Key Decisions and Private Meetings

The Forward Plan of Key Decisions is published each month and lists the key decisions that will be taken by the Council over the course of the next four months. Key Decisions relate to those decisions which are likely to:

  • result in the Council spending or saving money in excess of £500,000;
  • have a significant impact on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards within the Borough of Colchester.


The Plan sets out when the decisions will be taken and by whom. For the latest Forward Plan of Key Decisions, please click on the link below:-


Forward Plan of Key Decisions

Forward Plan Publication Dates 2022-23



The dates on each month in the forthcoming year on which each Forward Plan will be published on this website are set out below.  Occasionally during the course of the month an Updated Forward Plan is published as further information becomes available. The current Forward Plan is always available on this page.


Decisions covering

Forward Plan Publication Date

June 2022 - September 2022

3 May 2022

July 2022- October 2022

1 June 2022

August 2022 - November 2022

1 July 2022

September 2022 - December 2022        

3 August 2022

October 2022 - January 2023

2 September 2022

November 2022 - February 2023

3 October 2022

December 2022 - March 2023

2 November 2022

January 2023 - April 2023

1 December 2022

February 2023 - May 2023

3 January 2023

March 2023 - June 2023

1 February 2023

April 2023 - July 2023

3 March 2023

May 2023 - August 2023

3 April 2023




Notice of Executive Meetings to be Held in Private

Colchester Borough Council is required to give 28 clear days notice of its intention to hold a meeting of an executive decision making body in private  It complies with this requirement by publishing a list of those Cabinet meetings which will be held in private. This is normally published every month alongside the Forward Plan of Key Decisions, although occasionally during the course of the month an updated notice is published as further information becomes available. For the current notice of executive meetings to be held in private click on the link below.

Notice of Executive Decisions to be Held In Private