The District Council has invited 'stakeholders' to a further meeting to consider its relocation proposals. This is to be held on Friday 8th at 2.30 at the Flybe Academy near the airport.
In July at a similar meeting, the Deputy CEO gave a presentation on "EDDC New Office Project" to 'stakeholders':
at which he stated:
"The option to move would use capital receipts from the sale of the Knowle and, if required, prudential borrowing up to a maximum of £4.8M"
The Sidmouth Independent News blog has highlighted the point made in a speech given to the full District Council last week
Futures Forum: Knowle: relocation... costs of borrowing...?
that there seems to be 'collective amnesia' with regards to this figure:
EDDC Conservative councillors have collective amnesia about £4.8m loan | Sidmouth Independent News
Collective amnesia (2) | Sidmouth Independent News
Councillor amnesia (3) | Sidmouth Independent News
The independent District Councillor Claire Wright spoke at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting last week on the subject:
Claire Wright - Your Independent East Devon District Councillor for Ottery Rural
There will be "a ‘confidential briefing for councillors’, 4pm this Wednesday, 30 October."
Knowle relocation again to be discussed behind closed doors | Sidmouth Independent News
The East Devon Alliance is to hold a demonstration outside the entrance to the District Council's Chamber at 3.30pm, in protest at the secrecy surrounding these meetings...
The media have been alerted.
Confidential briefing for Councillors regarding Knowle relocation | Save Our Sidmouth