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Public speaking at meetings of the Council

Residents are being reminded that they can give their views on an item on a Borough Council agenda.

People living in West Lancashire 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 at the Council’s Derby Street offices:

  • Cabinet, Tuesday 15 January 2019, 7pm
  • Audit & Governance Committee, Tuesday 29 January 2019, 6.30pm
  • Executive Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Thursday 31 January 2019, 7pm

Agendas for these meetings will usually be published on the Council’s website www.westlancs.gov.uk/coins in the week preceding the meeting. For example the agenda for the January Cabinet will be on the website on Monday 7 January.

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. For example a request to speak at Cabinet in January 2019 must reach us by 10am on Friday, 11 January 2019.

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 which can be found at www.westlancs.gov.uk/speak.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “The views of people living in West Lancashire are really important to us. Please take a look at the agendas for these meetings when they appear on the Council website and let us know if you want to come and speak on any of the items listed.”

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