Just had a blackmail note through the door entitled ‘Eastbourne Review’ apparently from a Cllr David Tutt. Without going into the merits (or not) of the council’s spending, this missive shows an amazing new slant on financial planning ‘spend first – worry later’.
Evidently the council didn’t have the money for it’s contribution to the Devonshire, Arndale and Sovereign developments although they’ve all been agreed and/or started.
Now their profligacy has led to the ‘only options’ of downland farm sales or cuts to local services.
Perhaps we should have been asked before the council committed us to these projects – or is that too much like ‘a plan’?
There is no mention of the £2m contribution following the pier fire or the £1.2m that must be left from that as we still do not have a Wish Tower restaurant.
What is even more worrying is that there have been mentions that the council is going to invest in ‘income producing assets’. With their financial record – they must be joking!