Friday, 20 July 2012

Lib Dems Push for More Inclusive Decision Making


Local Lib Dems are delighted that there is now an opportunity to open up Wokingham Borough Council’s decision making process so that all councillors might in future have more involvement in decisions. 

Leader of the local Lib Dems Prue Bray, proposed that the Council look at how it might change its decision making process and this was supported by the Conservatives.  

If the review agrees that a committee based system could replace the current 10 member Executive then all 54 councillors would become more involved.

Cllr Prue Bray said “This is a great opportunity to make sure that resident’s views from across the Borough are better represented when the Council makes decisions. If this had been in place then some past poor decisions such as the green waste scheme and closing public toilets might have been different. I am glad there was cross party support for this Lib Dem suggestion.

The Council has now committed to look at this and I am looking forward to working with all political groups to deliver the best system possible for residents. Anything that improves local democracy and gets more people involved is a good thing for Wokingham Borough.”