COUNCIL MEETING – 20TH JUNE 2013

Minute Number 023 – Questions from the Public.

Q1) Richard Price –What is the future of the North Essex Partnership, now that redundancies have been implemented at both the supervisory and traffic warden level?  How will these changes affect on street parking in Tendring?  Will the parking partnership be eventually run by a private company?

A1) Councillor Graham Steady replied.  He read out an e-mail that he had received from the Leader of Tendring District Council, Peter Halliday, as follows:

“I am not aware of redundancies through I was aware it had been proposed.

I believe they may look to agency staff to continue some back office functions and possibly CEO work but his is not guaranteed.  We were recently told recruitment of ceo’s was an issue so I am somewhat surprised by the talk of redundancies.  Apparently they need a full slate of enforcement officers to achieve income goals so this will be interesting.

As far as the whole operation going to a private company I am not aware of any such plans.

I believe these measures are about making the partnership financially neutral to the county council as per the instructions at the outset.

I am very concerned with the whole setup and we are watching it closely but info is very slow to come out.”

Richard Price replied that this was not correct and Councillor Steady should look on the web-site.

Q2) Sue Cook – Is there any update on the recycling plant on the A120?  I understand Tendring District Council is in dispute with Essex County Council regarding access.

A2) Councillor J Chapman said that the Tendring Councillors did query the access, but it states in todays paper that it is going ahead.  Councillor Goggin said that biggest issue at the moment is safety, and the large amount of vehicles coming into that site.