I have lodged notice of seven questions that I want to put to Cabinet members at the full meeting of New Forest District Council on Monday evening.
I am the record holder for asking the most questions at full Council meetings.
There are always plenty of subjects to quiz the ruling cabinet members about, from housing, to Planning, to littering, to community safety and even planned Chinese Lantern Events.
If I didn’t ask questions, the 60 Councillors would simply have gathered for a rubber stamping meeting lasting between 10 and 15 minutes.
My questions and challenges do sometimes yield results.
At my prompting, there is to be a review of staff resources within the Legal Services department and consideration of bringing in a voluntary additional council tax payment for wealthy people who are prepared to pay a bit more to ensure public services are maintained.
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I must admit to a slight sinking feeling whenever the thick file of papers known as the Agenda and reports for the next District Council planning committee fall on my doormat.
The District Council formally decided to adopt new powers that will enable them to levy fines at the registered owners of vehicles, if any litter is thrown out, whether by the driver or a passenger.