Minute Number 184 – Questions from the Public.
Q1) Richard Price – A lot of information in the paper and changes to the 999 services. They are probably going to amalgamate services. How does this affect the Emergency Plan for Brightlingsea?
A1) Councillor V Chapman replied that there will be another meeting at Tendring District Council shortly, where, she believes, this will be high on the agenda. She will make enquiries and will report back.
Q2) Mike Andre – Can the council do anything about the standard of customer service for a lot of Brightlingsea Traders. Always try to employ Brightlingsea Traders, however you leave your phone number and they do not get back to you. This week I have tried three local companies, all who have not got back to me. I have now contacted a big national company and they are coming to see me at 8am tomorrow. This service from small local trades people is not satisfactory.
A2) The Mayor replied that the Town Council does not have any input on individual traders, and does not have any jurisdiction on dictating to businesses on how they work. She suggested contacting Trading Standards.
Q3) Sue Cook – Is any action likely to be taken against the developers who have chopped the hedges down at the new Vicarage site?
A3) The Mayor replied that she is dealing with this, and e-mailed the Enforcement Department at Tendring District Council again yesterday. An Enforcement Officer did visit the site before, and the workmen were asked to stop work. She believes they have now carried on. When any more information is know we will let you know.