This week I am preparing for two council Scrutiny Committees. That means I’m spending my time reading rather than writing; there’s plenty to digest, with key decisions coming up.
Any member of the public can ask a question at committees, all of which are now meeting again in person. For example, all of the papers for the committees on which I sit are available online (below) and include details of how to ask questions.
Could this system be improved? As someone who believes passionately in the widest possible involvement in local democracy, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the accessibility of these processes.