… who makes his views known in a letter to the Exmouth Journal:
“Messrs O’Day and Huett, correspondents in your September 1 issue, summed up perfectly the continuing and absolute disregard shown by East Devon District Council (EDDC) towards Exmouth residents.
What is it that EDDC does not understand about the frustration and anger which is brought about by its plans? Why has there been no action following the town poll to request proper consultation on these plans?
Any commercial organisation acting in what I consider such an arrogant and dismissive manner towards its customers would soon be out of business.
EDDC is acting as if it has an absolute right to do with taxpayers’ money and assets as it sees fit.
The officers appear to be running a monopoly, with no competition for the services provided and no fear of losing their extremely well paid jobs.
The ruling group of Conservative councillors have been in place for a long time and seem to have consequently developed a sense of entitlement.
They act as if the money they spend, eg on their proposed seafront development, is theirs alone. It is our money and, as such, we must be involved in how it is spent.
There is a solution though, as shown by Mr Lowder in your September 1 issue.
Local democracy means turning out to vote in the Brixington by-election on October 6 and, if you disagree with how the ruling party is behaving, then vote for change.
Prospective East Devon Alliance candidate
Trelivan Close, Exmouth”