The full Council of 57 councillors is responsible for
agreeing the main policies and priorities for all services (overall
policy framework), including the Council's budget.
The Council elects the Leader of the Council and is
for establishing the other committees and panels of the County
Council. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected by the Council
at the annual meeting, usually held in May.
These meetings are open to the public and press and
are webcast (where possible).