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Your chance to question Adur and Worthing’s Council Leaders

12 July 2022 12:36 PM | Anonymous

Your chance to question Adur and Worthing’s Council Leaders

The leaders of Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council are to be questioned by councillors about their strategies for the authorities - and you can get involved as well.

Adur’s Cllr Neil Parkin and Worthing’s Cllr Dr Beccy Cooper will face questions from the members of Adur & Worthing Councils’ Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 14 July.

The members will ask questions about issues linked to the leaders’ portfolios, including the Councils’ overall policies and strategies, how the Councils are performing and civic matters involving the Mayor of Worthing and Chairman of Adur.

The Adur committee members will question Cllr Parkin while the Worthing members will question Cllr Cooper.

Residents can also have their questions answered if they submit them in advance. The questions have to relate to the leaders’ portfolios or to strategic issues involving the Councils and our communities. They must be questions, not just statements, and be about policy  rather than just the day-to-day business of the Councils. 

Questions will be put as part of the Public Question Time section of the meeting (a maximum of 30 minutes) via the Chairman of the committee. If it is not possible to respond to questions at the meeting in the time allocated, residents will be written to with a response. 

Cllr Joss Loader, the Adur chairman of the committee, said: “This will be the first time we have had the opportunity to interview the Councils’ leaders since the local elections in May so we will be interested to see what they have to say.

“The Councils’ direction and vision affects us all so these sessions are a vital check to scrutinise decisions and the reasons for making them.” 

To submit your questions for either Cllr Parkin or Cllr Cooper email democratic.services@adur-worthing.gov.uk. The deadline for questions to be received is midday on Tuesday 12 July.