Unitary: we will benefit

PUBLISHED: 02:01 23 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 June 2010

REGARDING your recent article East Devon district councillor questions Devon County Council s logic". We received today a four-page plea to reject the Boundary Committee s suggestion for unitary status, with a spun note from EDDC leader Sara Randall J

REGARDING your recent article "East Devon district councillor questions Devon County Council's logic". We received today a four-page plea to reject the Boundary Committee's suggestion for unitary status, with a "spun note" from EDDC leader Sara Randall Johnson.She identifies wasted money, a reduction in local democracy and negative impact on services as reasons not to change. EDDC are currently going to spend unnecessary cash, steamrollered through at an executive meeting, and detailed in a Journal letter from Ron Roberts.Exmouth residents are only too aware of the degree to which democracy exists in this town. It surely cannot get worse, and to suggest that services will suffer is not based on any concrete evidence and should be regarded as scaremongering.I would also like to know who paid for this "free" East Devon extra, its production, printing, packaging and posting. Come on SRJ, who pays for the free and biased information produced by your council, if it is not the residents of East Devon?I believe Exmouth has suffered at the hands of EDDC since it came into existence, that Exmothians should have control over their town, and not be bullied by EDDC. I think Exmouth will do rather well from the demise of EDDC, and I have written to the Boundary Committee to say so! Mike Fairclough,19 Withycombe Road,Exmouth.

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