The Council, comprising all 48
Members and Chaired by the Mayor, meets on a regular basis and sets
the overall Budget and the Authority’s Policy
Framework. Decision-making related to
the implementation of the Budget and Policy Framework is devolved
to the Cabinet.
The first Council meeting of the
Municipal Year, known as the Annual Council Meeting, is somewhat
different from the ordinary Council meetings in that it is devoted
largely to appointing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and to agreeing
sizes and allocations of seats on Committees etc.