In the wake of reports on the District Council and its relocation project
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: reports following on from ...... FOI request goes to tribunal ... and ... Knowle on the market
... there has been some sharp comment on the Streetlife blogging site.
As reported in the EDA blog today:
SIDMOUTH HERALD “STREETLIFE” READERS COMMENTS ON KNOWLE SECRECY
September 6th 2014
Extracts from the “Streetlife” section of this week’s Sidmouth Herald and is reported verbatim:
“What the heck?
In the Herald it states,on page 6, that EDDC are trying to keep a report secret because the man they brought in as an expert from a (presumably) independent firm is so deeply “embedded” that he can be considered as the same as an employee. And has the powers similar to a council officer.
Apparently the report, although appearing in the format and branding of the company who actually employs him is his personal work and therefore belongs to the council !! If this is accepted then it will set a dangerous legal precedent about work produced during employment which currently belongs (copyright) to the employer not employee.
Also, doesn’t this negate his position as an expert if he is, in fact, controlled by EDDC?”
To which one response from “Barnacle Bill” is:
“E(m)bedded or ‘in bed?’
They are so deep in the sh*t that they are going to stink to high heaven when the truth is out.”
Not your usual polite Sidmouth comments and a measure of their anger and frustration perhaps?
Sidmouth Herald “Streetlife” readers comments on Knowle secrecy | East Devon Alliance
There has since been further comment on the Streetlife pages:
Paul L about 2 hours ago
I just want to know how moving out of East Devon is going to affect the carbon footprint of EDDC
Streetlife | What the heck? | Page 1
Futures Forum: Knowle: old bricks vs new build: embodied carbon
Futures Forum: Knowle: old bricks vs new build: embodied carbon: pt 3
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: “We are committed to exploring all options for a possible new office site as well as maximising the values from our landholdings. One option has always been the sale of our Heathpark site alongside that of Knowle and Manstone Depot in Sidmouth and to use the money raised for a new, more efficient and modern headquarters”