Petition to: rescind their decision to ban supplementary public questions at council meetings.

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to rescind their decision to ban supplementary public questions at council meetings. More details

Petition update from the council, 16 April 2019, while petition was still open

Update from the Council: The Lead Member for HR, Legal and IT will announce at Full Council on 23 April 2019 that she recommends that the constitution be amended to reinstate the right of members of the public to ask supplementary questions. A report including the recommendation will then be brought to the next Council meeting for debate.

More details from petition creator

The council is dominated by one party. Much of the councils business is conducted away from public scrutiny in part 2 agendas. Transparency is insufficient. The supplementary question is the only way that a challenging question has to be met by an unscripted answer. Removing this right is treating the public with contempt.

Current signatories

David Knowles-Leak, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Alison Carpenter
  • Angus Cameron
  • Marc Wall
  • Paul Ayres
  • Catherine del Campo
  • John Rees-Jones
  • Ian Steers
  • Kerris Walsh
  • Jemima walsh
  • MR TC BAKER
  • pam mason-watson
  • Ray Barkley
  • Micheal Hayward
  • John Gripton
  • Lorna Matheson
  • Bianca Morriss
  • Anthony Corbett
  • Frances Lynn
  • Jo Smith
  • Ian Smith
  • Jacqueline Hayles
  • David Taylor
  • Marian Troughton
  • Carolyn osgood
  • Adele Kilby
  • Anthony Cortvriend
  • Lindsey Blake
  • Rachel Smith
  • Joshua Reynolds
  • Roy Flower
  • William Robert Ellison
  • Robert Preston
  • Eugene Finlay
  • Sunil Dhummi
  • Adam Lewis Bermange
  • Tom Easten
  • John Joseph Baldwin
  • Ashley Lawrence
  • Andy Humphries
  • Haleema Akhtar
  • Gaynor Dingley
  • Linda Chanan
  • Harry Gilbert
  • Mark Davis
  • Richard Endacott
  • Tony Perry
  • Sarah Lall
  • Nicola Buckland
  • Matthew Beaumont
  • Sheila Adams
  • sarah ward
  • Lisa Boothman
  • Mandy Brar
  • Craig Monks
  • Paul Brimacombe
  • Laura Binnie
  • Robert Gray
  • Josephine lackovic
  • John Adamson
  • Patricia Dismore
  • Duncan Thompson
  • Douglas watts
  • Mary Janes
  • Wisdom Da Costa
  • Rosemary Deem
  • Anne McKay
  • Laura Newton
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  • Alex Cheriton
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  • Malcolm Burtt
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  • Linda Woodhall
  • Jon Davey
  • Clare Harrington
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