DEC 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Coventry's Cabinet To Face The Public
City Council's cabinet is taking to the road next week when it
hold a special session a school.
meeting at President Kennedy School on 13 December at 1.30pm is
being held as part of a commitment by the cabinet to keep in touch
with the people of the city.
well as the usual public business, the meeting will include a
session where members of the audience will be invited to put
questions to the ten members of the cabinet.
leader Nick Nolan said:
in May we determined that this council would operate openly.
we as elected members do in the name of Coventry and her people
must be open to question, debate and scrutiny.
very first Cabinet meeting included a public question and answer
session and more than 100 people took the opportunity to come
along and see us put through our paces.
hope this time even more will fill the hall at President Kennedy
School to hear us account for our decisions, policies and
first public meeting in May was held at St Mary's Guildhall. Next
week's meeitng is being arranged to give some schoolchildren the
opportunity to take part.
Tribe, head of President Kennedy School, said:
am very pleased that President Kennedy School has been chosen as
the venue for the first cabinet meeting to be held away from the
is a chance to see democracy in action and I hope the public
will come along."
of the public are asked to submit their questions in writing to
Coventry City Council, Members Services, FREEPOST CV2999, Council
House, Earl Street CV1 5BR by Friday or e-mail to email@example.com
will enable councillors time to establish facts and details before
replying in public at the Cabinet meeting. Please mark your
envelope 'Cabinet question' and include your name, address and a
daytime telephone number.
reasonable effort will be made to reply to any questions not taken
during the meeting. Cllr Joan Wright, cabinet member (Cultural and
Leisure Services) is unwell, and her questions will be answered by
Cllr Dave Batten.