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@ 6.45 Penrith Town Hall on Thursday January 10th
From: Matthew Neal <email@example.com>
Date: 17 December 2018 at 11:12:19 GMT
To: Adrian Hill
Subject: RE: Council Meeting Jan 10th
Thank you for your e mail.
Under paragraph 26 of the Council Procedure Rules (at page 158 of the constitution) only the petition organiser may speak on that agenda item and such speech shall not exceed 5 minutes inclusive of the reading of the substance of the of the petition. On the conclusion of the speech the petition will be discussed by councillors for no more than 15 minutes. On that basis only you or Mrs Hill may speak for 5 minutes. It would not be in order for representatives of Keep Penrith Special to say something on the agenda as well.
Thank you for informing me of the likely attendance of the BBC and ITV.
Deputy Chief Executive (Monitoring Officer)
Eden District Council
Penrith CA11 7QF
Tel (01768) 212237
Click the link below to read the letter from EDC about our legal case. It looks as though they may be prepared to negotiate. We will consider this with our lawyers this week and keep you posted of updates.
Time for an update.
The petition went in. Silence.
Last night there was a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee of EDC. The Lib Dem’s pointed out that the Development Portfolio Holder wasn’t following correct process in relation to the Masterplan and local plan ( blow me down with a feather!). EDC are still fighting us about the same thing in our legal case. On Wednesday we wrote to EDC told them if EDC negotiate now and concede our reasonable demands on the woeful consultation they wont have to pay our legal bills. If they force us to go to Court they will. Don’t then blame us for the cost falling on the ratepayers of Eden District – blame Woeful Tory Cabal who control EDC.
Our work on the 3PE continues apace. A Peoples Plan for Penrith
Legal action update 13/11/2018
WORK_32909718_1_Signed Letter (Burges Salmon _ Eden District Council) 13 November 2018
If EDC negotiate now and concede our reasonable demands on the woeful consultation they wont have to pay our legal bills. If they force us to go to Court they will. Don’t then blame us for the cost falling on the ratepayers of Eden District – blame Woeful Tory Cabal who control EDC.
PENRITH & EDEN NEEDS YOU!
‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’. Margaret Mead
Many thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement for our efforts. The result is astonishing. At 3pm on Friday 2nd November Keep Penrith Special handed over your signatures to our Petition. You will read in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald on Saturday we had the following raw numbers: (i) online signatures – 2,536, (ii)signatures from canvasing people who had no email 420, (iii) returned postcards 1,489 – (iv) totalling a raw number of 4,445. As at midday today we have had an additional 74 postcards and a further 28 on-line signatures. We are confident that 3,148 of these signatures are residents of the Eden Valley. We have collected everything onto a database in order to remove duplicate signatures and the final count to be clarified next week, should exceed over 4,000 individuals overwhelmingly from our Eden Valley.
We will keep you posted as to what happens next. That ‘next’ will involve building what we are calling the 3PE. That is the People’s Plan for Penrith and Eden. We will build it up from the ground up by proper consultation with everyone. We will do it completely professionally. We will involve EDC and anyone who wants to join, including any Councillor as individuals. BUT, and this is the BIG ‘BUT’, we will NOT give the pen to EDC and EDC Officials until after plan is published. We want to have finished writing this plan by early April 2019. That will give plenty of time for existing and any potentially new Councillors that want to stand to tell everyone if they are in favour of the 3PE BEFORE we all vote in the Elections in May. This will ensure the Masterplan is dead forever.
From all your wonderful comments, so far from them we know this: Continue reading “A Peoples Plan for Penrith”