Cabinet on Tour comes to Pontefract Town Hall

Date: 30/08/2016

Ref: PR8327

People are being invited to come along and take part in Wakefield Council’s next Cabinet on Tour event.

It takes place on Tuesday 6 September at Pontefract Town Hall from 10.30am to 12pm.

These meetings are where key decisions are made following discussion between all elected members.

Wakefield Council’s Cabinet meets regularly to discuss the district’s important issues as well as hearing reports about the different council functions. The reason for taking Cabinet meetings 'on tour' around the district is to make it easier for people to attend.

Residents will have an opportunity to ask the panel of Cabinet members questions at the end of the meeting.

Wakefield Council Leader, Cllr Peter Box CBE, said: “These events are all about making it easier for people to get involved in the democratic process and to ask us about the issues that matter the most to them.

“I’d like to encourage people to come along to the next Cabinet on Tour meeting where they will be warmly welcomed.”

People can tweet their questions on the day to @mywakefield and councillors will answer as many as possible.

The meeting will be streamed live on the day, or can be seen on the Council’s website later. For further information and to watch the video visit  

Cabinet on Tour takes place throughout the year at venues across the district. The dates for forthcoming meetings are 29 November, 14 February 2017 and 9 May 2017. All the meetings will be from 10.30am -12pm. Venues will be confirmed closer to the time.