Issue - meetings

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

Meeting: 07/02/2024 - Cabinet (Item 78)

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The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members. A question may be rejected if it:


(i)         Is not about a matter for which the local authority has responsibility or influence; or

(ii)        Is illegal, improper, defamatory, frivolous or offensive; or

(iii)    Is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of the Council, Cabinet or Committee in the past 6 months; or

(iv)   Requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information; or

(v)    Is related to confidential staffing matters; or

(vi)   Is relating to the personal affairs or conduct of individual Members or Officers.


To ask a question at this meeting, please submit it to by 12 noon on Friday 2nd February 2024 or telephone 01452 396203 for support.  Responses to questions will be published in an addendum to the agenda at least 24 hours before the Cabinet Meeting.



In respect of question 1 the member of the public enquired whether live railway information would be restored to the large screen.  The Cabinet Member for Environment invited the Managing Director to respond.  The Managing Director advised that the screen was owned by Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) and that conversations were ongoing with them including over displaying railway information.


In respect of question 2 the member of the public sought clarification over when the contract for running the café would be marketed and which officer to contact about it.  The Cabinet Member for Environment assured him that the details of the relevant officer would be supplied and the marketing would begin almost immediately.  He however cautioned that in his experience such processes often take some months to complete.


In respect of question 3 the member of the public noted that although the County Council was responsible for the Bus Service Improvement Plan, the City Council owned the Transport Hub.  He asked what consultation was being undertaken with bus passengers.  The Cabinet Member for Environment advised that the question would be better addressed to the County Council as they have the responsibility, but he confirmed that he would attend any meetings to be set up.