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Residents to question council bosses over sea defence plans
12:00pm Sunday 10th February 2013 in News
RESIDENTS will have the opportunity to question town hall bosses over multi-million pound plans to save Holland-on-Sea’s crumbling cliffs.
Tendring Council’s first Question Time event will be held in Holland-on-Sea on Thursday.
Residents will get the opportunity to question council cabinet members about issues that concern them.
Council leader Peter Halliday said that he is expecting a good turnout for the evening in Holland-on-Sea.
“We have just announced major new sea defence options for Clacton and Holland and I am sure residents will want to come along and ask questions about that,” he said.
“But it really is open to all to ask us about any issues in Tendring and we look forward to this new initiative which is all about being open and transparent with the public we represent.”
Mr Halliday said the idea is to go out into the community rather than expect people to travel to council buildings in Clacton or Weeley.
“It is about us going out to residents on their own patch and I hope they take up this offer,” he added.
The event is the first of six meetings to be staged across the district over the next four months. If it is successful they could be repeated in other towns and villages later in the year.
The event will take place at Holland Public Hall tonight from 7pm until 9pm.
Question Times meetings will also take place at the Park Pavilion, Harwich, on February 19, St James Church Hall, Clacton on March 5, Homelands Free Church Hall in Walton on March 12, Brightlingsea’s Colne Community School on May 8 and at the Venture Centre in Lawford on May 29.