Agenda item

Public Question Time

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.


54.1    Mr Steve Gower referred to the minutes of the previous meeting regarding homelessness and expressed his surprise at the wording of the minute which had implied that homeless was purely an environmental issue. As a member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health he considered that the issue of homelessness was not just environmental but encompassed welfare as well. Having spent seven months in a House in Multiple Occupation and having experience in health and safety he considered that there was an issue and asked if the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning agreed.


54.2    Councillor Organ (Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning) acknowledged that homelessness was a complex issue and he undertook to meet with Mr Gower with an officer to discuss his concerns.