People’s priorities raised with the council

Opposition Lib Dem councillors at a meeting of councillors on Thursday will be asking a series of questions submitted by members of the public.

The questions cover a range of topics, from concerns around flooding, litter collection, city centre regeneration and how to grow business in the city.

Other issues raised will also include why the Labour administration intend to borrow so much money and their extensive use of consultants.

The Lib Dems first tabled questions from residents at the November 2015 meeting of councillors.

After the meeting, Martin Mancey, a senior Labour councillor and portfolio holder branded the questions as an ‘inappropriate use of council question time’ and ‘juvenile’.

In response opposition Lib Dem councillors have said that they will continue to raise the concerns of residents.

Leader of the Lib Dem group, Councillor Mike Ross, said: “It was great to so many member of the public sending in questions.

"The issues are clearly important and should be treated with the respect they deserve. It’s only right that people get answers to the questions that are important to them.

“It was a shame to see that the last time we asked residents questions some Labour councillors thought it was an ‘inappropriate use’ of time.

“I hope this month they will give the residents the respect they deserve and provide an answer to the questions put to them.”

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