Have a say on YOUR Gravesham council

PUBLISHED: 14:55 12 January 2011 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 January 2011

Council leader Mike Snelling is to take part in the debate

Council leader Mike Snelling is to take part in the debate


A public debate on everything from how frontline services can be maintained to community saftey is to be held next week.

Both leaders of the local Conservative and Labour parties, councillors Mike Snelling and John Burden, will be given the chance to speak to voters at the meeting at The Woodville Halls from 7pm on Tuesday on two pivotal subjects, voted for by the council’s residents panel and Youth Council.

This will include answering how frontline services can be maintained, despite budget cuts and how community safety can be maintained, despite an impending reduction in police numbers.

Canon Chris Stone of St George’s Church will act as the meeting facilitator and four members of the public, chosen by ballot, will be allowed to speak on the issues.

Cabinet members and shadow cabinet members will also speak on the topics for up to five minutes and members of the council may speak for up to three minutes.

The meeting will be webcast on the council’s website so anyone unable to come in person can watch the debate live.

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