We are committed to open government and want to encourage you to have your say on the decisions that affect you, your family and community as a whole.
We recognises that it is important to provide as much information about these decisions as possible. The government has guided local authorities to this through a forward plan.
What is the forward plan?
The forward plan is a document that sets out information about key decisions that the council will make in the next four months. By law, councils must publish these in a monthly forward plan. This also provides residents with the opportunity to have a say on these decisions before they are taken.
What is a key decision?
The government has asked councils to define which financial decisions are significant and, therefore key. Our definition of a key decision is:
spending or savings of £250,000 or more that is not in the council’s budget
one likely to have a significant impact on the community
What is included in the forward plan?
The plan includes as much of the following information as is available when it is published:
reference number of the report
title or subject matter of the report
Officer and lead cabinet member contact details
what the decision making body/individual are being asked to decide
which documents will be made available to the decision maker
bodies which are being or have been consulted
reference number which exempt information will fall under
which body or individual are making the decision and the estimated date when the decision will be taken
Have your say
If you would like to comment on any decision included in the forward plan please contact us to ensure your comments are considered by those taking the decision.
You can also obtain a copy of the forward plan by contacting us:
London Borough of Hounslow
Tel: 020 8583 2250
Fax: 020 8583 2252