Chance to quiz councillors on key city issues

News Desk
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Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:18pm

People in Exeter are being given the chance to quiz councillors on any key issues for the city.

Exeter residents are invited to put forward questions to members of the joint County and City Councils' Exeter Board, at their next meeting on Monday 21 November at 5:30pm at the Civic Centre in Paris Street.
The Board allocates 15 minutes for their ‘open forum’, with 3 minutes per speaker, with a maximum of 3 - 4 speakers to allow time for discussion.

Previously, residents have prompted debate about issues including street lighting, homelessness and waste collection. Questions need to be on key issues for the city of strategic, political or financial significance.

Anyone wishing to speak is requested to submit their question or a brief outline of any points they may wish to make by 12 noon on Tuesday 15 November to Howard Bassett, Democratic Services Officer, Exeter City Council, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1JN or email

The agenda will be available to view online seven days before the meeting at

It will be at the discretion of the Chair to accept questions in the context of the Board’s terms of reference and, where applicable, refer the proposer/submitter of the question to the relevant Exeter City Council Scrutiny Committee. The Board can only respond to questions (verbally or in writing) if someone from the appropriate agency can do so and with enough notice.

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