Monday, 21 January 2013
Councillor pulls out of Public Meeting
Cllr Alan Dutton (Labour - Burslem Central) Cabinet Member for Education Pulls out of a public meeting on the new Civic Centre, the meeting had been planned in Burslem for Wednesday 23rd January, he had this to say
"John, after taking advise from officers and comments made, I feel that I am going to have to withdraw from the debate on Wednesday night, when you make comments like against our wishes and comments made by others then I feel that it is all determined and any debate will be one sided. So apologies but I will not be attending. Kind regards, Alan"
On Thursday 24th January he will be voting on the motion submitted by Cllr Paul Breeze (unaffiliated - Birches Head and Central Forest Park) and Cllr David Conway (City Independents - Little Chell and Stanfield)
In view of the dire economic circumstances, globally, nationally and in particular, devastatingly, locally in Stoke-on-Trent, and in light of widespread public disapproval of the council’s previous decision to borrow £40m, and rising, of taxpayers money to relocate the civic headquarters from Stoke Town to Hanley, this council:
1) radically rethink it’s overall strategy of the future regeneration of the city centre and the city of Stoke-on-Trent as a whole, and whilst the strategy is revised, the £40m proposed borrowing for the Central Business District contained in the council approved capital programme be suspended.
2) request the Cabinet to rescind the decision to move the civic headquarters from Stoke Town to Hanley, and retain the civic centre building in its current location and for its current use in Stoke Town.
How will he represent his ward if he will not meet with them?
Posted by March on Stoke at 10:27