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Dawlish News

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
12 Jul 2016 20:15

The outcomes of Radio 1's Big Weekend will be considered by Teignbridge District Council's Executive at its meeting on July 19.

Despite widespread advertising and getting in touch with ticket holders directly, not as many people as had been expected took advantage of the bus travel. This means there is an adverse budget variance of £34, 256 which the Executive will consider at its next meeting.

 

Read more...https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/article/22324/Executive-to-consider-Big-Weekend-outcomes---12072016

Morty Vicker
Morty Vicker
12 Jul 2016 22:44

Interesting that "Dawlish News", whoever you are, chose not to post the whole article. Only the slightly negative part of it...

 

I'm still waiting for FredCliffe to share the outcome of his FOI request that he promised us. 

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Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
13 Jul 2016 23:14

We have been landed with a bill for another £50,000 on top of the £100,000 already wasted on the Big Weekend. It was a Big Weekend - a Big Waste of tax payers money!

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Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
13 Jul 2016 23:33

It's a shocker isn't it.    Councillors who approve grants for unproven events should be made to repay it personally.   Shall we start with Dawlish Town Council and last year's Carnival?

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ZIGGY
ZIGGY
14 Jul 2016 08:52

I spoke to two men with Stop/Go signs on the day of the event they were expectng queues of traffic through Sandy Lane, they were there until late that evening and never needed the signs.

 

car parking to catch the bus to powderham 002

As you can see no queue.

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S
S
14 Jul 2016 09:25

The Big Weekend was not a waste. It was exactly what we need here more often. The event was brilliant. The reason the park and ride wasn't used was the amount they charged. £11 per person if I remember correctly.

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BEE9
BEE9
14 Jul 2016 12:43

Glad that the fields at Sandy Lane were not destroyed by this short sighted parking excercise, nice to see the greed of those involved thwarted the use of it by those visiting the event.

Powderham had plenty of space, it was an event at their site and they have open their fileds to parking for previous events.

It seems more madness than common sense and judgement run the local councils round here.

I wonder if we could have a mad hatter tea party on The Lawn, should get a good turnout!

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