COUNCIL MEETING – 15TH MARCH 2012

Minute Number 203 – Questions from the Public.

Q1) Pauline Lawrence – Can we have a cycle  rack over the Prom near the Swimming Pool?

A1) Councillor V Chapman said that she thought that this was in hand, and would check.

Q2) Paul Hunting – Would like to ask how far the extension of the Regent Road dressing rooms has progressed?  We have played there for 23 years, and it has taken this long to work our way to set up and our teams are ready to move up the football league ladder, but the only stopping us is separate changing rooms and was rooms.

A2) Councillor Steady replied that under his MSR report he has listed the increase changing facilities at the Bayard Recreation Ground.  He is currently looking into a possible self build, have approached tradesman to see if they would be prepared to help.  We have pledges of support from plumbers, carpenters, painters etc.  This scheme does need to be ran past out internal auditor.

Q3) Gary Scott – Tendring District Councillor for Alresford – like to ask the Council about the new Green waste system.  Alresford residents do not wish to pay out for new bags, the residents
think the cost is too high.

A3) Councillor Aldridge stated that there are other organisation that offer single bags – Mark Aldridge only charges £5.00.  The Mayor stated that Bill Smith is attending our April council meeting to talk about the new waste system.  Councillor Goggin mentioned that he was involved with Eastern Waste in their negotiations, and the cost of their bags is cheaper than taking his  truck to St Osyth.  Councillor Steady said that hard core and white goods, sofas, settees, old TV’s etc are the problem, and that is what we have to address.