I attend many meetings on things that I've found interesting, grant funding, greening spaces etc. I've always made it clear that any opinions and thoughts are my own not the Councils, by simply stating this. The same with emails and I do sometimes ask the county council for information or help, especially following a query or problem sent to me by a resident. I'm their representative and as far as I'm concerned if I can help, I will. /our County Council is happy to assist with enquiries, although I do have to say that during the pandemic and still now, it can take a long time to get an answer!
Obviously if anything I look into and think it could be of interest to the Council to act upon I ask to have on the agenda or report it via a section we have during the monthly meeting called 'Councillors Updates'.