Apologies offered, as I’m over 10 days late in posting this update, provided by Surrey Heath Borough Council, to their recent Question and Answer session on its Facebook page.
The subject of the live streamed event was ‘Clean, Green & Safe’, focusing on one of the Council’s key priorities.
The panel consisted of Leader of the Council, Cllr Moira Gibson, SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, Surrey Heath Executive Head of Community Tim Pashen, and Cllr Vivienne Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Community.
They answered questions on a wide range of subjects including recycling bins, anti-social behaviour, dog fouling, fly-tipping, litter, parks, Christmas tree recycling and the pedestrianisation of the High Street in Camberley.
During the event, which was broadcast via Facebook Live from the Council Chamber at Surrey Heath House, members of the public could follow the live video stream on the SHBC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SurreyHeath(link is external)) – there is no need to have a Facebook account in order to view. The video of the hour long session is also available to view on this page.
Before and during the event, questions could be submitted via Facebook, Twitter, or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.(link sends e-mail)
The Council is organising these innovative online events to encourage as many residents, business owners and interested parties to have their say on issues that are important to them.
Cllr Gibson said: “We are very pleased with the success of the #TalkSurreyHeath events so far. The levels of engagement with the public are very encouraging, and we are receiving lots of positive comments from those who are tuning in.
“We hope that those who watched found it interesting and useful, and we look forward to holding more online Q&A sessions in the future on the subjects that matter to people in Surrey Heath.”