Got a question? Tweet in to your County Council’s Annual Debate

For the second year running,residents are beinginvited to tweet their own questions for debate direct into the full Council meeting next Thursday (July 16).

The Council will be debating the future challenges and opportunities of deliveringalmost £800m of public servicesright across Buckinghamshire including schools, roads, social care, waste and the environment. Thekeynote speaker at thedebate will be national local government commentator, Tony Travers from the London School of Economics.

To help the debate,the Council also wants to hear questions and comments from residents about things that matter to them. Thesecan either be submitted via Twitter in advance or during the meeting ‘live’, and using the hashtag #BucksAGM.

Leader of the Council, Martin Tett said he was looking forward to using social media againto allow local people to ask questions about the Council services they receive.

“I believe it’s vital for democracy that local people can engage with their County Council. We provide most of the public services they receive and pay for through their council tax,so it’s only right that they can ask questions and give their views – that’s proper engagement.

“Like last year, Ihope people will take up the offer and submit their questions and views. The Chairman will aim to ensure as many as possible are addressed during the meeting itself and I will personally answer any that we don’t have time for.”

The Annual meeting starts at 9.30am with the full debate running after lunch starting at 1.30pm and the public are welcome to attend. Questions can be tweeted in advance or at any time up to4.00pm on the day while the debate takes place. Residents can also follow the debate via webcast from the Council’s website using the link –