Full Council, Cabinet, individual Cabinet member and committee meetings are open to the public and press. Anyone is free to come along and listen to the debates.
If you can't attend in person you can watch Full Council and Cabinet meetings live online or at a later date to suit you.
Most meetings are held at County Hall in Lewes. You do not have to stay for the whole meeting.
Agendas for meetings
These can normally be downloaded in advance. If you are interested in a particular agenda item you can leave after that has been dealt with, or aim to arrive later if the item is further down the agenda. Agendas, minutes and reports for meetings can be found via the web page for the committee concerned:
Accessibility to Council meetings
All meeting rooms have wheel chair access and a hearing loop. If you have a visual impairment we can arrange for you to receive papers in large print or Braille – please contact Democratic Services.
When confidential matters are discussed the public and press are not allowed to be present. The agenda will say whether items are confidential. Any confidential matters will be discussed at the end of a meeting.