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.
15.1 The following question was read by the Policy and Governance Manager on behalf of a Gloucester resident:
If it is felt that any tree needs to be cut down without delay, the evidence to support that decision should be so compelling as to be unchallengeable, so in the event that advance notice is not considered feasible, can the council guarantee that this evidence will be made available in such cases?
15.2 Councillor Cook, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment advised that, if the tree was the property of the Council, a solution could be found but if it was owned by another body, there would be no power for the City Council to act.