Shropshire Council

Public question time

Have your say

You elected Shropshire councillors to represent you. Is there anything you want to tell them to influence the decisions they make? One of the ways you can do this is to speak to councillors in public question time at the beginning of most council meetings.

For full council meetings there's a 30 minute slot, with individuals given up to three minutes to speak. You can ask a question, state your case, or present a petition. The question and response will be tabled at the meeting, after which you'll have the right to ask a supplementary question (as long as it relates to the original question and/or the portfolio holder/leader's reply). We require five clear working days' notice of your intention to speak at full council meetings. For other committee meetings we need at least two clear working days' notice.

Please note that there are special arrangements for public speaking at regulatory committee meetings on planning applications. The purpose of the right to speak is to give members of the public the opportunity to make their views known directly to the committee about the planning merits of individual planning applications. In order to register your intention to speak on a planning application you must contact Committee Services no later than two full working days before the day of the meeting.

You can put forward your request to speak at public question time online here.

Submit your request online now »

Alternatively, you can email our chief executive ( or write to: Chief Executive, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND. 

Upon receiving your submission we'll contact you and tell you when you'll have the opportunity to speak.