Council meetings are conducted in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders and Scheme of Administration and Delegations. The full Council meets around every 7 weeks, and there are normally 6 meeting cycles in a year.
In order to delegate its main functions, the Council has appointed four functional Committees. These are:
- Education and Families Committee
- Social Services Committee
- Development Committee
- Environment and Transport Committee
The Council has also appointed other Committees and Boards to conduct legislative requirements or oversee the work of the Council in a range of areas. These are:
- Planning Committee (meets monthly)
- Licensing Committee
- Audit and Standards Committee
- Harbour Board
- Shetland College Board
In addition to these Committees, the Council has appointed an Executive Committee which has some delegated powers within given terms of reference – stated in the Scheme of Administration and Delegations - but relate mainly to considering and recommending to Council the corporate plan and high level strategies which span over individual services such as the draft budget.
All of these committees form the political management framework for the Council.
Most meetings of the Council and its Committees are held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Lerwick, and all meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates can be found on the Council meeting calendar on this website, and from that page you can also access the agenda and reports to be considered at meetings, as well as find information about Councillors and other meetings that Councillors are involved in.
For further information on Committee or Council meetings, please contact Committee Services staff on 01595 744554 or e-mail email@example.com
Documents relating to the Council's Constitution: