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Is the “gagging clause” gone from the social media policy?

By |2013-09-30T19:48:29+00:00September 30th, 2013|News|

Reading the EDDC standards committee agenda papers for next Wednesday I am pondering about whether the “gagging clause” has been removed from the draft social media policy, as I requested at the last full council meeting in July.

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Three motions for Devon County Council meeting

By |2013-09-28T12:36:21+00:00September 28th, 2013|News|

Three motions will be debated at Thursday’s Devon County Council meeting, one seconded by me.

The motions cover: The national planning policy framework, fuel poverty and zero hours contracts.

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Public to be consulted on EDDC budget cuts

By |2013-09-27T18:39:38+00:00September 27th, 2013|News|

East Devon residents are to be consulted on reductions to services that must be made, following the news of a gaping hole in EDDC’s budgets because of government funding cuts.

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Costs of burial set to soar in East Devon

By |2013-09-27T15:00:08+00:00September 27th, 2013|News|

The costs of being buried in East Devon are to soar, if recommendations made by last night’s overview and scrutiny committee, are rubber-stamped by EDDC’s full council next month.

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Office move scrutiny delayed until January

By |2013-09-27T10:58:11+00:00September 27th, 2013|News|

My bid at last night’s overview and scrutiny meeting to schedule EDDC’s increasingly controversial office move for examination by the committee next month, failed on the grounds that there were full agendas for the next few months.

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EDDC faces budget hole of almost £4m

By |2013-09-23T08:59:22+00:00September 23rd, 2013|News|

East Devon District Council is facing a hole in its budgets of almost £4m over the next five years, with a shortfall of almost £2m in the next financial year, starting April 2014.

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Where next for local politics?

By |2013-09-20T07:47:13+00:00September 20th, 2013|News|

I thought that this was a fascinating review of where we are with politics at council level and where we may be heading…

I’d be interested to know what your views are.

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