Much of the business of the Council is delegated to 3 main Committees. As a Quality Council, Dunstable Town Council is required to hold 6 meetings of full Council during the year (including the Annual Council Meeting) with the requisite cycle of Committee meetings reporting thereto.
In accordance with the Local Government Act 1972, the Town Council is required to call a meeting of all electors of the Parish of Dunstable between 1st March and 1st June – the Town Meeting. The Town Mayor presides at this meeting (or in his/her absence, the Deputy Town Mayor).
All meetings, other than the Annual Meeting and Town Meeting, are held at Grove House, 76 High Street North, Dunstable and all are open to the public.
Copies of the agendas for all meetings are available for inspection 3 days beforehand at Grove House. They can also be viewed using the menu below.
Members of the public are welcome to ask questions about matters being considered at the meetings. Advance notice is required by the previous working day and further information is available from the Council’s Head of Finance and Support Services email@example.com
Further information on the Council’s Committees and responsibilities is included within the Council’s Constitution, Standing Orders and Delegations to Committees and Officers, a copy of which can be downloaded below.
Council Meetings During Covid-19 Pandemic:
Following the release of guidance from Public Health England advising on measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Town Council has taken the decision to close the Town Council’s offices at Grove House with effect from 5pm on Monday 23 March 2020 for at least a period of 12 weeks. As a result, and following the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020, any Council meetings which are held will be held remotely in accordance with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. The following Council meetings are now being held remotely via Microsoft Teams until further notice. To access any of these meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1 March: Community Services Committee
8 March: Grounds & Environmental Services Committee
11 March: Dunstable Joint Committee (CBC Meeting)
15 March: Finance & General Purposes Committee
16 March: Plans Sub-Committee
29 March: Town Meeting
30 March: Plans Sub-Committee
15 April: Personnel Sub-Committee
19 April: Full Council
20 April: Plans Sub-Committee
11 May: Plans Sub-Committee
17 May: Annual Council Meeting (7.30 pm)