What price green space?

Exeter City Council is about to take a decision that will define its soul The modern story of the Clifton Hill green space began in March 2018 when snow damaged the Clifton Hill Sports Centre.  In July 2018 I asked a series of questions in a blog post, questions which have never been satisfactorily answeredContinue reading “What price green space?”

Quis custodiet .…..?

Increasing dependence by public bodies on consultants raises questions about where the buck really stops. Are you sitting comfortably?  Since January 2015 Exeter City Council has spent £9.4 million on services described as “Consultants Fees”.  Over half of this – £4.8 million – has gone on consultancy work related to the bus station site redevelopmentContinue reading “Quis custodiet .…..?”

Upon Sidwella’s Day

St Sidwella could do more for Exeter than she (probably) ever dreamed of.   St Sidwell’s Church on Exeter’s Sidwell Street commemorates the late St Sidwella, believed to have been alive in the 6th century.  Sidwella (whose name derives from all manner of genealogical speculation) is said to have been a modest, chaste, virginal, devout,Continue reading “Upon Sidwella’s Day”

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”