COUNCIL MEETING – 19TH APRIL 2012
Minute Number 224 – Questions from the Public.
Q1) David Cook – spoke about his letter to Mr Bill Smith regarding the new recycling scheme. It was agreed that Mr Smith would arrange to visit Mr & Mrs Cook at a convenient time to discuss this issue further.
Q2) Mrs Lawrence – The land in Lime Street which is owned by the Davy family, rear of 75 Tower Street. 3weeks ago they put a big slab of concrete down in front, 25 x 4 ft, all concrete thrown around. The gentleman who lives at 75 Tower Street, did get onto Planning at TDC as they should not be doing that. Could someone at Brightlingsea Town Council look into this too please. T he Mayor replied that yes, someone will investigate this further.
Q3) Tony Chapman – One or two councillors have been taken to Standards Committee. How much does that cost to run that committee and sort out the investigation, and what budget does it come from? Councillor Goggin replied that this is important to 6 of us. Having spoken to Mike Gibson Davies – Head of the Standards Committee, it is difficult to put an amount on this. Taking into account officer time, how long, couldn’t be less than £300, but the average is £500, it could go to £5,000 depending on how far the complaint runs. Effectively it is the rate payers money of Tendring that is used on this. Councillor Aldridge stated that whether it is paid by Brightlingsea or Tendring it is a service to protect the public and councillors. It is one of the many services provided to keep you on the straight and narrow.
Q4) Richard Price –Now Darren Barrenger has been appointed your Grant Finder, and he is getting a % as a finders fee, what are his designated charities the money will be going to. The Mayor said that we do not know and will be asking him for clarification.