Futures Forum: Transparency and process in East Devon... a summary
Futures Forum: Publishing 'pre-application' advice... making planning application information public... or not
... the issues are still largely unresolved:
COLYTON TODAY | NEWS | OTTERY: EDDC steps in to resolve confidentiality dispute | 2014
... and complaints are still outstanding:
Complaint lodged against EDDC Conservative Whip | Save Our Sidmouth
Meanwhile, today's Standards Committee learnt that:
Since the new Standards arrangements were introduced in July 2012 there have been 27 complaints made to the Monitoring Officer which have been assessed, but have not been found to be Code of Conduct complaints.
Common factors for deciding that a complaint is not a Code of Conduct complaint include:
the subject member not acting in their official capacity as councillor at the time;
the subject member acting in their official capacity as a councillor, however the complaint concerns processes or the skills set of that councillor.
This seems to be a record:
Claire Wright - Your Independent East Devon District Councillor for Ottery Rural
Of course, politicians and councils will always be criticised - but an area that has been under scrutiny across the country is how politicians and councils spend their/our money.
On the one hand, funding for the homeless in East Devon is to be cut:
EDDC’s cut to homeless budget after ‘success story’ - News - Sidmouth Herald
and on the other, £400k is to be spent on relocating from Knowle:
‘Creative accouting’ accusation in relocation budget - News - Sidmouth Herald
Possible areas for further complaints?