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The Herald lets us know that in three weeks' time, the East Devon Alliance will be taking stock:
East Devon Alliance to host conference
16:40 30 March 2016
Independent councillors, who claimed Sidmouth’s district council seats in a major upset for the Conservatives last May, are meeting with residents this month.
East Devon Alliance (EDA) members will report on the current and future state of East Devon, at Knowle, on Saturday, April 23, 11am to 4.15pm.
The guest speaker will be Bob Spencer, the independent candidate for Devon and Cornwall’s police and crime commissioner election, being held in May.
The EDA, which has organised the event with support from neighbouring counties, will look at the ‘democratic deficit’ in proposals to devolve power to the South West.
Entry is free, but places should be reserved at email@example.com
Sidmouth’s representatives in the EDA are Dawn Manley, Marianne Rixson and Cathy Gardner. They signed the same ‘independents’ charter as Matt Booth, David Barratt and John Dyson.
East Devon Alliance to host conference - News - Sidmouth Herald
This is from the EDA's website:
Who Cares What You Think? – An EDA Conference
Can we make Local Government and Policing accountable?
East Devon Alliance Councillors and other South West Independents invite you to an Open Conference on Saturday, 23rd April 2016 at The Knowle, Council Chamber, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL.
|11:00||Welcome, and introduction |
EDDC Cllr Ben Ingham
|11:10||Issues in East Devon|
Independent Councillors’ reports, followed by question time
|1:30||Local Policing in crisis?|
Bob Spencer, Police & Crime Commissioner Independent candidate 2016.
|2:30||Devolution—a democratic deficit?|
South West Councillors give their views.
Admission is free, but places are limited – please reserve your place by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A light lunch is available by pre-order.
Who Cares What You Think? - An EDA Conference « East Devon Alliance
With more info at:
East Devon Watch