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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Residents can speak on agenda items at some Borough Council meetings

Residents who want to give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda are being reminded that they have that chance.

People living in West Lancashire have the chance to speak on certain agenda items at Council meetings where important decisions are made that affect people across the borough.

In addition to those arrangements already in place for speaking at Planning and Licensing Committees, there is also an opportunity to speak on items being considered at meetings of Cabinet, Audit & Governance Committee, Standards Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

Dates of forthcoming meetings are:

  • Cabinet, Tuesday 13 June, 7pm
  • Audit & Governance Committee, Tuesday 27 June, 6.30pm
  • Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Thursday 29 June, 7pm
  • Corporate & Environmental Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Thursday 13 July, 7pm

Agendas for these meetings will be published on the Council’s website www.westlancs.gov.uk in the week preceding the meeting. For example the agenda for the June Cabinet meeting will be published on Monday 5 June.

To request to speak, members of the public must contact Member Services with their request by 5pm on the Thursday of the week preceding the meeting. For example a request to speak at June Cabinet must reach us by 5pm on Thursday 8 June. The request can be submitted by email to member.services@westlancs.gov.uk or by sending to: Member Services, West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire, L39 2DF.

Full details of the arrangements are provided in the Council’s Public Speaking Protocol which can be found at speaking at council meetings.

Agendas and dates of future meetings can be found by going to www.westlancs.gov.uk and clicking on the link to Council meetings and agendas in the About the Council section.

Terry Broderick, who heads up the Council's Legal and Democratic Services teams, said: “The Council provides services for people living and working in the borough and the opinions of local people about those services are really important to us. So please take a look at the agendas for these meetings when they are online and let us know if you want to come and speak on any of the items listed.”

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