How to have your say on council’s key discussions
RESIDENTS are being reminded that they can give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda.
People living in areas including Ormksirk, Burscough, Aughton and Skelmersdale have the chance to speak on certain agenda items at council meetings where important decisions are made that affect people across the borough.
In addition to those arrangements in place for speaking at planning and licensing committees, there is also an opportunity to speak on items being considered at meetings of cabinet, audit & governance committee, standards committee and overview and scrutiny committees.
The right to speak applies to all meetings of the committees mentioned but residents may wish to note the dates of upcoming meetings:
Cabinet, Tuesday, November 6 at 7pm.
Executive overview and scrutiny committee, Thursday, November 22 at 7pm.
Corporate and environmental overview and scrutiny committee, Thursday, December 6 at 7pm.
Agendas for these meetings will usually be published on the council’s website in the week preceding the meeting. To request to speak, members of the public must contact member services with their request by 10am on the Friday of the week preceding the relevant meeting.
The request can be submitted by email to member.services@ westlancs.gov.uk or by post to: Member Services, West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire, L39 2DF or by calling 01695 585065.
Full details of the arrangements are provided in the council’s public speaking protocol at www.westlancs.gov. uk/speak.
Council leader Cllr Ian Moran said: “The views of people living in West Lancashire on services provided by the council are really important to us.
“Please take a look at the agendas for these meetings when they are online and let us know if you want to come and speak on any of the items listed.”