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Topic: Re:Ward forums
Posted by: Mark Evans
Date/Time: 23/04/24 14:30:00

Ultimately it is probably down to lack of finances - it sounds like the council thought they could fund the expanded Town forums through the Community Infrastructure Levy but less of that is coming through and there are more urgent priorities for what remains.

It did strike me at the time as quite spiteful to scrap the old ward forums. They might not have been that effective in parts of the borough but in Southfield ward the Lib Dems used the small budgets they were given quite effectively. I went to two of the meetings before they were scrapped and they were an impressive exercise in local democracy. I can see why the ward councillors are furious they no longer happen as the one bit of discretionary budget they controlled has been taken away from them.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Ward forums18/04/24 16:15:00 Simon Hayes
   Re:Ward forums19/04/24 14:47:00 Rosco White
   Re:Ward forums23/04/24 14:30:00 Mark Evans
      Re:Re:Ward forums23/04/24 16:45:00 Rosco White
         Re:Re:Re:Ward forums23/04/24 16:55:00 Mark Evans
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums23/04/24 18:44:00 Simon Hayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums24/04/24 09:53:00 Rosco White
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums25/04/24 13:49:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums25/04/24 13:54:00 N V Brooks
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums25/04/24 14:55:00 Rosco White
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums07/05/24 09:59:00 Mark Evans
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums07/05/24 17:32:00 Simon Hayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums09/05/24 10:44:00 Rosco White

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