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ESCC pros and cons

On 25 Jan 2017 at 9:22pm Pros or just cons wrote:
Has any one had a very positive dealings or very negative dealings with our glorious council of late? Has anyone got something changed or achieved anything with in the community involving ESCC? My particular experience has been very negative but someone must have had success?
On 25 Jan 2017 at 10:20pm Fairmeadow wrote:
At the micro level, people like Highway Stewards can be very helpful and responsive in resolving minor local problems. At the very top, the lead councillor is able and responsible (despite being of a different political persuasion from me). In between there are "consultations" on future policy that are just tick-box exercises, before the council goes ahead and does what it always planned to do. I don't know whether they even read the responses.
On 26 Jan 2017 at 10:15am anon wrote:
escc are a bunch of crooks
On 26 Jan 2017 at 11:26am The Greek wrote:
The D of E scheme has been saved after a petition garnered 6400 signatures. For a Tory run council they, I say this through gritted teeth, do an alright job. For example we have not seen anywhere near the level of bus cuts/library cuts etc seen elsewhere in the country. In fact the buses here are all relatively new which is nice.
On 26 Jan 2017 at 1:28pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The library opening hours cuts have been pretty bad imo.
Newhaven is now only open from 10-4.30 3 days a week, Monday mornings and Friday afternoons. Given that Newhaven is a deprived area where lots of people can't afford internet access, and bus fares to get to another library are prohibitively expensive, I can foresee a time where someone gets their benefits sanctioned for not completing their daily job search on Universal Jobmatch, because the library wasn't open. When it is open, all the workstations are often in use, and people have to wait for one to become available.
On 26 Jan 2017 at 2:24pm The Greek wrote:
ACT I wasn't aware of that, thanks. That isn't great, although it beats losing it all together. However it shouldn't have been cut at all.
On 26 Jan 2017 at 8:57pm Sue wrote:
When are people going to wake up to the fact that most of Esscape,s budget goes on Adult Social Care probably for the people who moan constantly about Local Govermnent. They are broke and staffed mainly by temps and cheap contractors. ESCC and Surrey CC are also in partnership under the name Orbis, give it another couple of years and Orbis will split from the Local authority to become a private company such competing with the likes of Serco.
If you want to blame someone for library closures, decline of music services, after school provision, cutting verges etc etc... Blame central government instead. Someone voted for these cuts, some turkeys.

On 26 Jan 2017 at 9:58pm Geoff Paddle@gmail.com wrote:
You know too much Sue!
On 27 Jan 2017 at 7:13pm Taff wrote:
Central government gave more authority and responsibilities to local councils. Mostly on very high salaries I wager? How many of them actually reside locally? Career before service again.

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