Today The Star invites you to take part in its first Star Cabinet event at our offices in Sheffield.
This is your chance to quiz Sheffield Council’s top politicians face to face on the issues that you think matter and hold them to account.
Are you angry about social care provision in the city? Has your library recently closed? Is your street full of potholes, are your street trees earmarked for the chop? Is your local area plagued by graffiti and fly tipping? Are you excited about the new retail quarter?
If you are interested in local democracy and want to have your say and help make your city better then The Star wants to hear from you.
The first Star Cabinet event takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday, March 9, at our offices in York Street and you, our readers, are invited.
Taking part will be John Mothersole, Sheffield Council chief executive, and Coun Julie Dore, leader of the council.
Also taking part will be Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business and economy; Coun Ben Curran, cabinet member for finance and resources; Coun Jackie Drayton, cabinet member for children, young people and families; Coun Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing; Coun Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for infrastructure and transport; Coun Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure; Coun Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for environment; Coun Cate McDonald, cabinet member for health and social care and Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries.
Nancy Fielder, editor of The Star said: “The Star’s job is to act as the eyes and ears of Sheffield residents and scrutinise the council on your behalf.
“That’s something our reporters try to do every day but now it’s your turn to hold Sheffield Council’s cabinet to account.
“If you are passionate about a particular issue or want answers about an area of concern in your neighbourhood please get in touch and come along on the night.”
n If you would like to take part in the Q&A event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 2767676 ext 3451.