COUNCIL MEETING – 10TH DECEMBER 2015
Minute Number 144 – Questions from the Public.
Q1) Richard Price – Gave thanks to the Council Staff, as we sometimes forgot the work they carry out. Would like to wish you all seasons greetings for the future.
Would like to ask the Tendring District Councillors for the police crime figures for the year for Brightlingsea.
A1) Councillor Steady read out the crime rates (unofficial) taken of the ITUS Security Solutions as follows:-
- 50 burglaries
- 68 criminal damage and arson cases
- 104 violent and sexual crimes
- 18 vehicle crimes
- 18 public order offences
- 139 anti-social behaviours offences
Councillor Yallop mentioned that one of the Committees she attends at Tendring is arranging a meeting with Russ Cole, the Chief Commander.
Q2) Julie Ford, Brightlingsea Leisure Village Park Home Owners Group – Does the Council have a contingency plan if Mr Hammerton does not contact the Park owners? We are now at the beginning of December and have not heard anything.
A2) Councillor Steady replied that when he contacted Mr Hammerton, he was going on holiday, however he advised that he will be making contact with the residents at the beginning of December. As this has not happened, he will contact Mr Hammerton again tomorrow for an update.
Q3) Pamela Millar – Has Councillor Steady or the Town Clerk heard anything regarding the meeting with Tendring District Council?
A3) Councillor Steady replied no, Tendring District Council are reticent to have a meeting as the report was an information gathering exercise, due to an issue at the Highfields Site. They are trying to get all information together so they can put forward a proposal. He then asked the residents to let him have any comments, so he can follow it up.