@leatash , your last sentence says it all! at least when there was a proposal to build the slug on the lawn there was a full and open consultation with presentations in various places across the whole parish. people did know about the proposals and far many more than 680 completed questionnaires and voted not to build on the lawn.
You make really valid points DEEDOODLE. When the first questionnaire for the terrible slug on the lawn was presented to council in 2014 those questions too were so biased it took your breath away. Fortunately there were enough bright sparks on the council at the time to realise what a croc they were and the questions were rewritten in order to present residents with a fair representation of ...
@Matt , i suggested this when i was a councillor and was laughed out of the chamber!! so glad someone else thinks it's a good idea. i suggested it as a transport solution for coach parties from sandy lane into town and back and maybe also the warren.
Well let's hope the current councillors don't make a mess of Dawlish as they did with Dawlish Warren in 2001 when they tore down the individual shops and replaced them with the monstrosity we see there today. They stripped Dawlish Warren of its character to create a monster. It has taken the hard work of the traders in the Warren to bring back some of that character but that has taken years to ...
There should be a record of my question and the response from the police representative in the relevant town council minutes but the emails were sent to my personal email address. They were written in a very unpleasant manner; family members were quite concerned at the time but I had the evidence and provided it so was not concerned.
When I ceased being a councillor I deleted everything linked to the role, being mindful of the data protection ACT.
Love the idea of a no parking bollard, where can I buy one?
I don't have them any longer, put them in the electronic rubbish bin where they belonged!
The council did purchase 8 benches to go along the sea wall, King's Walk, in 2014. I know this as I was one of the councillors on the working group alongside Terry Lowther, Howard Almond and Micheal Clayson. Network Rail had agreed to the benches but after DTC purchased them they then changed their minds on health and safety grounds. This made me laugh as I am from the generation who sat ...
So.........we need to copy Teignmouth and Paignton. Why? Is aspiring to copy others aspirational? No! We need to be creative and provide something others don't offer because offering the same old same old on a reduced scale will NOT pull the punters from those two towns.