The final decision on whether or not to close Ottery Hospital’s beds and minor injuries unit, will now be deferred until July, NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group has confirmed.
I am no longer an EDDC councillor so I can’t raise this at scrutiny etc, but I am determined to raise the profile of what EDDC is doing here.
Essentially, EDDC plans to flog off our coastal beach huts to the highest bidder, scrapping the current system of waiting lists and fixed price rents.
So the most wealthy people will get to lease the huts, with the likely outcome that local people will be priced out.
The Express & Echo article sums up proposals here - http://m.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Exmouth-beach-huts-rich-highest-bidder-plans/story-26606588-detail/story.html
And here is the consultation document and how to have your say - http://eastdevon.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/beach-huts-service/
They have only been a team of 16 Independents for less than a month but the East Devon Independents have already secured an extraordinary meeting, in order to defer the beleagured office relocation project, which will take place on Wednesday evening (3 June).