A packed Heston Community Centre was the venue for the latest Cabinet question time event on Thursday.
Published: Friday, 7th April 2017
Residents turned out in force on what was a warm spring evening to take part in a question and answer session with Hounslow Council Cabinet members.
Issues that local residents put to the Cabinet panel included waste and recycling, fly tipping and littering issues, the condition of the area’s roads and pavements and local leisure centre membership.
MC for the night was David Blackett, Chairman of the Heston Residents’ Association who was a superb host.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council and Cabinet colleagues spoke on the topics and issues raised and relayed information in order to answer resident’s questions.
Joining Cllr Curran were Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Katherine Dunne, [Housing], Councillor Sue Sampson [Community Protection], Councillor Kamaljit Kaur [Adult Social Care and Health Services], Councillor Corinna Smart [Public Health and Leisure] and Councillor Richard Foote [Communities].
Councillor Curran said: “There was a tremendous turnout from residents in Heston last night.
“They kept us on our toes with their questions which is what we fully expect and we were delighted to see residents so rightly interested and passionate about what is going on in the area where they live.
“I particularly enjoy these events because they're a good opportunity to meet with residents face to face. It’s also about us meeting with residents where they live – not them having to come to us at the Civic Centre.
“There were challenging questions and we will of course look at everything that was asked in more depth so we can follow up as necessary.
“I would like to thank everyone who attended and those who put forward questions.
“I would also like to thank David for doing a great job in chairing the event, it was much appreciated.
“We now look forward to the next Cabinet question time event and will make the next date and venue known once we have confirmed a date.”
Following positive feedback from the previous three question time events in Chiswick, Feltham and Brentford, the aim is to hold these on a regular basis in different venues across the borough.