for Members of the Public attending
Chiswick Area Committee (Monitoring)
Committee is part of the Borough
Council's decision-making machinery.
Its role is to monitor local services
provided by the Council and external
agencies and to receive petitions
on matters of local significance.
The Committee covers all of Hounslow
Borough -cast of the North Circular.
are specific agenda items which will
be discussed by the Area Committee
and on which the community will be
invited to give their views. There
is also a standing item on the agenda
which will provide time for community
representatives or individuals to
indicate broad matters of local concern
and thus to influence the content
of future agendas. Council officers
are present to give advice and information.
Debate and decisions are the responsibility
of the Members on the Area Committee.
timings will be allocated for agenda
items to assist the Chairman in managing
the Committee's business. Each item
will normally include a 20 minute
slot for community interaction which
will take place after the Committee's
initial consideration of the item.
A longer period will be programmed
into the agenda for items likely
to generate wider interest; other
items might receive less time.
order to best manage the time allocated
for community participation, the
Chairman will firstly seek an indication
of those wishing to speak and can
then, if necessary, limit speakers
to a specific time limit (an absolute
maximum of 5 minutes per speaker
will be allowed). Preference will
normally be given to representatives
of community groups, trader associations,
etc. and those directly concerned
with the issue.
you wish to speak it would be helpful
if you could stand at the microphone
as acoustics are poor in the hall.
Please try and keep your comments
brief and to the point and not repeat
what others have already said. Please
could you state your name and any
Organisation you represent or if
you have any other particular involvement
in the issue under discussion.
you have individual queries on matters
not pertinent to the meeting, members
and officers are always happy to
speak to members of the public on
a one-to-one basis either before
or after the meeting. You can also
contact your local Councillor
at their regular ward surgeries.
Details are available at the meeting.
Committee meets eight times a year.
Details of dates, times and venues
are available at the meeting.
you have any queries or wish to receive
information about the Area Committee
on a regular basis please contact
the committee clerk, Mike Smith,
on 020 8583 2069.