Questions to Council 25/01/17

Below are John Leech's questions to council for Wednesday 25th January 2017. You can watch the meeting live here.

1. To Councillor Andrew Fender:
According to Transport Focus, Keolis' two southern joint ventures, Southern Rail and Southeastern, are the two most disliked transport companies in the country. We are told that KeolisAmey's bid to run Metrolink was judged on their plans aimed at improving reliability, customer service and creating more customer-facing roles. Given that their Southern Rail franchise performance has been characterised by delays and cancellations, poor customer service and attempts to cut staff, what safeguards have been put in place to cancel the contract if we see a repeat of their Southern Rail performance?

2. To the Executive Member for Culture and Leisure:
How much income has been generated by Manchester's parks in each of the last 5 years by the use of park land and buildings by other companies?

3. To the Executive Member for Housing (Deputy Leader):
Is the support given to people officially recognised as homeless, but not deemed to be vulnerable, by the Council fit for purpose?

4. To the Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services:
What is the average time it takes the Council to remove dumped rubbish from Council-owned land?

5. To the Executive Member for the Environment:
Despite previously refusing my demand for the speed limit on Princess Road to be reduced from 40mph to 30mph, local residents in West Didsbury and Chorlton were finally promised that it would happen last year. What is the cause of this further delay, and when will it be resolved? 

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