Futures Forum: Public meeting to address District Council's beach huts >>> Sidmouth: Tuesday 7th July >>> reports
There had been several other meetings across the District:
Futures Forum: District Council's proposals for beach hut management >>> latest information
Futures Forum: The East Devon beach hut story: very much in the news
These are the District Council's proposals:
Our proposals for the beach huts service - East Devon
And consultation was held earlier in the summer:
The consultation was widely advertised on our website, social media, in the local press and other media.
All completed questionnaires had to be with us by Monday 13 July 2015. 695 people sent us their completed questionnaires.
We will be analysing the results of the questionnaire and they will feed into the decision making process. We will keep these consultation pages of the website up to date to keep you informed.
How people had their say - East Devon
The East Devon Watch blog reports on the progress of the District Council's consultation process:
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE AGENDA 17/9/15 – BEACH HUT OMNISHAMBLES TO BE DISCUSSED
8th September 2015
Agenda for Scrutiny Committee Thursday, 17 September 2015; 6.00pm
The “analysis” of the questionnaires should be used for university first year econometrics students as a model study in how NOT to do and report a “consultation”!
Scrutiny Committee agenda 17/9/15 – beach hut omnishambles to be discussed | East Devon Watch
Here is the agenda item for the meeting:
Matters for Debate
8 Beach huts (pages 16 - 68)
On 7 January 2015 Cabinet made a number of resolutions in relation to beach huts. The public were invited to give their views on the proposals by means of an online questionnaire.
For information, the agenda papers contain:
CIPFA review of December 2014
Report to Cabinet 7 January 2015
Extract of minutes of Cabinet 7 January 2015
Preliminary results of consultation
Brief notes from Asset management Forum discussion on beach huts on 3 September 2015
Whilst no decision has yet been made on the proposals consulted upon, the Committee have decided to discuss this issue now due to the public concern raised through Ward Members of the affected wards.
Agenda for Scrutiny Committee: Thursday, 17 September 2015
And this is from the report attached to the agenda - dated December 2014:
East Devon District Council – TNRP ReviewChalets and Beach Huts ClusterDecember 2014