The repercussions from the Graham Brown affair are many (see recent posts on this SOS website). One is the question of what will happen to the East Devon Business Forum, from which he has now resigned. The reaction from its current Vice-Chair can be viewed at http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com , 16 March Letter to members of EDBF from Roy Stuart .
A window on the workings of EDBF has been opened by the setting up of a special group (TAFF), by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee. TAFF Chairman Graham Troman and his team have been asked to examine how the Business Forum works as a ‘joint body’ (as the Council CEO describes it) with Councillors. Despite this TAFF having been hampered (some say,’muzzled’) , as extensively reported on our website and on the SIN blog, questions can now be publicly aired. We hope they will all be addressed.
As promised, SOS will post examples of these questions. This one was from Marianne Rixson of Sidford W.I., to the Task and Finish Forum: Business, on 12 March 2013: