Issue - meetings

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Cabinet (Item 90)

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:


·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers


Regarding agenda item 8 (Shopmobility Fees and Charges) a user of the Shopmobility service asked if alternative options would be considered as he believed that the proposed increased charges would be more than many people, especially pensioners, could afford.  As an illustration he stated that in his own case the proposed charges represented a 400% or £100 increase to his annual Shopmobility expenditure.


The Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods confirmed that alternative options had been considered when balancing the interests of users and taxpayers.  She stated that the Gloucester scheme would remain one of the cheapest for users in the South West representing good value for money as was recognised by most respondents to the public consultation.