Time to stop 'petty in-fighting'

PUBLISHED: 15:45 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 23:29 15 June 2010

When I became a town councillor in Seaton, I expected criticism for decisions that might be unpopular.

When I became a town councillor in Seaton, I expected criticism for decisions that might be unpopular. However, I did not anticipate criticism for making sure taxpayers money wasn't being wasted. I also can't understand the blind panic some people have whenever an item about the Tourist Information Centre in Seaton is put on a council agenda.However, I am completely and utterly flabbergasted at being criticised for "looking bored" at the annual town meeting. Especially since anything to do with Seaton Town Council is far from boring.As a former town councillor, John Seward should know only the chairman of the council is required to come to the annual meeting and that those who didn't attend have work or family commitments.Or he and Heather Sanham, a former town clerk, should perhaps take note of the Chairman's annual report and think what they can do to help Seaton get it's fair share of money from Devon County Council and East Devon District Council. Or why EDDC have nearly £150,000 of Seaton's Section 106 money that they won't let us spend in the town because of impossible-to-meet guidelines.These are the real issues facing the town, not to mention street trading, planning, markets, loss of shelters, unisex toilets, no youth provision, to name just a few. Please stop this petty in-fighting and start fighting for the town.Julia RoebuckSeaton


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