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Residents pleased with cabinet at question time
RESIDENTS put their district leaders in the hot seat when they turned out to demand answers to their concerns.
Around 40 people turned up to Tendring Council’s Question Time event in Dovercourt – and they invited the politicians to return for another session.
Residents raised a wide variety of issues which concerned them including employment for the town, the promotion of Harwich as a tourism destination and improving transport links.
They fired their questions at members of Tendring Council’s cabinet on Tuesday, February 19, at the Park Pavilion, Dovercourt, for two hours.
At the end of the evening the cabinet received a warm round of applause and was asked to come back at a later date to take further enquiries.
Resident Ron Mitchell said: “On behalf of us I would like to thank you for giving up your time and coming here tonight. I hope you keep this idea going and give more people a chance to ask questions.”
Deborah Rich, of Kings Head Street, posed a number of questions to the panel and was pleased with the way it went.
“We received very well-reasoned responses to our questions and it was well worthwhile turning up,” she added.
It was Tendring’s second session as part of the new initiative, the first having been held at Holland Public Hall last Thursday, February 14.