Frank Branston confirmed yesterday that his informal debate between the proponents of two tier and those from the three tier side is likely to take place on Thursday September 3rd.
He wants to have 2 or 3 people from each side “on the panel”. However, no format for this debate has been given, nor how much time each side will be given to present, indeed if we are allowed to present formally at all.
The issues in this debate are complex and SMS wishes all councillors to be able to hear our side of the story in full. All we are asking is that the councillors listen to both sides of the story before they are given a chance to vote.
SMS therefore yesterday emailed all 31 councillors who have working email addresses (we’ll write to the other 5) to request a meeting with them in the period Monday July 27th to Friday August 14th – 3 weeks.
We have suggested that we meet with them in groups and in the evening, although we are willing to compromise and fit in with their schedules.
Some councillors, of course, are currently away on holiday or business, but we are expecting most responses within the next week.
To help everyone know the state of play, we have added a tab to the main page now which lists the councillors’ responses and how they have responded to that request.
Some of them, of course, have heard SMS speak at one of the 11 open meetings we arranged or were invited to speak at and they are excused extra homework unless of course they really want to 😉
All we are asking is that we are heard.
Make sure you are heard and TAKE ACTION NOW.