#TalkSurreyHeath - Finances and Economic Development


Tuesday, 3 October, 2017

In the latest of our innovative #TalkSurreyHeath sessions, Surrey Heath residents and business owners have the chance to ask Council officers and councillors about Financial and Economic Development issues in the Borough.

The planned panel in the fifth of our live streamed events on Wednesday 11 October consists of Leader of the Council, Cllr Moira Gibson, SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance Cllr Richard Brooks, and Surrey Heath Executive Head of Finance Kelvin Menon.

Potential areas up for discussion include a wide range of subjects including the regeneration of Camberley Town Centre, including SHBC’s investment in the recently renamed shopping centre The Square.

The Council’s strategy of delivering efficiency and increasing income to continue to provide a wide range of services in a climate of drastically reduced Government funding may also be debated.

The Council’s work supporting economic development in Surrey Heath is another potential area of interest, including the recent Camberley Enterprise Expo and Business Breakfast event, as well as their work with local Business Associations.

During the event, broadcast via Facebook Live from the Council Chamber at Surrey Heath House, members of the public can follow the live video stream on the SHBC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SurreyHeath) - there is no need to have a Facebook account in order to view. If you’d like to watch the video of the hour-long session after the event it can be found on the same page.

Before and during the event, questions can be submitted via Facebook, Twitter, or email on talk@surreyheath.gov.uk

Cllr Brooks said: “Delivering a balanced budget whilst maintaining the economic development of the borough is a constant challenge.  

“We look forward to hearing people’s views and answering as many questions as possible at this latest #TalkSurreyHeath event.”

The Council is organising these interactive online events to encourage residents, business owners and interested parties to have their say on issues that are important to them.

Feedback so far has been positive from those who’ve tuned in and taken part, and we’re always keen to hear your views on ways of reaching as many parts of the community as possible.

For details of future #TalkSurreyHeath events follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check the News section of our website, www.surreyheath.gov.uk