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Devon Council

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wondering
wondering
12 Sep 2008 20:09

What do people think of just one Council for all of Devon? .. tis all over local news but nothing on here.

I see Gordon Brown has sacked a Minister within an hour of her saying 'there should be a leader election'. he can move fast on some things it seems!

wondering
wondering
13 Sep 2008 11:02

How strange no views given the 'obsession' with Councils on this forum. The front page of local Western Morning News says Council Tax will be lower.

User 4549
User 4549
13 Sep 2008 17:46

My personal view after many dealings with Dawlish Town Council is that people just do not trust them anymore, a larger Council would that be any better? I can only guess it may make a difference. Good or Bad you wont find out until they are in office.

Don Pearson
Don Pearson
23 Sep 2008 21:06

In ferreting about on the electoral commission website I found the Dawlish Town Council submission at the link below:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/59332/Devon-P--TC-blcked.pdf

This is provided for general information. Please note that I do not need to be educated or informed about Dawlish Town Council.

Don Pearson
Don Pearson
23 Sep 2008 21:11

And here, in case anyone is interested in Teignmouth Town Council's opinion, is a submission from Geoff Bladon (under 3)

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/62291/Devon-online-submissions---Parish---5--18-August.pdf

Viaduct
Viaduct
24 Sep 2008 22:02


Maybe you do Don?

You will notice that John J. Winchester 1951, wrote that letter on the two hundred and thirty fourth day of July 2008.

1951 is equivilant to the roman numerals and it stands for, Member of the Instute of Local Council Management. So I guess he could be Mr 1951, it was formed in 2007 so that the managers of the councils (Clerks) could have some letters after their name which actually means sod all. But I guess it makes them feel important.

Really they are no different than an office boy, who organizes the daily events of the council.

Oh! and this one we have in Dawlish, so I am told is grossly over paid.

Joey Deacon
Joey Deacon
25 Sep 2008 10:24

To be fair Viaduct, looking on the Institute's website, it does say that you need to have certain professional qualifications in order to be a member of that Institute.

This, you'll find, is standard practice for any professional body.

As for the "tea boy" jibe, I for one won't rise to your bait.

Viaduct
Viaduct
25 Sep 2008 13:49


I will enlighten you further JD, as you are devoid of sensible comment and bring forth nothing construtive. Do you know Mr 1951 came from Okehampton, where they gave him such a good CV (to get rid of him) that some Dawlish councillors fell for the bait?

I say some, as most are there just to make up the numbers and like you offer nothing constructive to any debate, they run with the flow.

Do you also know that once a month, all councillors come and spout off to those that are present at the meeting, about how many meetings they have attended and where. They do not enlighten anyone one of the purpose or what they did when they were at those fuctions.

Do you know that Bush, the reverent one, Tom to most and Dr to some, once said that some members of the electorate would get their comeuppance. Well they didn't, but he did - lost his seat even though it was a very poor turn out.

Even the Clitheroe kid, yes that is what some reporter called him and wrote it in the local paper, lost his seat on the district council.
So there are two that aren't and never were that popular with many a folk in Dawlish.

Joey Deacon
Joey Deacon
25 Sep 2008 15:21

You probably have some very good points to make Viaduct, but unfortunately they are being drowned by your abusive language.

For everyone's benefit, including your own, can you try again but without the abuse please? Many thanks.

Viaduct
Viaduct
25 Sep 2008 16:39


JD U SAY: "
For everyone's benefit, including your own, can you try again but without the abuse please? Many thanks."
I am not in the habit of repeating my self.

A judge once said to a policeman who tried to charge a man who swore at him, " if you cannot accept abuse and bad language, then you have no right to be in the job, case dismissed". He only told him to flock off! and that is what you should do.

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