Get involved in saving Sidmouth Drill Hall ..... this is a relaunch!
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Dear Friends,
Here is the update after the STC meeting on the 5th Feb and the EDDC Cabinet meeting on the 7th.

I have put extracts of the minutes on the 'Rescue' website and will keep updating the page so please check back from time to time. I have also extracted the relevant piece from the recording of the Cabinet meeting, it is available on the page above and also here.

I don't want to end up making this a long email but feel it is necessary to emphasise that there is still a lot of work to be done if the Drill Hall building is to be saved. It is great that the wholesale destruction of Port Royal has been averted but there are still a lot of misconceptions and 'games' around.

I am a supporter of Port Royal having sea based activities, I know that the Sailing Club is important to its members and families, as is the Gig Club and the Sea Angling Club. However, I am wary of the fact that the Sailing Club is being presented as a community asset for the town. Both the Consultants and Cllr Jeff Turner are pushing this narrative.

Sidmouth has many clubs, and all of them contribute to the wonderful choices we have in the town, but club facilities are by definition there for the club members not for members of the public. The Sailing Club website is quite clear about what is open to members and what is open to the public, and I fear that they are having their place in Sidmouth twisted for political ends. Their needs have been given more weight in the Consultants Report than has the Lifeboat, and both have been given more weight than our heritage.

I hope you all have fun over Valentine's Day.

Regards, Mary

 © 2017 Mary Walden-Till, All rights reserved.

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