Brent residents can now quiz cabinet members at council meetings
PUBLISHED: 11:05 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:05 24 February 2016
Brent residents now have a chance to quiz cabinet members at full council meetings over issues close to their heart.
A new standing order is being added to the council meeting rule which allows members of the public to ask questions of all eight cabinet members.
The questions must be submitted 15 days before the monthly gathering at the Brent Civic Centre in Engineers Way, Wembley, and a written answer will come the day before it and repeated at the meeting.
The person can then ask one more question to the cabinet member but it has to be related to their first enquiry.
The public currently only has access to talk at full meeting by putting forward a deputation – a group or person appointed to talk on behalf of others - about an item on the agenda. This is usually available on the council website ten days before hand.
All cross party councillors at the full council meeting on Monday agreed the change.