Agenda item

Written Questions to Cabinet Members

Written questions and answers.  Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.


33.1    In respect of question 11, Councillor Field asked Councillor Cook if he felt the budget was too high, too low or ‘about right’. Councillor Cook advised that there was an inherent flexibility in the budgets. Due to recent damage, it may have been that the budget was too low but that in other years it was ‘about right’.


33.2    In respect of question 12, Councillor Field asked if the views of blind and partially sighted people had been considered. Councillor Cook advised that, as the proposal had been made only very recently by the County Council, the opportunity to consult had not yet arisen. He further stated that it was important that blind and visually impaired people as well as those with hearing difficulties were consulted as had been discussed by Cabinet when it had been made aware of the proposals.


33.3    In respect of question 15, Councillor Field asked Councillor Melvin what the position of the Farmers’ Market was given the recent reduction in custom and what was being done to restore it to previous health. Councillor Melvin advised that the market was run by a third party and the Council was doing all it could to encourage the further take up of quality stalls as was the operator.



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