Residents turn out on a cold evening for Cabinet question time

Hounslow Council’s Cabinet members were quizzed by local residents in Isleworth at the latest Cabinet question time event last night [Thursday 30 November].

Published: Friday, 1st December 2017

Cabinet question time event


Hounslow Council’s Cabinet members were quizzed by local residents in Isleworth at the latest Cabinet question time event last night [Thursday 30 November].

The event was held in the Music Room, Spring Grove House, West Thames College, London Road.

In a vibrant question and answer session, Cabinet members were asked about a number of local issues. These included anti-social behaviour such as fly tipping and street drinking, rough sleepers in the area and policing matters. 

There were also discussions on recycling, and in particular the recycling of plastic items and the closure of Space Waye, the borough’s reuse and recycling centre for two weekends in December [9/10 and 16/17]. The site will be reopening to the public seven days a week from Monday 18 December.

Chairing the event was Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli, Borough Commander for Hounslow Police.

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 Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Engagement, Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services and Councillor Candice Atterton, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Opportunities.

Councillor Curran said: “I would like to thank those residents who attended, especially on a cold night. 

“As always, we were kept 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 residents face to face where they live – without 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 also like to thank Raj 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 arrangements in the New Year.” 

Following positive feedback from the previous four question time events in Chiswick, Feltham, Brentford and Heston, the aim is to hold these on a regular basis in different venues across the borough.