The EDDC relocation shortlist

8 Nov

And how many of us will be able yo get to any of these locations if we don’t have cars?  Or is this to put us off visiting in the expectation that we will transact all our council business online (and what if we don’t have computers either?)

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/East-Devon-District-Council-announces-relocation/story-20053692-detail/story.html

Our money is on Honiton …. so easy for the Cabinet member commute.  Or perhaps Cranbrook, to ensure it starts out as a Tory stronghold.

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3 Responses to “The EDDC relocation shortlist”

  1. Tim November 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    If you aren’t happy with access you could always go and complain to your MP at his office at .. er … Woodbury Salterton. Bus timetable here http://www.devon.gov.uk/56_bus_route.pdf. Maybe not then.

  2. Mary Walden-Till November 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    All these pronouncements from the council leave me confused, I am beginning to think I am very stupid indeed.

    Can someone explain to me why having a station near to the EDDC HQ will be an advantage to us? Are there many small stations dotted around the region which will make travel easy, or is it because Councillors have stations near their homes so it will make travel easy for them?

    Why do they need major roads like the M5 and A 30 nearby? Is it for us or them or are the dustcarts/street cleaners etc going to be sited centrally and the roads are for their benefits?

    Why is it better to be at the west end of the district and away from the coast when they were complaining that Sidmouth wasn’t central and Honiton was.

    Why are they considering renovation and sharing at Clyst St Mary when they won’t consider renovation and sharing in Sidmouth? If they can upgrade cheaply there then why isn’t it possible to upgrade cheaply in the new bit of the Knowle?

    By considering some of these places they have shot themselves in the foot as they should have been ruled out immediately on the same grounds that the Knowle has been ruled out.

  3. Sandra Semple November 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    My thoughts too. If you live in Seaton, you can get to Sidmouth hourly, whilst there are only 4 buses a day to Honiton and back, one of those not leaving Seaton till 5 pm.

    As an OAP I would have to catch the midday bus from Seaton to Honiton arriving Honiton 12.42 and then walking to the EDDC HQ. My only choice of return journey would then be 15.40 arriving Seaton 16.22. If EDDC offices close 1-2 pm I would have about 10 minutes there at their offices before having to walk back to get to the bus!

    There is absolutely no way anyone from Seaton can get to Cranbrook or any of the other places.on the short list.

    But then Seaton has never figured on the EDDC radar except for Tesco, with even the Wetlands under threat now from the development on Harepath Road green wedge.

    Or is EDDC perhaps going to put special buses on to its new HQ? Dream on! If we want to visit EDDC HQ in future we will have to book ourselves into the nearest Premier Inn the night before!

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