No-one gets paid anything …

Just to reassure EDDC:  no-one gets paid anything for posts on the EDA website – see this attempt to stop a blogger in Whitby criticising his local council – they had him investigated by the Department of Work and Pensions but it backfired spectacularly on the council:

http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/private-eye-slams-scarred-borough-council

and no councillor or officer is involved it its ramblings!

Mr Pickles LOVES citizen bloggers and is doing his best to make life easier for us!

http://talkaboutlocal.org.uk/eric-pickles-to-use-law-to-open-up-town/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/citizen-journalists-and-bloggers-should-be-let-in-to-public-council-meetings

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12543554

http://www.communityjournalism.co.uk/blog/2014/04/30/tweeting-at-community-council-meetings-the-role-of-community-journalists-in-local-government-scrutiny/