Minute Number 011 – Questions from the Public.
Q1) In Western Road, at the end by the School, there is a turning point, which looks like a car park. You cannot turn in it as there is always cars parked in it. It is an accident waiting to happen. Is it a car park, or a turning point? The Mayor replied that the Council would seek clarification on this.
Q2) There is a Village Sign at the Olde Forge, which has not been painted for some time, and is looking very tired. The Mayor replied that this sign was put up by the Cinque Ports, and representation has been made to them to see if they would take on the upkeep of the sign. He said that the council will discuss this again with them.
Q3) Regarding the North Sea Generation Fund which has been discontinued, I was under the impression that this money had been ring-fenced. Is this not the case? Councillor Carr replied that the funding was from SuFuse. Our bid was lead by Brightlingsea, and the partnership began with Hastings. The European Judges went through the proposal and said that they did not believe that Brightlingsea had the sustainability to be able to lead the fund.