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Play your part at Edinburgh’s Question Time
Edinburgh residents are being encouraged to attend a Question Time event to be held by the City of Edinburgh Council as part of wider engagement about changes to its services.
They’re invited to sign up for event on Thursday, 10 November at the City Chambers as part of a seven-week engagement period, during which Auld Reekie residents will be asked to play their part by giving their views through various channels, which include an online survey and a forum on which they can speak to other locals.
Those attending will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance or ask questions on the night, which will be answered by a panel of six senior councillors, comprising council leader cllr Andrew Burns; deputy leader cllr Frank Ross; finance and resources convener cllr Alasdair Rankin; culture and sport convener cllr Richard Lewis; transport and environment convener cllr Lesley Hinds, and health and social care convener cllr Ricky Henderson.
Cllr Alasdair Rankin said: “We have an increasing population, inflationary pressures, decreased budgets and greater demand for our services so it is really important that we get residents’ views on how we can more efficiently deliver services.
“We’ve had an excellent response to our Question Time event over the last two years and I would encourage residents to attend and take the opportunity to have their questions answered about our services in person.
“Of course, for those that can’t make it, they can tune in live, and ask questions, via the Council’s website.”
Last year’s event was well attended with an additional 237 tuning in live via our webcast and was subsequently watched by 3,759 people via the archive.