County Councillors are usually members of a political party, but they can be independent. The party with the most Councillors becomes the ruling party.
The Labour Party is currently in control of Nottinghamshire County Council with a majority of one seat. You can view the current composition of the County Council on our elections page.
Full Council is a major meeting of all 67 County Councillors and is the highest level of decision making in the Council. It:
- meets approximately every eight weeks
- sets and approves the policies and budgets within which the Council operates
- appoints the Leader, committees and their chairs/vice-chairs
- acts as a forum for political and policy debate on issues affecting the county and its people.
Council meetings are usually open to the public, to see agendas, reports and minutes please see the meetings calendar.
The Council operates a Committee system from which means that, apart from day-to-day operational decisions, decisions are made by committees comprised of Councillors from all political groups.
View details of the Council's committees, including their members and when they meet.
The Council has two scrutiny committees which focus on health issues.