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A cross-party group has been set up to consider a petitions committee being formed as part of South Lanarkshire Council’s decision making framework.
The task and finish group will consider the terms and reference of a possible petitions committee and will then report back to the executive committee with its outcomes.
Leader of South Lanarkshire Council, Councillor John Ross, said: “As a new administration we are determined to explore every opportunity we can to give communities the opportunity to directly influence council policy.
“We feel one way of doing this would be to establish a petitions committee.
“The first step in doing this is to create a working group which will look at every aspect a petitions committee would involve, before reporting their findings back and allowing councillors to decide on whether we proceed.
“We are aware of similar committees operating in other local authority areas and believe this is something residents of South Lanarkshire will welcome.”
The cross-party group will consist of seven members in total.