Council Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Attending a Council or Committee Meeting

Attending a meeting of the town council is a great way to learn first-hand how local decisions are made. The Town Council warmly welcomes members of the public to observe its meetings (except for a few which are confidential or informal working parties). Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber, The Guildhall, 11 Church Street. Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DS.

Fifteen minutes are put aside at the beginning for any members of our local community who wish to address the Town Councillors. You can use all 15 minutes if you wish or speak for only a portion of that time. If there is more than one person who wishes to speak, then the Chair of the Committee may ask them to share the 15 minutes accordingly.

For guidance on attending a council meeting, please contact the Town Clerk.

Meetings calendar

View our Meetings Calendar

Dates for forthcoming meetings will be detailed in the Council diary a minimum of 3 clear days prior to the meeting. Please note these are subject to change so keep informed by checking the website or contacting the office (01255 507211).

Agendas and Minutes are available to download from the website or by calling the office where a hard copy will be available for your collection.

Protocol for public speaking