Thursday, 27 September 2007
Area Committees for Farnborough
I think it is about time we had Area Committees in Rushmoor. These are committees that bring the Council down to a few wards and ensure all the services and resources of the Council are held to account very locally. I think they could well grow out of, or work along side the Neighbourhood Committees we are setting up with the Police. We could have maybe two in Aldershot and three in Farnborough based on the population sizes. Each could determine and deal with a variety of issues, the most controversial would be planning, and I have sympathy with those that say such a local committee could not determin applications as objectively as a Borough wide Committee, but liciencing, environemental health, highways and other services and issues could all be dealt with effectively by an Area Committee of at least half a dozen Councillors.