Next week, EDDC councillors will be asked to vote for a £1,000,000 spend on land at Skypark, for new Council headquarters which could cost a whopping £15,000,000 of taxpayers’ money.
But can councillors make an informed decision on the scant evidence so far provided? No they can’t, according to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC), which voted by a two-thirds majority for further details to be released before any decision should be taken. Despite this serious caution from its own watchdog, the Cabinet seems intent on forging ahead, with councillors blindly in tow.
This has prompted Save Our Sidmouth (SOS) to send an appeal to all councillors to read the details and implications of the relocation plan, (in a document SOS has provided), before the vote at Full Council on Wednesday, 26th February (6.30 p.m at Knowle).
The SOS letter and document are here: http://saveoursidmouth.com/2014/02/18/sos-to-eddc-councillors-re-skypark/