15 February 2016

Sheffield’s Council leaders will be holding their next Cabinet meeting in the north east of the city next week.

The City Council has held a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas.

There are two meetings left in the series and the one in the north east will be held at Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road on Wednesday 24 February at 6.30pm (refreshments from 5.30pm).

The ‘Cabinet in the Community’ meetings are intended to give more people the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in the debate about Council issues across the city.

The focus of these meetings is to ask local people for their views on how they engage with the council. The events include the usual opportunity to put any questions of concern to the relevant Cabinet Member.

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council said: “Over the last few years we have found the Cabinet in the Community events to be a positive way of connecting with people across the city. We’ve had some really lively debates and discussions on issues that matter to people in those areas.

“I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to take part in some really important debates in each part of the city. I hope as many people as possible will use the sessions as a way of engaging in democracy at a local level.”

The items for discussion will be drawn up by local people and put to the Cabinet in the hour and a half session.

Residents will be able to submit written questions at least five days in advance of the meeting by emailing CabinetintheCommunity@sheffield.gov.uk. Where possible, questions will be grouped together so that a more focussed discussion can take place.

Events have been set up on Facebook for the Cabinet in the Community sessions, which residents can join to keep up with all the latest information. To find these events, visit the Our Sheffield or Sheffield Events Facebook pages.

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Notes for editors:

The final meeting in the series will be in the Central Area at St. Bart’s, Primrose Hill, Langsett and take place on Wednesday 16 March between 6.30 and 8pm.