Harrogate Borough Council to be put to the test during 'Ask the Cabinet'

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Harrogate Borough Council's Cabinet will be put to the test by members of the public on Thursday, July 28, during the first 'Ask the Cabinet' event.

The initiative is the first in an annual programme of events where residents can attend an open meeting and put their questions to the Cabinet.

Members of the public will be able to ask questions on topics ranging from housing to household and council tax to car parks.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 6pm in the Queen’s Suite at Harrogate International Centre.

‘Ask the Cabinet’ with be chaired by Council Leader, Coun Richard Cooper, and will also include the Council’s Chief Executive, Wallace Sampson. The full Cabinet will also be there to answer questions.

Coun Cooper said: “It is going to be quite nerve-wracking answering the public’s questions with no warning of what they might be.

"But, as councillors we are here to be accountable; not hidden away from residents.

“I am also keen that people have the opportunity to see the wider picture of all the services the council offers.

There will be a number of those services on display and, to help our environment, residents will be able to take away blue recycling bags and black boxes.”

The event is open to anybody to ask any question they wish about any issue for which HBC is responsible for, or for which it can influence others.

Everyone attending will also be able to take away with them a free blue recycling bag, a black recycling box and will be able to register to receive email and text notifications of council news such as changes to bin collection dates due to bank holidays.

Anyone wishing to attend the event should register their interest by emailing askthecabinet@harrogate.gov.uk or call 01423 500600.