Futures Forum: Regenerating Exmouth seafront >>> District Council commits to £1.2m costs
Sustainable Exmouth, the Transition Town body which proposed bringing in a bit more innovative thinking, has commented on the choice of consultant fairly positively:
Futures Forum: Regenerating Exmouth seafront >>> HemingwayDesign portal launched
Futures Forum: Regenerating Exmouth seafront >>> appointing HemingwayDesign to 'provide a renewed momentum' > Transition Exmouth responds
In their latest newsletter they let us know about a planned not-quite public meeting:
Work has started on the new car park and road re-alignment while EDDC have in a planning application extending the life of the temporary attractions and at last action from Wayne Hemingway. Invitations have gone out to an event at the Town Hall on 11th December; our members who were previously involved are included.
This is what Wayne says:
Following the visioning event held in June, we had a remarkable response to the online survey with over 1,200 people sharing their views. We are grateful for the level of enthusiasm for ‘positive change’ and would like to share and discuss with you our findings and emerging thoughts for the Queens Drive Phase 3 redevelopment.
Aside from what Wayne may actually be reporting back (and we have great expectations!) my advice to those attending is to consider whether this 'findings & emerging thoughts' is the further consultation promised, it hardly fits the description of a 'public' event and although we don't know how many have been invited, the Town Hall can't accommodate many, certainly few of the 1200 responders! I think that is an important issue since many, even of our own members, will want to have a further say.