Minute Number 060 – Questions from the Public.
The Mayor reiterated that she would take all the questions first, and then all the answers would be given.
Q1) Richard Price – In this time of increased terrorist threats, I attended the Police meeting, and the 101 service came up again as it is not fit for purpose. What is Tendring District Councils policy of terrorist? We need to be increasingly vigilant. Would like to ask Councillor V Chapman how the Emergency Plan and 101 fit in for terrorism?
A1) Councillor V Chapman replied she has set up a meeting Councillor Judson to go through the plan. She stated that she had not heard anything from Tendring District Council but will chase them up and will give an answer before the next Council Meeting. Councillor J Chapman replied that Tendring District Council has adopted the ‘Prevent Policy’ and all staff are trained. Brightlingsea Town Council have also adopted this policy. The Mayor replied that she would make available a copy of the Prevent Policy.
Q2) Joyce House – Chairman of the Co-Op Guild – Can the bus service reverse what it used to do? There is a need for a bus to go the other way. People in Chapel Road, Hurst Green, Bellfield Avenue etc. cannot get to the shops, or down the Village for functions.
A2) The Mayor replied this would be passed onto Councillor Dixon so he can mention it when he has his meeting with Hedingham.