Vale Cabinet goes to the community
Published on 17 July 2012
A vow to make local decision-making more transparent and
inclusive has led the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet to take
its meetings to the community.
Cabinet currently meets in public at the Civic Offices every
fortnight, but these meetings will now be held regularly at other
Leader of the council, Councillor Neil Moore, explained: “When
we took power in May, we pledged that we would be a transparent and
inclusive administration that would consider the views of local
people as part of our decision-making process.
“The Cabinet is responsible for making hundreds of decisions
that affect local people and the council. In an effort to be more
accessible to our residents we will hold Cabinet meetings in local
venues and encourage people to come along and take the opportunity
to ask any questions they may have.”
The first community Cabinet meeting will be held at the Barry
Town Council offices, next to the Memorial Hall, Gladstone Road,
Barry, on 23 July at 6pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be a
chance for the audience to question the Cabinet at the end of the
meeting. Councillor Moore has confirmed the agenda will include
items of particular interest to Barry people.
Future meetings scheduled are: Llantwit Major Town Hall on 15
October, Penarth on 21 January 2013, and a meeting will take place
in Cowbridge on 22 April 2013. All the meetings will start at
Councillor Moore continued: “We will also continue to meet as
usual on alternate Mondays at 2pm at the Civic Offices in
Barry. The public is welcome to attend any of these
Full details of all Cabinet meetings, including agendas and
minutes, are available here.