Councillors’ request to talk about cuts refused by bosses

13:49 28 March 2014

(c) Adam Gault

County bosses orchestrating cuts to a series of services have refused an invitation to talk to town councillors.

Town clerk Colin Poole invited county councillor Stuart Barker to answer questions about cuts to day care services and the proposed closure of dementia care home Davey Court.

Councillor Stuart Barker said: “Unfortunately, I am not able to attend your meeting as it occurs during the consultation and decision period.

“We have published a schedule of consultation events and, as they form part of the process to avoid legal challenge, it isn’t possible to meet outside of those events.

“Others would not have had the same opportunity. Officers will be making recommendations to me when they have considered the issues and information raised.

“When the process has ended and decisions made I would be happy to attend a meeting.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

39 minutes ago
Exmouth TSB staff Louise Grant and Ben Pollard with Branch Manager Derek Sowden are pictured presenting a cheque that will total £540 to Richard Cousins and John Arnold from Hospiscare. Ref exe 2551-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Staff at an Exmouth bank have got on their bike for Hospiscare - to round off a successful year of charity fundraising.

Read more
09:51
Exeter Magistrates Court

An Exmouth couple could be disqualified from keeping dogs after they breached a control order.

Read more
The seafront Premier Inn is taking shape. Ref exe 8371-42-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The new Premier Inn on Exmouth seafront has started recruiting staff to fill 23 positions, now a manager and assistant manager have been recruited.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:12
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care.

A Budleigh-based care provider has teamed up with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to create a stronger community support network for the elderly.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Photo Orders
Competitions
Subscriptions
Facebook
Family notices
Exmouth Journal E-edition

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition
Exmouth�s trusted business finder