Our new independent-led council meets for the first time …

Dear Independents,

We have put our trust in you to be radically different to how local politics has been done for the last 45 years.

You have promised – and we expect: honesty, transparency and accountability.

We expect new, better ways of doing things. We expect residents to be put first – since you have no party politics to drag you, and us, down.

We expect to see a council that is in firm but fair control of its officers as they show them these new ways and insist on them being tried out.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life
No doubt sonetimes you will fail. If so, be honest, own up to it and fix it.

You can make the transformation we crave.

Make it work – for us as East Devonians and for you as individuals.

Stick with the Nolan principles of public life:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life

Nothing less.

We know you can do it, now show us we are right to put our trust in you.

Owl