A SERIES of meetings will be held by Derbyshire County Council to let people living in and around Ashbourne ask questions directly to councillors.
The local area committees plan to meet this month and next month to develop a ‘shared understanding’ of the area at the same time as identifying issues that are found to be affecting communities.
People will be given the opportunity to ask questions at the meetings which council bosses hope will give residents a chance to be part of the local decision-making process.
Councillor Brian Ridgway, cabinet member for council services said: “We’re very keen that local people have the opportunity to ask questions about issues that concern them.
“We want to encourage people to play a more active role in decisions that affect their patch-giving residents a chance to ask about issues that affect them is just one of the ways we hope to achieve that.”
A meeting for residents of the Derbyshire Dales is due to take place on Wednesday, October 2 and this will be hosted by Wirksworth Town Council.
Other meetings are due to take place this month and next month and people who want to ask a question will not have to give advance notice but are encouraged to let the local area committees know which agenda item their question relates to by noon the previous day.
To find out more or submit a questionto be answered at a meeting, email email@example.com call 01629 538327 or write to the Head of Democratic Services, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG.