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Public speaking at Council meetings

Ask a question at the next full Council meeting

Please make sure you have read through the guidance below before submitting your question.

A question can also be posted to: the Committee Services Manager, Council Offices, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT10 1XZ

Members of the press and residents of Thanet can ask questions at ordinary meetings of Council; the exceptions being the annual council meeting, the annual budget-setting meeting (usually at the beginning of February) and extraordinary meetings.

A question must be submitted by the person who will ask the question at the Council meeting and not someone else on the questioner’s behalf.  You can submit a question by clicking on the date of the meeting in the table below.

Upcoming meetings and dates by which your questions should be submitted

The Committee Services Manager must receive your question at least five full working days before the date of the meeting. Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays do not count as ‘working days’.

Date of ordinary meeting of council Time by which your question should be received
Thursday, 8 September 2022 5.30pm, Wednesday 31 August 2022
Thursday, 13 October 2022 5.30pm, Wednesday 5 October 2022
Thursday, 8 December 2022 5.30pm, Wednesday 30 November 2022

 

Further information

Summary of Questions to be asked at the Council meeting on 08.09.2022

Questions from Councillors

Question from Cllr Crittenden to Cllr Pugh, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Why has this Council ceased to provide adequate maintenance and care of the memorials and monuments for which it is responsible, including Grade II listed structures, in accordance with the decision of Cabinet in October 2005?  And what is proposed to rectify this situation?

Question from Cllr Albon to Cllr Pugh, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development

The state of the multi storey car parks in Ramsgate and Margate are disgusting, can you please confirm that action will be taken to thoroughly clean and remove graffiti as soon as possible?

Question from Cllr Whitehead to Cllr Jill Bayford, Cabinet Member for Housing

In light of our current housing crisis, what interventions are planned to force central recognition of the fact that our LHA rates are currently utterly insufficient for the property demands of our area?

Question from Cllr Bailey to Cllr Robert Bayford, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Special Projects

There are two public charging points in Ramsgate, two in Margate, rapid chargers in Margate and Birchington – but nothing in Broadstairs. I have been asked by residents about the lack of provision and when the Council’s Net Zero Strategy and Action Plan is being launched surely this should be a priority. Buying an electric car is a big commitment and one of the considerations in making that decision is the availability of charging points. 

Visitors to Broadstairs also rely on the availability of charging points. My daughter recently visited in her electric car but was unable to charge her car for the return journey because she was unable to locate an available charger. 

Could you please tell me where we stand currently and when we can expect to see public EV chargers in Broadstairs?

Question from Cllr Huxley to Cllr David Saunders, Cabinet Member for Finance

Thanet District Council has had to make year on year cuts to its services because central government funding has been steadily reduced since 2010. The effects have been particularly visible to residents in the more limited upkeep of many of our parks and open spaces.  

How much funding has been cut from the council’s non-statutory service budgets since 2010, both in cash terms and adjusted for inflation?  What proportion of the general fund revenue budget did the council spend on non-statutory services in 2010, what is that proportion today, and what is the amount being spent on maintaining Thanet’s parks and open spaces in 2022/23 compared to 2010/11?

 

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  • You must give your name and address. Your address will only be used to identify that you are a Thanet resident entitled to ask a question at a council meeting.
  • Your question must not be more than one hundred and fifty words.
  • You must give the name of the Cabinet Member your question is for. To find out which Cabinet Member you should ask, please click on cabinet posts.
  • Please check the summary of questions asked at past meetings via the link below to make sure your question or a similar question has not been asked within the last 6 months.
  • Please view  Speaking at Council meetings – Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
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Date of past ordinary meeting of council Questions asked at council meeting
Thursday, 10 December 2020
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Thursday, 3 June 2021
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Wednesday, 12 January  2022
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Thursday, 31 March 2022
Thursday, 14 July 2022

 

Questions from earlier Council meetings can be found in our archive.

 

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