Minute Number 084 – Questions from the Public.

Q1 – Mr Price – Highways is very interesting, before April you could bring up any concerns with County Councillor Robinson or Councillor Aldridge.  If they did not know the answer they would get it from the Area Office.  What is now the democratic route to Essex County Council, the Chairwomen Kay Twitchen, Leader Peter Martin or Councillor Louis.  Can the Town Council find out which one
of these I should contact?

Q2 – Gary Scott thanked the Mayor for attending the Grand Opening of The Village Hall Extension and Sports Pavilion at Alresford, and also for Councillors Aldridge, Block and Russell for also attending.  He asked if the Town Council is going to ask the question whether Martins Farm could be re opened, with the issue of fly tipping in the area and  also the inconvenience of Rush Green, which is going to be closed for three weeks soon.  He also thanked the residents for signing the recent petition.

Q3 – Sue Cook – It is very good that another bus company have come in, and you can now chose your service, but is it necessary that they turn up at the same time?

A1 – The Mayor replied that she had spoken to Kay Twitchen on Tuesday and will be inviting her down to visit Brightlingsea shortly, and we will ask her who to contact.

A2 – The Mayor said that this would be looked into.

A3 – Councillor Aldridge replied that we do have a bus war on at the moment.  There should be a 10 minute gap between both services.  Councillor Goggin added that now is not the problem, but three months down the line is.  Councillor Olivier mentioned that at a TCVS meeting he attended, the Senior Officer of Essex county Council was there and 70% of journeys from Brightlingsea are on
concessionary travel cards.