Display cost enquiry

EXMOUTH is to investigate the cost of inviting the Red Arrows for a display.

EXMOUTH is to investigate the cost of inviting the Red Arrows for a display.

At the town council's Regeneration and General Purposes Committee, chairman Pauline Stott suggested they should investigate how much it would cost.

"We have a lovely seafront, and Dawlish is always packed, so why can't we have them here?" she said.

"Let's take advantage of them while they are based in Exeter."


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Councillor Richard Turner said: "We are the largest town in Devon and surely we have more clout than Dawlish."

Cllr Trevor Cope: "I am concerned this will cost five figures.

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"I'm not going to ask people for another pound on their council tax precepts just for a fly-by over the Exmouth festival.

"If we are going to raise the precept we want something lasting, not just on a Sunday afternoon."

But Steve Wragg said it 'wouldn't do any harm' to ask how much it would cost.

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