Nov 24 2010
Harrow Council will be holding a roadshow today (November 25) in Stanmore where top local politicians will meet residents face to face to discuss spending cuts in the borough.
Called ‘Let's Talk', the council’s Labour administration is urging taxpayers to talk candidly about what they think ought to be a priority in the next budget.
The roadshows started last month, and a number of residents have already used these informal platforms – usually in the form of a mock up living room – for frank talks with councillors.
“Government cuts are shocking many people in our borough with thousands worrying about how their families and community will be affected and how they will be able to cope," said Council leader Bill Stephenson. "That is why we are going out to listen to what people have to say.
“What they tell us will have a direct impact on the decisions we make. We know in Harrow people genuinely want to get more involved, but often lack the time or haven’t ever been asked before. We hope our Let’s Talk campaign will be an opportunity for open public debate about our priorities for the future."
The Stanmore roadshow will take place on The Broadway outside Sainsburys from 12noon to 4pm.
The final roadshow will be on Saturday 27 November, from 12noon to 4pm at the Harrow Town Centre.:
A full list of the activities and various ways to get involved are available at www.harrow.gov.uk/letstalk