Search

Council votes to axe area committees

12:32 18 July 2014

Redbridge Town Hall

Redbridge Town Hall

Archant

Area committees have been formally abolished by Redbridge Council following a heated debate in the town hall last night.

The committees, which allowed residents to influence local issues from road management schemes to leisure facilities, were estimated to cost between £850,000 and £1 million.

They are set to be replaced with community forums after 33 members voted in favour and 27 voted against, with one councillor abstaining.

An amendment brought by Conservative members, suggesting that consultation take place before any changes and that future cycles of area committees should continue, was defeated.

The Labour administration have argued the committees were ineffective and too costly, but the Tories have described the decision as “a brutal display of dictatorship”.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00
Edith Sutton celebrates her 100th birthday with family

A woman who has seen two world wars, while working tirelessly to provide for her family, has enjoyed a well deserved party after reaching a birthday milestone.

Yesterday, 10:00
Work on display by the Ilford Art Society Art on the Railings exhibition in Wanstead High Street

News from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Yesterday, 10:00
Work on display by the Ilford Art Society Art on the Railings exhibition in Wanstead High Street

A round-up of news from the boroughs clubs and societies.

Fri, 16:42
Crowds at Seema Jaya Sharma's funeral

Family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of an inspirational woman who died a week ago after a long battle with cancer.

Most read news

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder