It exists courtesy of environmental legislation originating from the EU.
I asked Devon County Council what Brexit impact assessments it has made thus far and from the assessments what, if any, contingency plans. This is part of the answer which I received today. "To date, DCC has not conducted “impact assessments” as such as the form that Brexit will take has been very uncertain, so judging any impacts is currently very difficult. However, DCC is monitoring ...
see article back page of this week's Dawlish Post. (plus adjacent article concerning food and Brexit)
@FredBasset howabout your giving a rest your claiming things but then not providing any evidence of your claims? And no-one, but no-one, makes you or anyone else read what I write. If you find it boring just ignore it and don't read it.
@FB can you give us all some links so that we can all read about these backhanders that developers give to councils. Thanks
From the report it seems that Cllrs Clemens,Hockin, Mayne and Wrigley are talking about the countryside park. Cllr Gordon Hook, Leader of the Lib Dems at TDC, seems to be the one who is confused as as he talks about the car park at Dawlish Warren. It doesn't help that the article shows pictures of the Dawlish Warren car park. As DM says - it's Devon live that has got its wires crossed.
I agree that not everyone has computer access or knowledge and even if they do it doesn't follow that they do online banking. But, it seems that many do. Hence the drop in face to face transactions. It is the old adage. If you don't use it, you'll lose it. Why is a commercial decision taken by the bank anything to do with the council? (and which council are we talking about here? town council? ...
So might all this online banking and shopping be aiding and abetting the demise of town centres? More than likely I think. And if that is the way of things now (which it seems it is) then I think it is pretty obvious why town centres aren't as vibrant as they used to be. (online shopping along with out of town supermarkets and shopping areas that provide free parking).
All the more reason for there to be something else in the town centre that will attract visitors to it. And I totally agree that a playpark on the lawn will not be the answer. Dawlish town centre now needs a unique selling point more than ever. Look to what Flo has suggested on another thread. I wonder what will replace the bank in that building? Perhaps it could become that drop in ...
Just imagine how this country's balance of payments might benefit if we could just but export all this excess rainwater of ours to more arid climes.