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Eastbourne Invasion

On 24 Sep 2015 at 10:40pm Big is Beautiful? wrote:
So ... we're going to be taken over by Eastbourne Council. I'm not sure that this is a great idea.
On 24 Sep 2015 at 10:48pm Boo Khaki wrote:
If they can manage to get a better than hourly bus service back that can get me the mile and a quarter to the station in less than the current 50 minutes they'll get my vote (before Easter there were 3 an hour and it took 10 minutes)
On 24 Sep 2015 at 11:02pm Matthew Bird wrote:
Shouldn't there be a referendum on this so people are allowed to choose whether their council represents them? We have a leader of LDC who has just resigned, a Chief Exec who wants to get back to Brighton and who has tried to turn Lewes into Brighton and a Cabinet who are entirely Conservative. No one who voted for District Cllrs voted them in to merge with Eastbourne. What happened to all the talk of localism?
On 25 Sep 2015 at 3:37am King of Sussex wrote:
I think it's probably time we gave up the idea that we live in any kind of democratic society.
When we have top brass in the military openly threatening a military coup if Corbin ever gets into no. 10, and not a single voice of condemnation from the relevant authorities, hopes of a referendum on which council takes over is a rather lost cause
On 25 Sep 2015 at 6:44am Gift wrote:
I am staggered that the residents of Lewes Town (in particular) have missed the debate on the merging of LDC with Eastbourne. Big is better never saves money for residents, always diminishes services for residents and limits the democratic involvement of residents. As a nonresident I am reluctant to offer advice but I suggest that you talk to residents where this has happened in other areas of the UK, and ensure you contact other residents in those areas, not the local politicians.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 6:52am EBC + LDC = wrote:
NFG + snafu
On 25 Sep 2015 at 5:43pm Geoff Paddle wrote:
ESCC is merging all support services with Surrey CC. Don't worry consultants have been appointed to manage the process...
On 26 Sep 2015 at 5:22pm RedHeartedCyclist wrote:
I have to admire the British public for doing absolutely nothing....
Your still paying the price (with more to come) for errors of the financial sector. What was it -30bn you paid out and your didn't even manage to maintain the services you had back in 2008.
In fact your losing services and the public sector is doing all the nasty slashing work itself (albeit with the people doing it have their benefits saved).
On 26 Sep 2015 at 7:57pm King of Sussex wrote:
Actually, the 'people doing it' are, by happy coincidence I'm sure, making a pretty decent profit from austerity measures.
I understand the philosophy is, we should be admiring and celebrating their business acumen rather than bemoaning their corrupt snouts in the trough.
On 27 Sep 2015 at 9:41am RedHeartedCyclist wrote:
At least this time the records of all the work is being recorded for all to see and then judge for those in power later...

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