Council Drama

An Extraordinary Extraordinary Late Night Council Meeting

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The extraordinary council meeting tonight turned into a really extraordinary one. It began at 9.10 pm after the Development Committee finished. Chris Black got in an early question – the agenda only said we were discussing a private and confidential report on a forthcoming planning appeal, could it at least be made public which appeal it was? So we can…
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This looks serious….

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There is going to be an extra meeting of the Full District Council on Thursday 23rd July. The exact purpose of the meeting is still a secret. The agenda simply says: At the moment all the Lib Dem District Councillors, Chris Black and Ron Oatham, know is that the District Council will be discussing a confidential officers report on a…
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REFUSED 23-10 …. Victory For Now

  The application “North of London Road” was refused tonight by 23 votes to 10. Chris Black and Ron Oatham moved refusal on the grounds of: inadequate  flood risk assessment highways (particularly lack of guarantees on improving the Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction objection from Sport England regarding Sports Pitches issues around secondary school places The Echo had a…
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Tonight’s Council Meeting

It was reasonably lively but without any bad temper. Here’s a few points: Council Chairman June Lumley was admirably frugal tonight. Most Council Chairman request a buffet with wine for councillors on the night of the December meeting. June didn’t do this, but did arrange refreshments to the public who attended the Civic Carol Service on Sunday, which raised about…
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