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Council invites residents to set the agenda

Wolverhampton residents are being invited to suggest burning issues for examination by the City Council’s Scrutiny Board.

Residents in Wolverhampton are being invited to suggest burning issues for examination by the City Council’s Scrutiny Board.

Topics that matter most to local people will be subject to short reviews and inquiries that will lead to recommendations for improvements or changes to services.

Issues that have been scrutinised in the past include communications with customers, services for the Deaf, support for Looked After Children and the problems of youth unemployment and child poverty.

Chair of Scrutiny Board Councillor Peter O’Neill said: “It is important that individuals and community groups share their views with us so that we know exactly what the issues are that are affecting them the most.

“An open, transparent and involved scrutiny process will enable Members and officers to get to the root cause of many issues. They will be in a better position to recognise the symptoms, get into the depth of an issue, and make good recommendations that really can make a difference.”

Residents are invited to suggest a topic for the forthcoming year’s programme by emailing scrutiny@wolverhampton.gov.uk or calling 01902 551250 by this coming Tuesday (May 28, 2012).

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