Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wembley Connects consultation event this Wednesday

Brent has revamped the Area Consultative Forums which are now known as Brent Connects. The first Wembley event will be on Wednesday at Patidar House, London Road, off Wembley High Road. I now understand that only the Kilburn Connects forum has an 'Any Questions' type panel of officers and councillors. However you can still book a Soapbox (speaking for 3/5 minutes on any subject) by arriving early or doing it on line (see below)

Wednesday's Agenda:

Main presentations:
  • Update on the rebranding of Area Consultative Forum
  • Waste site stench in parts of Neasden and Wembley - stopping future occurrence
  • Civic Centre Consultation (Arts and Culture Programme) - have your say
  • Brent's response to Government's Welfare Reform

Here are the details for booking a Soapbox:

How can I have my say?Please fill in the online Soapbox Application Form or email us at consultation@brent.gov.uk
You can also print the form and post to us at the address below:

Consultation Team
Room 25, Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 9HX

You can also hand your completed form to a Council Officer at the beginning of the meeting. You will be invited to speak by the forum chair during the course of the meeting.

What are the rules?In order that everyone gets the same opportunity and that no offence is caused to any member of the forum audience, certain ground rules will apply and we would ask everyone who participates to respect these rules.

They are:
  • Soapbox topics or issues discussed must be relevant to the area and its communities
  • Equal Opportunities guidelines will be applied and no inappropriate topics or comments will be allowed
  • A maximum of three minutes will be allowed for each slot, and the chair will monitor timekeeping
  • If appropriate, the council will provide a response either on the night, or in writing at a later date

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