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 2020-21



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 2020 - September 2020

1 May 2020

July 2020 - October 2020

3 June 2020

August 2020 - November 2020

3 July 2020

September 2020 - December 2020        

4 August 2020

October 2020 - January 2021

3 September 2020

November 2020 - February 2021

1 October 2020

December 2020 - March 2021

3 November 2020

January 2021 - April 2021

4 December 2020

February 2021 - May 2021

4 January 2021

March 2021 - June 2021

1 February 2021

April 2021 - July 2021

4 March 2021

May 2021 - August 2021

1 April 2021




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

Forward Plans

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