The records of attendance indicate the number of meetings attended by each Councillor against each of the Council's Committees on which they are appointed to serve. Total attendance may be higher than expected if a Councillor has attended meetings as a substitute, but only attendance at meetings where the Councillor is a full member is included in the final percentage figures. The figures do not include attendance at Sub-Committees, informal meetings, working groups, training, voluntary and community bodies as a representative of the Council, or constituency work.
Where a leave of absence has been granted by Full Council this is noted on the record but periods of ill-health are not generally recorded.
Records are published on a quarterly basis with an annual summary of the previous year’s attendance.