Wednesday 5 January 2015, 5.30 p.m. Knowle
Much about Cranbrook, Exmouth seafront, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, beach huts and next year’s budget.
Details to follow but one little paragraph may be of interest:
“Members have been presented with the Medium Term Financial Plan estimates showing a budget deficit in the order of £2.8m by 2020/21. This figure is an estimate which will continually vary and will also need to reflect on the messages in the recent Autumn Statement of continuing reductions in public spending, but what this position clearly indicates is a significant projected gap between what the Council is spending and the resources it will have available to it.”
Click to access 070115-cabinet-combined-agenda-public-version.pdf
Does anyone recall seeing this letter, issued before the Local Plan inspection? Officers said they did not have the authority to make amendments to the plan – the Inspector disagreed VERY strongly.
Click to access letterinsp-eddc-insp5.pdf
What are we to make of this?
One interesting fact is that they estimate that it would cost £2m to demolish their current building.
It seems VERY fashionable these days to move HQ after a few years – wonder how long Honiton and Exmouth would be declared not fit for purpose?
Several very reliable sources have said that current MP Hugo Swire heartily disagrees with EDDC’s current relocation plans to the point where he will go into print about it, rather than just talk about it as he apparently did last week in Sidmouth.
But still no sign of his views on his website or elsewhere – though the site does include a very interesting page that lists all the things a constituency MP COULD do for us if he were not so terribly busy at the Foreign office and rushing around the Middle East and Looking after Proctor and Gamble: