30 October 2015

Leaders at Sheffield City Council have announced the latest round of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the coming months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas.

This is now the fifth year of the ‘Cabinet in the Community’ programme – giving more people the opportunity to come and ask questions and get involved in the debate about Council issues across the city.

This year the focus of the meetings will be asking local people for their views on how they engage with the council. The events will include the usual opportunity to put any question 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.

The meetings will all take place between 6.30 and 8pm on the following dates:
• 11 November – South West
• 25 November – South East
• 20 January –North
• 27 January – South
• 16 February – East
• 24 February – North East
• 16 March – Central

The first meeting, the South West, will be begin at 6.30pm (refreshments from 6pm) at St Luke’s Church on Blackbrook Road, Lodge Moor, Sheffield S10 4LQ. Venues for the other meetings will be confirmed nearer the time.

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

Events will also be set up on Facebook for each of 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.