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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Members of the public to be given opportunity to speak at more Council meetings

If you want to give your views on an item on a Borough Council agenda then you could be given that chance.

West Lancashire residents are being offered the opportunity 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, the Council has introduced public speaking at meetings of Cabinet, Audit & Governance Committee, Standards Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

Dates of forthcoming meetings are:

  • Cabinet, Tuesday 13 September, 7pm
  • Audit and Governance Committee, Tuesday 27 September, 6.30pm
  • Executive Overview and Scrutiny committee, Tuesday 29 September, 7pm

Agendas for these meetings will be published on the Council’s website on the Monday of the week preceding the meeting, for example the September Cabinet agenda will be published on Monday, 5 September.

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 September Cabinet must reach us by 5pm on Thursday 8 September. 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 meetings.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “The Council provides services for the benefit of people living and working in the borough and the views of local people on those services are really important to us. So please take a look at the agendas for these meetings when they are on line and let us know if you want to come and speak on any of the items listed.”

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