Councillors, committees and decisions
You can also view the contact details and roles of councillors, their statutory declarations of interests and gifts and hospitality received.
Committee agendas, reports and minutes
Access our archive of past and present committees:
- view the current memberships of each committee
- view the key decisions lists
- search for Leader’s urgent decisions and cabinet members' decisions
We try to ensure that as much information as possible about the work of these committees is publically available but we have to withhold certain items from publication to protect sensitive information.
Recordings of council meetings
Audio recordings of Full Council meetings have been available since 30 June 2010. To hear the recordings visit the Full Council meetings page, select a meeting date, and the audio recording link is at the top of the ‘items’ list on each page. MP3 files will play when you click the audio links. You can also download and save the files to play later.
All public meetings that are held remotely are live streamed on YouTube. You can either watch live, or watch a recording of the meeting on the council's YouTube channel.
Stay in touch by signing up to electronic copies of agendas and minutes for individual committees.
Take part in the democratic process
Find out how you can get involved in the democratic process - including petitions, public questions to Council, and deputations.
Read about the council's scrutiny committees and their key responsibilities.
Councillors receive a financial allowance for carrying out their roles and responsibilities. Below you can view the current allowances scheme and see what allowances were paid out in the last two financial years.
- Members' allowances scheme 2020-21 (pdf 123KB)
- Allowances paid in 2019-20 (pdf 62 KB)
- Allowances paid in 2018-19 (pdf 91KB)
Councillors’ gifts and hospitality
The Council's constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that it is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.
Financial Regulations provide the regulatory and governance framework which directs the way Hammersmith & Fulham Council undertakes its financial activities including financial planning, budget setting, budget monitoring, and closing of the accounts.
Contract Standing Orders govern all contractual arrangements made by, or on behalf of, the Council for the carrying out of works or for the supply of goods, materials or services. This includes all types of procurements, re-lets, direct awards, variations, novations, extensions and any other contractual transactions which the Council enters into.
MPs and MEPs
Find out who your MPs, MEPs and GLA representatives are.
Outside bodies and local government organisations
Every year, the council is approached by the Local Government Association, the London Councils and other key local government bodies to nominate representatives to their committees or boards. These representatives work on committees which lobby the government and develop policy which affects local authorities.
The council is also approached by local community organisations and charities to nominate people to their management boards or as trustees or directors. The council acknowledges the significant contribution that these organisations make to the social fabric of our borough.
On our outside bodies and local government organisations page you can find a list of all current outside bodies and local government organisations the council has appointed representatives to.
On our transparency page you can find information on senior officer salaries, spending on suppliers and contracts, our asset register, parking, and more.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council adopted a new constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that it is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.
In July 2018, the Local Government Boundary Commission began a three-year programme of electoral reviews of London Boroughs that had not been reviewed in the previous 5 years.
An electoral review recommends new ward boundaries that mean each councillor will represent approximately the same number of voters. The Commission also aim to ensure that the pattern of wards reflect the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government.
The Commission’s final recommendations were published on 2 June 2020. They propose that Hammersmith & Fulham should have 50 councillors, four more than we currently have. Those councillors should represent eight three-councillor wards and 13 two-councillor wards across the borough. The Commission is recommending ward boundary changes in the Fulham area, as well as modifications to College Park & Old Oak and White City wards.
Pending Parliamentary approval, these changes will come into effect at the local elections in 2022.
More detail about the proposals, including an interactive map, is available on the Local Government Boundary Commission’s website at: www.lgbce.org.uk