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Forward Plan

The council is required to publish a plan (the 'Forward Plan') containing details of all key decisions to be made by the council’s Executive.

The Forward Plan is prepared on a monthly basis.

It sets out decisions that are termed as 'key decisions' which the Executive (Cabinet) intend to take over on behalf of the council during the 4-month period following its publication.

Purpose of the Forward Plan

The purpose of the Forward Plan is to give plenty of notice and an opportunity for consultation on the issues to be discussed.

Preparation of the Forward Plan also helps the council to programme its work.

Updates to the Forward Plan

The Plan is updated in the middle of each month with the period of the Plan being rolled forward by 1 month and republished.

The Cabinet are allowed to make urgent decisions which do not appear in the Forward Plan.

Accessing the Forward Plan

Each current Forward Plan and a list of documents referred to therein, if any, may be inspected free of charge.

It can be viewed at the offices of the Chief Executive, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, during normal office hours on Monday to Friday. 

A copy of the Forward Plan is also available on the council’s website.

Contact us

Democratic Services

Walsall Council

Civic Centre

Darwall Street



Telephone 01922 654522

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