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Committees - Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Detailed information on our meetings including councillors, meeting dates, reports and minutes.

The public are welcome to attend all borough council committee meetings. The dates and times of the council and committee meetings are shown in the calendar of meetings 2013-2014 (pdf, 16kb) (opens in a new window)  and members of the public are welcome to attend.  For more information about attending a meeting please see:

Guidance for speaking at meetings (pdf, 21kb) (opens in a new window)

Constitution of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Committee membership (pdf, 12kb) (opens in a new window)

Calendar of meetings 2014-2015 (pdf, 16kb) (opens in a new window)

On occasions some reports on the agenda will be confidential (referred to as 'exempt') because they contain, for example, information relating to individuals or legal advice.  The press and the public will be asked to leave the meeting for this part of the agenda.

View a copy of councillors' attendance at meetings 2012-2013 (pdf, 19kb) (opens in a new window)  which is updated each quarter of the municipal year.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes of borough council meetings are available on this website. If you would like to see older agendas and minutes or those for non-current committees, please contact the Democratic Services Team on (01305) 252216 or by e-mail at

  • Full Council

    The council meeting takes place five times a year at the Guildhall in Weymouth and is a meeting of all 36 Councillors.

  • Audit Committee

    The Audit Committee provides an independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and corporate governance arrangements including anti-fraud and corruption.

  • Appeals Committee

    The Appeals Committee is a regulatory committee that meets to consider staffing and parking appeals.

  • Weymouth Harbour Management Board

    The Harbour Management Board was established to manage the harbour and its associated assets in accordance with its approved business plans.

  • Licensing Committee

    Licensing Committee provides an efficient and effective licensing and regulatory system in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and local policies. It also investigates breaches of licensing controls.

  • Planning and Traffic Committee

    The Planning and Traffic Committee determines applications in relation to the council's statutory functions with regard to planning, building control, on-street and off-street traffic regulation orders in accordance with the policies of the borough, the Local Plan and legislation, except where such decisions have been delegated to officers.

  • Policy Development Committee

    The Policy Development Committee enables policy development and review to take place before consideration by the Management Committee or Full Council.

  • Management Committee

    The Management Committee is the main decision making committee of the council and carries out all of the council's functions which are not the responsibility of any other part of the council, whether by law or under the council's constitution.

  • Scrutiny and Performance Committee

    The key role of the Scrutiny and Performance Committee is to use the scrutiny process to improve, development and add value to the council's activities.

  • Standards Committee

    Following the introduction of the Localism Act 2011 the council has adopted a new code of conduct for members and a new councillor complaints process. The Standards Committee was discontinued on 31 July 2013, following a full council decision. For further information on the new councillor complaints system please see the links below.

  • Shared Services Joint Advisory Committee

    The joint advisory committee has been established under the Collaboration Agreement adopted by West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. The committee is responsible for advising both councils on the delivery of the specified functions with a view to their more economical, efficient and effective discharge.

  • Search for a Weymouth and Portland council meeting, minute, agenda or report

    Use our search facility to find a meeting, minute, agenda or report from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

  • Information Reports

    Information reports issued by the Council

  • Contact Committees

    Contact Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's Committees Team

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