AWKWARD questions will be aimed at under-fire council chiefs over planned cuts.

Some members of the public will have the chance to talk about their concerns to councillors, many of which involve the proposed cuts the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (RBWM) needs to make in order to make big savings.

Some of the questions will touch on public safety, the council’s Ways into Work programme, the reduction of community wardens and climate change.

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Lisa Hughes, of Furze Platt ward, will quiz council leader councillor Andrew Johnson over fears cuts will affect disabled residents.

Her question states: “Many residents with disabilities will be greatly affected by the cuts of £166,000 to supported employment and £330,000 to the council tax reduction scheme plus increases to adult health and commissioning charges.

“Can RBWM provide evidence that due regard was given to its equality obligations in relation to residents with disabilities?”

Opposing councillors to the Tory-controlled cabinet will also have the chance to ask questions and scrutinise cabinet and council.

Councillor Ewan Larcombe, National Flood Prevention Party, will ask councillor David Cannon, lead member for public protection and parking: “The progress towards prompt completion of the £640m River Thames Scheme project is important to the residents and businesses of Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury.

“There appears to be a significant delay due to lack of partnership funding.

“Is there a report detailing the RBWM portion of the partnership funding, the sources of those funds, funding timings and the associated risks?”

The full council meeting will take place at Maidenhead Town Hall next Tuesday (February 25) where councillors will vote on whether to give this year’s budget, where council tax could increase by 1.99 per cent, the greenlight.