From a Correspondent:
I spotted this tribute to Paul Diviani from EDDC Chief Executive in www.devonlive.com:
“EDDC’s Chief Executive Mark Williams added: “Paul was a joy and an inspiration to work with and I have many happy memories of much fun and laughter at the various events and meetings we attended together as leader and CEO over the years that I knew and worked with him.”
I too have memories of Paul Diviani and Mark Williams, slouched in their seats, laughing and talking together (they appeared very convivial and it was just after lunch) whilst a councillor was arguing the case for EDDC to cooperate with Dorset in the bid for a combined East Devon and Dorset National Park. As a member of the public I found this behaviour between the committee chairman, Paul Diviani, and the Chief Executive to be totally unprofessional, indeed unacceptable. It was obvious that they couldn’t care less about what was being said.
I felt so strongly at the time, but who could I complain to? All channels of complaint flow through Mark Williams!