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What community issues matter to you?

Is there an issue you think should be appearing on council papers for discussion in the coming financial year?

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Folkestone & Hythe District Council's overview and scrutiny committee is planning its programme for 2021/22 and seeking suggestions for district-wide matters which are important to your community.

Ideas will be subject to the approval of the monitoring officer. Members of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee will then consider proposals alongside forthcoming decisions to select and approve a work plan for the coming year at their meeting on 30 March 2021.

The recommended work plan will be the subject of a decision made at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 5 May 2021.

Cllr Jenny Hollingsbee, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "We want to discuss the issues that residents believe will help make our district even better, so this is a great opportunity to let us know what matters to you and what you think we should be talking about."

Suggestions which only affect one area - as opposed to the whole of the district - will not be chosen. 

While they do not have to be limited to the council or the services it provides, proposed ideas cannot include planning applications, licensing matters, housing appeals or disciplinary issues. (Topics outside of the remit of the council, where the council has no powers or influence will not be considered.)

Cllr Rebecca Shoob, overview and scrutiny committee chairman, added: "If you have a topic you would like us to discuss, please put forward your suggestions. This invitation is open to everyone and will help shape our scrutiny programme for the coming year."

To share your idea with us, please complete the form which can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 5 February 2021.

Date published: 12 January 2021

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