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Published: Saturday, 23rd May 2020

We’re running virtual Q&A sessions with our Cabinet Members so that you can find out more about who they are, and more importantly inform them about their upcoming priorities.

The Leader of the Council will be joined by different Cabinet Members to answer your questions live on our YouTube channel across four themed one-hour sessions. You will be able to watch the sessions live or after the event.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Danny Thorpe said:

“The coronavirus pandemic has touched every aspect of the Council’s work, and the new Cabinet will help us shape our services as the borough recovers. Businesses will need support to get back on their feet, schools will reopen for children who have been stuck at home for months, our social care services will help vulnerable residents,  and our leisure centres and libraries will reopen. It’s clear that many services will not be the same, and we want residents to tell us how we could do things differently in a post-coronavirus world."

Dates and times

Danny Thorpe, Leader and Cabinet Member for Communications and Corporate Services will host each session, joined by different Cabinet Members each week.

Wednesday 3 June, 1pm

Denise Scott-McDonald: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills 
Cllr Chris Kirby: Finance and Resources

Wednesday 10 June, 5pm

Cllr Sizwe James: Environment, Sustainability and Transport 
Cllr Sarah Merrill: Planning and Regeneration 
Cllr Anthony Okereke: Housing 

Wednesday 24 June, 1pm 

Cllr Adel Khaireh: Culture and Communities
Cllr Jackie Smith: Community Safety and Enforcement

Wednesday 15 July, 1pm

Cllr Miranda Williams: Health and Adult Social Care 
Cllr Matt Morrow: Children and Young People 

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Watch the sessions

Head to our YouTube channel to watch live. You can also watch any of the sessions back after the event. You don't need to be signed in to YouTube to watch, but you do need to be signed in to comment on the videos.

We'll also post links to the videos on our social media channels and in our resident bulletin