SOS ..Read all about it in today’s Daily Telegraph, p.22

22 Oct

Meanwhile, here’s a quote from the article about Sidmouth: ‘Localism, one of David Cameron’s big ideas, has passed this deeply entrenched Tory stronghold by.’

LOTS more coming. Watch for full story, on SIN very soon.

To read the full article, click HERE

Is it not distressing and embarrassing to read in a national newspaper: “Sidmouth is nothing if not genteel. Its nostrils are offended by the odour arising from these arrangements. Parallels, however unlikely, are made between Sidmouth in 2012 and one-party Liverpool and Lambeth in the Eighties. Without the ventilation of change, the council has, some feel, begun to smell.”

2 Responses to “SOS ..Read all about it in today’s Daily Telegraph, p.22”

  1. Medusa October 22, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Excellent article! Well done those people! I particularly liked the last few paragraphs especially the one which described the East Devon Business Forum as … “a lobby group spearheading Sidmouth’s development-led future. It is not exactly at arm’s length from the council, which provides its funding and premises. The Honorary Secretary [Nigel Harrison] is the council’s economic development manager; the chairman is also a councillor, and a planning consultant and builder to boot”.

    Couldn’t have put it better. – some might say that EDBF is not at “arms length” from EDDC it is “arms entwined in a passionate embrace”!

    • Mike Temple aka John Betjeman above October 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      and in bed together

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