Cabinet question time is a good debate!

Local issues were discussed as Hounslow Council’s Cabinet members met residents at the second question time event on Thursday evening.

Published: Friday, 23rd September 2016

Local issues were discussed as Hounslow Council’s Cabinet members met residents at the second question time event on Thursday evening.

Held at the Southville Community Centre, Feltham, Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council and Cabinet colleagues spoke about council services and other matters following questions from residents in Feltham.

Joining Cllr Curran was Councillor Theo Dennison [Finance and Citizen Engagement], Councillor Katherine Dunne, [Housing], Councillor Sue Sampson [Community Protection], Councillor Richard Foote [Communities] and Councillor Tom Bruce [Education and Children’s Services].

Topics of discussion included enforcement issues surrounding fly tipping and littering, changes to Space Waye and the garden waste service, communication with the council via telephone and email, traffic and transport issues such as potholes and speed humps, anti-social behaviour and housing.

MCing the event was Greg Ashman, London Fire Brigade’s Borough Commander.

Following positive feedback from the first question time event which took place in Chiswick in February this year, the aim is to hold these on a regular basis and the next one is set for November.

Councillor Curran, said: “Once again, it was good to have an opportunity to answer questions and discuss with residents face-to-face issues and concerns they have where they live and work.

“All of the issues that were raised at the event will be looked at in more depth and as I said at the meeting we acknowledge the need to improve on how we communicate with residents.

“I would like to thank all the residents who attended and to those who put forward questions. Answers to these questions will be published on the council’s website for residents to see.

“I would also like to thank Greg Ashman for doing a great job in chairing the event, it was appreciated.

“We now look forward to the next Cabinet question time event and hope that these will continue to be useful and informative for our residents.”