See today’s post on http://www.saveoursidmouth.com
It was left to opposition councillors , and to the public, to point out the “alarming weaknesses” in the relocation project, at the Full council meeting yesterday evening. Here’s what SOS had to say: http://saveoursidmouth.com/2014/12/18/relocation-has-alarming-weaknesses-in-assumptionsplanning-and-estimating-says-sos/
Chair of Save Our Sidmouth has asked for clarification on EDDC calculations of comparative running costs. View his question to Richard Cohen, at this link: http://saveoursidmouth.com/2014/12/05/costs-of-running-knowle-compared-with-those-of-running-honiton-and-exmouth/
EDA followers will remember our report of the O&S Committe resolve made in January this year : http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/council-watchdog-shows-its-teeth-over-ballooning-costs-of-the-knowle-move/
Eight months on, there are signs that the Council watchdog has been undergoing obediency training…..
An apparently tamed Overview and Scrutiny Chair Tim Wood cast a deciding vote to accept an unelected council officers’ report last night. He made almost no contribution to his committee’s debate on the uncertainties, omissions, and setbacks in Richard Cohen’s latest update on EDDC office relocation, except to ask the approximate size of floorspace that a revamped EDDC would require.Richard Cohen’s answer: 3,300 sq metres.
How does this compare with the floorspace of the purpose built Knowle offices? We’ll remind readers on a following link to be posted shortly.
For full account of last night’s meeting, see http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/eddc_scrutiny_cttee_votes_against_holding_cabinet_to_account_which_is_its_j
So the debate about what is, and is not, ‘ lobbying’, is on hold at EDDC.
Meanwhile, the discussion continues apace at http://futuresforumvgs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/district-council-meets-to-consider.html
Read and view the unsavoury details revealed at Feniton in this report http://susiebond.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/conditions-what-conditions/
With the news that Nigel Harrison will shortly leave his job as Economic Development Officer for EDDC (see our previous post today), it’s perhaps a good time to look back at some relevant archives.
Here’s one example
Plenty more on SEARCH Business TAFF , on the Sidmouth Independent News website