Residents with Exmouth town centre concerns can now speak face-to-face with a councillor at monthly sessions starting in February.
Exmouth town ward councillors launch the new sessions on Saturday, February 1, 12noon until 1.30pm, at Exmouth Town Football Club’s clubhouse, in Southern Road.
The councillors’ surgery will be similar to those run by MPs, and will be held on the first weekend of each month.
Exmouth Town Council said the sessions could be used to discuss local issues and concerns, plus give help and support, or guidance on other available assistance.
Exmouth’s mayor Cllr Steve Gazzard called the move ‘a real step forward for the town council’.
He said: “We hope the public take this opportunity to come and talk to us about issues they may need the town council to address or individual cases for which we may be able to provide support.”
Councillors holding the sessions champion the town centre, the seafront from the Marina to Carlton Hill, the Estuary as far as the mouth of Withycombe Brook at Mudbank, Phear Park and roads bounded by Marine Way, Park Road, Marpool Hill, Albion Hill, Montpellier Road, Bicton Street, Bicton Villas, The Beacon and Carlton Hill.
The town council said sessions would be held on a cross-party basis, with at least two councillors present at each surgery.
The five town councillors are Alex Sadiq (Liberal Democrat), Joe Whibley (Independent), Olly Davey (Green Party), Paul Millar (Independent), Tim Dumper (Liberal Democrat).
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