Leisure centre business case stays secret

This is such an unsexy story that I don’t expect the media to pick it up; but it’s worth putting on record to close this particular loop. NEWS RELEASE                            26 July 2018                               St Sidwell’s Point business case stays secret TheContinue reading “Leisure centre business case stays secret”

Scrutiny can work

Surveys are not always reliable.  Yet if you asked the usual representative sample how they liked to spend time, attending local authority committee meetings is unlikely to score highly. This is understandable.  Public participation is strictly controlled.  In Exeter, members of the public can submit questions (3 days in advance) to be asked at anyContinue reading “Scrutiny can work”

Whose Vision is it anyway? Part 2

In a previous post I highlighted the flamboyantly named Greater Exeter Visioning Board, announced with a fanfare of trumpets and then shifted off into the dark shadows of proceedings held behind firmly closed doors.  This post reports the uncomfortable outcome of my further investigations. Having been told by Exeter City Council that the minutes ofContinue reading “Whose Vision is it anyway? Part 2”

Whose Vision is it anyway? Part 1

This post was originally published on http://www.petercleasby.com on 16 May 2016 It’s a truism that politicians (and not only politicians) love making good news announcements.  Even when they have to announce bad news, it’s always presented as positively as the spin doctors can manage.  Announcements which are then followed up by nothing at all areContinue reading “Whose Vision is it anyway? Part 1”