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HARROW LBC OPENS IT DOORS TO THE PUBLIC

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The Guardian (Society, p7) carries a feature on Harrow LBC, which actively encourages members of the public to atte...
The Guardian (Society, p7) carries a feature on Harrow LBC, which actively encourages members of the public to attend its cabinet meetings.

The council's leader, Bob Shannon, described such meetings as democracy on show, an insight into the deeper workings of a big council. 'We'd far rather have people seeing us at work, warts and all,' he said.

'But we've had private criticism from other councils - 'if you do it, you're putting pressure on us' - but what have they got to fear?'
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