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 City 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

Notice of Key Decision Not Included on the Forward Plan - Revised Pay Award 2023-24




Forward Plan Publication Dates 2023-24



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 2023 - September 2023

3 May 2023

July 2023- October 2023

2 June 2023

August 2023 - November 2023

3 July 2023

September 2023 - December 2023        

3 August 2023

October 2023 - January 2024

1 September 2023

November 2023 - February 2024

3 October 2023

December 2023 - March 2024

2 November 2023

January 2024 - April 2024

1 December 2023

February 2024 - May 2024

3 January 2024

March 2024 - June 2024

1 February 2024

April 2024 - July 2024

1 March 2024

May 2024 - August 2024

2 April 2024




Notice of Executive Meetings to be Held in Private

Colchester City 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