minute) to outline the aims of the petition. The
Mayor will refer the matter to another appropriate body of the
Council within whose terms of reference it falls without
discussion, unless a relevant item appears elsewhere on the Agenda.
If a petition contains more than 5,000 signatures, it will be
debated at a subsequent meeting of Council for up to 15 minutes, at
the discretion of the Mayor.
Please give notice of
presentation of a petition to: firstname.lastname@example.org
do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your petition,
please telephone the relevant Committee Services Officer to confirm
we have received your email. Their contact details can be found
further down this page.
For further information about how
we use the personal data of individuals speaking at Council and
Committee meetings, please see the following
document: Document Data Protection
Protocol for Public Speakers at Committees | Wirral