Retford: Meet the council leaders

MP John Mann held a two-day inquiry into drugs and alcohol use in Bassetlaw, 10 years after he launched a major inquiry into the heroin epidemic across the district. Pictured is Bassetlaw Council Leader Simon Greaves (w130131-1c)
MP John Mann held a two-day inquiry into drugs and alcohol use in Bassetlaw, 10 years after he launched a major inquiry into the heroin epidemic across the district. Pictured is Bassetlaw Council Leader Simon Greaves (w130131-1c)

Have you ever wanted to tell the leaders of Bassetlaw Council what you really think of them and the services which they provide?

Well, now is your chance to do just that as Bassetlaw Council leader, Coun Simon Greaves will be on hand to take your questions and comments in Retford tomorrow (Thursday).

Coun Greaves will be joined by his deputy, Coun Griff Wynne, and council’s interim chief executive, Neil Taylor, in Market Square from 9.30am-2.30pm.

The council leaders will be asking for your views about the services they currently provide and what you would like to see happen in the district.

It will also be an opportunity for the council chiefs to tell residents about some of the plans they have for the future.

“I think this is something that should have been done a long time ago, it is the bread and butter of how a council engages with local people,” said Coun Greaves.

“This is an opportunity for us to go out onto the streets of Retford and find out what residents really think of the services we provide.”

“This is also a chance for residents to hold us to account and tell us what they believe is good about the district.”

The council hierarchy held a similar event in Worksop last week and the success of that leads Coun Greaves to believe that they will meet with a similarly strong response in Retford.

“There are lots of things people are happy about and there were lots of suggestions about how we can improve things further,” he said.