Tweet council your questions
Chance to join debate at annual meeting and have your say on services
READERS are being urged to pose questions for councillors via Twitter at an annual meeting today (July 16).
For the second year running, people are being invited to tweet their questions for debate direct into today’s full Bucks County Council meeting.
The council will be debating the future challenges and opportunities of delivering almost £800million of public services across the county including schools, roads, social care, waste and the environment. The keynote speaker will be national local government commentator, Tony Travers from the London School of Economics.
To help the debate, the council also wants to hear residents’ questions and comments about things that matter to them.
These can either be submitted via Twitter in advance or during the meeting ‘live’ by tweeting @bucksCC or using the hashtag #BucksAGM.
Leader of the council Martin Tett said he was looking forward to using social media again to allow local people to ask questions about the council services they receive.
He added: “I believe it’s vital for democracy that local people can engage with their county council. We provide most of the public services they receive and pay for through their council tax, so it’s only right they ask questions and give their views – that’s proper engagement.
“I hope people will take up the offer and submit their questions and views. The chairman will aim to ensure as many as possible are addressed during the meeting and I will personally answer any we don’t have time for.”
The annual meeting starts at 9.30am with the full debate running after lunch starting at 1.30pm and the public are welcome to attend.
Questions can be tweeted in advance or at any time up to 4pm on the day while the debate takes place.
Follow the debate via webcast from the council’s website using the link www.buckscc.public-i.tv/ core/portal/home.