I was not mistaken’
I AM not mistaken. Facts can be used to obscure issues, like dust in the eyes. To my knowledge, of 18 Honiton town councillors, 12 were elected unopposed in 2007.
I AM not mistaken. Facts can be used to obscure issues, like dust in the eyes.
To my knowledge, of 18 Honiton town councillors, 12 were elected unopposed in 2007.
This is an official request to Lyn Hargood to supply the specific votes for each current councillor and to verify the votes for any other candidate.
Of the other six councillors appointed to replace those originally elected, only two have not been subject to challenge.
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It was Local Democracy Week when Honiton Town Council met last Monday.
They listened to two excellent young men present the case for democratic consultation.
- 1 Half-year property sales are twice the five-year average
- 2 What’s in a town crest - mermaids, plants pregnant woman or all three?
- 3 Fancy a pint? Help support the survival of your local
- 4 William conquers 200 books
- 5 Yarty Party Time - and what a success
- 6 United front needed to ensure Devon does not remain the poor relation
- 7 A little respect goes a long way to reducing summer tensions
- 8 Lady Captain's Day at Axe Cliff
- 9 Family pay tribute to popular Colyton man after his tragic death
- 10 Town's Market Charter Day event is set to be biggest, say organisers
Then, the council was angry that it had not been consulted about The Bungalow.
Later, the mayor amended my request and stopped Honiton residents being asked if they wanted the council to adopt sweeping new powers which allow them to take out loans of any size they wish, and to revise the way they work in ways which strengthen the mayor's powers.
Honiton Town Council has not consulted on the huge loan for the community complex, has imposed dog control orders on the town and plans an allotment for 25 people despite the opposition of 600 others.
I was pleased that the mayor and council have now committed themselves to consult on any extension to their new "Power of Wellbeing" and only time will tell if they keep their promise.
Cllr Mike Allen