• EDDC leader and chairman to apologise over interest omission

    6th October 2012 | News | Claire
  • Economy portfolio holder, Cllr Graham Godbeer will also say sorry to the council.

    The reason for the triple apology is for omitting to declare an interest in the East Devon Business Forum item at the last full council meeting in July, where I lodged a motion to withdraw its funding.

    Item 2 of the agenda, for Wednesday 10 October, states:

    “On behalf of himself, the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder – Economy, the Chairman to state their retrospective Personal Interests in the East Devon Business Forum motion (minute 28 of Council meeting of 25 July 2012) under the new Code of Conduct.

    “(Although they were open at the meeting about their involvement with the Forum, they overlooked actually stating that it was a declarable interest. They wish to give their apologies for that oversight).”

    Agenda item 2 also states that Cllr Mike Allen is to ‘address the meeting in respect of his incorrect comments’ over my website.

    The meeting starts at 6.30pm and is held at the Knowle, Sidmouth.

    Members of the public are permitted to speak or ask questions at the beginning of the meeting.

    The link to the agenda is below:

    http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/council_101012_agenda.pdf