COUNCIL  MEETING – 21ST APRIL 2011

Minute 221 – Questions from the Public.

Q1) Mr Price – At the recent Brightlingsea Society meeting, Lynda McWilliams attended and spoke about cuts to TDC of 28% over 3 years.  What is happening to the public toilets, swimming pool, dump at St Osyth.  The police don’t know what is happening, and who is our contact for the Parking Initiative?

A1) Answers were given as follows:

Cllr J Chapman – we e-mailed Chris Kitcher about the tip at St Osyth, and they have no plans to close the facility at the moment. 

With regards to the police, TDC have gone to them stating that they are going to remove the CCTV equipment stored there.  The police, will however, be charged for them to remove.  They have also been guaranteed that they are moving to the fire station.

Councillor V Chapman – The toilets will not be closing this summer.  We have a list of attendances, times to be cleaned for this coming season.

The contact for the parking Initiative is Ian Taylor.

Q2) Joyce House – Members of the public would like to ask County Councillor Robinson questions.  Could the two be reversed on the agenda?  We reported subsidence out the shop in the High Street, and told it is not a pot hole.  Speeding is getting bad in the town.  If the Interactive Kids Day is taking over the grass car park, beach hut permit holders will not be amused.

A2) The Mayor thanked Mrs House for her observations.

Q3) Colin Olivier – If a meeting is being arranged with Councillor Lucas, I suggest you consider making it a public meeting – it would be popular and well attended.

A3) The Mayor said that a meeting would be arranged shortly.