Meetings, agendas and minutes

*Please note that with the exception of any essential Licensing or Regulatory Sub-Committees, meetings have been cancelled until the end of May (please see the decision called 'Committee Timetable' taken on this under 'Urgent Committee Decisions' here)

Any decisions that need to be taken during this period will be considered by the Head of Paid Service in consultation with the Chairman of the relevant committee, using the urgency provision in the Constitution at Part IV page 28. Decision notices will be published on the relevant committee pages (e.g. if a report was due to be considered at Corporate Policy and Resources Committee, then a decision notice will be published on that committee's page).*

In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the council’s decision making processes, find out about forthcoming Council meetings and decisions and obtain details for your local political representatives.

Members of the public can attend any committee or council meeting and listen to the debate. Although the public may be excluded for any item of business which discloses confidential information, the vast majority of issues are discussed in an open forum.

Council and committee meetings are held in the council offices, Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough. All meetings commence at 6.30pm with the exception of Full Council, which commences at 7.00pm, and Governance and Audit Committee, which commences at 2pm. Licensing and Regulatory Committees meet consecutively; Regulatory Committee will meet at the rising of Licensing Committee (which commences at 6.30pm).

The latest committee meeting date will be viewable using the 'Council and Committee meetings' link below, and you can also request a list of committee dates by emailing

Copies of the agenda are available from the council offices at five working days before the meeting and are also available on the website. Minutes of meetings can also be inspected.

Committee meeting information

Information regarding Council and committee meetings. You can find the agendas, minutes of previous meetings, as well as officer reports discussed at previous meetings. Information is also provided on dates of future meetings, and issues that will be discussed in future.

Elected representatives

Details of this council’s MP and councillors.

How to get involved

Subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding particular issues and committee meetings.

Outside bodies

Contact details for the council representatives on outside bodies and forums that are independent from the council.


Information regarding the decisions taken by council, committees, etc, as well as officer delegated decisions taken by council officers.

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