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General Discussion

I started to read the subject and have cut to the end to leave a comment.  Dawlish Town Council negotiated in 2014/15 with Teignbridge to keep the Sandy Lane toilets open through a partial remodelling and payment towards cleaning costs, and Teignbridge accepted that.  Those toilets have not yet been altered and are still open and well used. Dawlish Warren toilets were mentioned in a debate at ...

News about the next opportunity to join in remembrance of a Dawlish serviceman that lost his life during World War One. Private Frederick W Bond, of the 1st Wessex Ambulance Company will be remembered on Saturday 23rd May 2015 at the Methodist Church, commencing at 12 noon . Private Fred Bond was the first Dawlish territorial to die in the war, aged just 20. Brought up in Dawlish, he is ...

I had a rant on Facebook so I might as well continue here. For the policy to work the Cons need to recompense the housing association,  selling under 'Right-to-buy',  (a)  for the cost of new sites to build and replace with more affordable rented homes  (and we all know how fast building sites have risen in value year by year) , (b) for the extra cost of construction today over that of the ...

It has been very heart-warming to see the kind remarks about Michael and my time on the Town Council.  We have had to devote a lot of time to it, it has to be admitted. I am tempted to rollout the challenges to us and our original 'Voices for Dawlish' group, but it  might sour the sentiment, and I suspect that many people know enough not be reminded. Thank you for your best wishes. We will not ...

Planning Application
11 Apr 2015

Now that the Town Council Planning Committee has met and considered the application for the statue, I can give my own views. I puzzled how anyone can propose a figure in a static pose to be cast in concrete and placed in any public place. To be a work of sculpture I need to feel it and get a rewarding tactile experience out of it, so marble, bronze, wood, seem appropriate for figurative ...

@soullofDawlish Your remark about 'the the Town Council are well known for not providing anything other than a printed agenda' is incorrect.  Supporting papers are available for anything drafted for the Town Council in Part I of an agenda, and if a copy is not in the rack outside the Town Clerk's office you can request it during office hours. Part II items are in the confidential part of the ...

Councillor Behaviour
14 Mar 2015

To put one question to bed with an answer. The Dawlish Town Centre Working Party (DTCWP) was set up by Teignbridge District Council (owners of the Lawn) with Cllr Stuart Barker (TDC) as chairman. We met for the first time on 31 July 2013 and notes were taken by Joe Walsh, a business and marketing student. There was representation from Teignbridge, four councillors, Stuart Barker, Ted ...

@Mcjrpc - the meeting was of the town council on 4 march and it was introduced as a late item since the application from the carnival committee arrived after the agenda was published (about a full week before the meeting).  because of the rules about purdah before council elections, it was realised that unless it was added as a late item at that meeting it would not have been able to be ...

12 Mar 2015

If some of you who want answers to such questions would actually come to the Council meetings and listen to the debate, you could then spread the word among others of like mind. If there is an item on an agenda that concerns you, you have the right in 'Public Participation' to speak about that agenda item, and you should take it. I make no apology for that suggestion, but in response to ...

Monstrosity in the eyes of one person is a delight in the eyes of another. If this country had design education incorporated in the school curriculum as they do in parts of Scandinavia we might have more intelligent debate.

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