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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Residents’ rights to speak at 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 longstanding arrangements already in place for speaking at Planning and Licensing Committees, there are also opportunities 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:

  • Audit & Governance Committee, Tuesday 5 September, 6.30pm
  • Cabinet, Tuesday 12 September, 7.00pm
  • Standards Committee, Tuesday 19 September, 5.00pm
  • Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Thursday 28 September, 7.00pm
  • Corporate & Environmental Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Thursday 12 October, 7pm

Agendas for these meetings will be published on this website  in the week preceding the meeting. For example the agenda for the September Cabinet meeting will be published on Monday 4 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 7 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 .

Find agendas and dates of future meetings .

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, 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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