Public Speaking Time/Open Session
In accordance with Procedure Rules Nos.11 and 35 a period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the meeting on any matter relating to the work of the body in question. Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.
Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.
Mr Adam Keppel-Green, the Clerk to Gawsworth Parish Council, expressed his Council’s opposition to the proposals for Gawsworth.
Councillor Philip Jackson, Wybunbury Parish Council, spoke in support of the proposals for Wybunbury.
Councillor Les Horne, Minshull Vernon and District Parish Council, expressed his Council’s oppositon to the proposed abolition of the Parish Council.
Mr Alan Murdoch, Handforth, objected to the proposed merger of Handforth and Wilmslow.
Councillor Chris Knibbs, Hatherton and Walgherton Parish Council, commented that the Parish Council had responded to the pre-consultation survey and that in this respect the report on the agenda was incorrect.