Quiz council bosses online live
Worcestershire County Council is inviting residents and
businesses to get online and quiz its bosses in the first ever
online question time via webcast. The webcast will stream live over
the internet from the Council Chamber on Thursday March 8,
The county's residents and businesses will be able to
watch and ask questions by email, Twitter and Facebook. Those
interested in getting involved are encouraged to send their
questions and comments in advance or during the live webcast. These
will be posed to a panel that will include Leader Cllr Adrian
Hardman, Chief Executive Trish Haines and Director of Resources
Questions that people might like to ask could
be about any council services; potholes or gritting, care homes or
buses, schools or libraries, health care or broadband through to
the budget and council tax. All these areas relate to the
council's corporate plan 'Worcestershire: Fit for the Future'
which includes four key areas of focus: Open for Business, Children
and Families, The Environment and Health and Wellbeing.
The webcast will begin with a brief
introduction about where the council spends its money and the
challenges that it faces. The panel will then field questions from
Councillor Adrian Hardman, Leader of
Worcestershire County Council, said: "This first live
interactive webcast is another example of the way the County
Council is embracing technology to communicate and engage with
people across the county.
You may have a question about how you think
the County Council can improve a service; ask about the budget, a
suggestion for saving money or a query about commissioning of
council services. If you have a question, please get involved in
this online question time event."
Residents and businesses who would like to
tune in to the live webcast can visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/webcasts
where a live link will appear on Thursday March 8. The webcast will
start at 6pm.
Questions or comments can be sent in advance
or during the webcast in the following ways:
Comment or write on the council's
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/worcscc
Those who are unable to watch the webcast live
are encouraged to still send in questions in advance and watch it
back on the County Council's website at a later date.
Residents wishing to view the detailed 2012/13
budget report can visit the
Cabinet pages and
view the February 9 Cabinet Agenda, Item 4: Budget 2012/13.
This page was last reviewed 29 February 2012 at 15:59.
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