Councillor 'staggered' by HQ move secrecy
Friday, September 20, 2013
A 'staggered' District Councillor says it is 'alarming' that 12 out of 14 reports concerning the authority's proposed relocation appear to have been considered with the public and press excluded.
Claire Wright has expressed concern that the Council's all-Conservative cabinet has 'made decisions to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money' without residents present or able to see the associated documents.
She has submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to East Devon District Council as it has 'resisted her calls to publish the reports and minutes in a redacted form, telling her that discussions are commercially sensitive.
An EDDC spokesman said Mrs Wright's FOI had been received and added: 'This request is currently being processed in the normal way and Councillor Wright will receive our response in due course.'
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This is Cllr Wright's set of concerns in full:
Claire Wright - Your Independent East Devon District Councillor for Ottery Rural
There have been parallel FOI requests for this information:
Unredacted MInutes and Reports of Relocation Working Parties - a Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council - WhatDoTheyKnow