East Hampshire District Council would like members of the public to participate in its public meetings and we have a few ways for you to do that.

Dates of all the council and committee meetings

Full council

If you would like to ask a question at meetings of the full council, please write to the democratic services team detailing your question.

Your question must be received no later than 12pm, 4 working days before the council meeting at which the question is to be asked. You can find dates of future council meetings on our website. 

Future full council meetings

You will have three minutes to ask your question at the meeting and either the leader of the council or the most appropriate cabinet member will respond.

Your question must:

  • be related to the functions of the council
  • not be offensive, derogatory, defamatory, or vexatious
  • not be related to council staffing or be sensitive personal information about a councillor
  • not be substantially the same as a question previously considered in the last 6 months

The council’s monitoring officer may reject a question if it does not meet these criteria.

Alternatively, you could make an address to a meeting of the full council.

A summary of the text of your speech should be sent to the democratic services team no later than 12 noon three working days before the meeting. The speech should reflect the summary provided. You can email the team by emailing democraticservices1@easthants.gov.uk.

Or write to us here: Democratic Services Manager, EHDC, PO Box 310, Petersfield, GU32 9HN.

Planning committee

If you would like to speak on a planning application, we have a scheme that allows people to address the council’s planning committee

You can only speak on a planning application if the application is to be determined by the planning committee, requests to speak at planning committee must be received by democratic services no later than 48 hours before the start of the meeting.

Future planning committee meetings

For further advice on the rules governing speaking at planning committee meetings please read the protocol for public speaking at planning committee or contact the officer named in the agenda for the meeting that you are interested in.

Search and comment on planning applications

Licensing sub-committee meetings

You are only able to speak at a licensing sub-committee if you are a registered party to the hearing.

Current licensing applications

Speaking at all other meetings

If you have any questions about participating in any council or committee meeting, you can contact the democratic services team by emailing democraticservices1@easthants.gov.uk.