Reports from Tendring District Councillors –Agenda No. 12

Council Meeting 17th September 2015

 

Councillor Jayne Chapman

Attended Audit and Human Resources Briefings.

 

Councillor Graham Steady

Attended Full Council Meeting on Tuesday 8th September with a varied agenda. The Leader of the Council made a statement regarding the refugee issue, which has been reported in the local press. Basically we are going to wait for a direction from Central Government for funding, but he did say that Tendring would play its part. A fuller article concerning his comments are in the local press.

There were questions asked about the amount of money left in the Big Society Fund, which the leader said he was looking into and a decision would be made whether or not to increase the fund.

There was an issue regarding the Local Plan Committee where there was a motion put forward by the opposition to censor the leader of the council regarding his actions in chairing that committee. I voted against the motion, Councillor J Chapman abstained.

Attended Corporate Management Committee Meeting on 14th September, where the committee was asked to scrutinise executive decision 2582, which referred to a TDC owned facility in Harwich, which has been run as a food bank, being leased out to another organisation.

Working with Officers at Tendring to progress Beach Management System and have had a discussion with Lisa from Batemans Tower Cafe as to her development plans.

 

Marina Development Further to my recent e-mails, Councillors J Chapman, Yallop and myself have had contact with a developer who is in the process of acquiring the lease for the unfinished parts. Also spoke to the planning department at Tendring District Council to get their view on the matter, which was positive. The area which will be affected will be the 106 contributions, which did not affect any contributions to the Town Council. A local exhibition will be held on Thursday 1st October at the Parish Hall between 2pm and 8pm when all relevant details will be on display.