COUNCIL MEETING – 20TH MARCH 2014
Minute Number 194 – Questions from the Public.
Q1) Brian House – Can you give any information on what is happening down on the Prom? We went down there this morning to install a new beach hut and were advised by the contractors, rather rudely, that we should not be on the site. Councillor J Chapman added that she had spoken to one of the workmen, and they advised that the cost of the crane is £145.00 per day, they start work at 10.30am and are off site by 3pm.
A1) Councillor V Chapman said she would contact Tendring District Council in the morning about this.
Q2) Sue Cook – what is the criteria for having solar panels put on roofs of houses in a conservation area? Would they be allowed?
A2) Councillor Dixon replied that you should contact the local planning officer at Weeley who can advise on this.
Q3) Mr Cook – There was a comment in the Standard on Friday about the possibility of loosing our bus service. This is concerning if people don’t drive- how can they get to work?
A3) The Mayor replied that if and when the proposal is put forward, we will make the necessary representation.
Q4) Mike Skerritt – Has there been increased criminal activity since the lights have been turned of?
A4) The Mayor replied no.
Q5) Joyce House – Can anything be done about the parking in the ‘no parking’ area of Western Road? This is particularly bad during school times. I have contacted the police but was advised that they have 13 schools to look after- what do you want us to do!
A5) The Mayor replied that we will contact the police to see if they can patrol the area during school drop-off and pick-up times.