LEADER of the “Hands Off!” campaign Hedon Mayor Councillor John Dennis has announced he will be holding a Street Surgery specifically to provide an opportunity for people to come and ask questions about the Boundary Referendum issues and the “Hands Off!” campaign.
Saturday 30th August 2014 Hedon Market Place
10.30am – 12noon.
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Hedon Blog Debate – Some bones of contention!
Mr Martin on HU12 Online left a comment on the article about the launch of the “Hands Off! campaign and expressed concerns that it does not seem to involve many young people:
“So does it not worry anyone else that not one person under 45 is in any of those photos? The apathy of the youngsters will be their undoing in years to come.” – Mr Martin
There is a perception that younger people in Hedon and the wider local area are more open to change and would be welcoming of moves to expand Hull if it meant increased investment, more opportunities for new jobs and career change, and more choice for housing and accommodation within the area?
Is there a generation gap in this campaign? Are older, more settled people out of step with the younger citizens in our community?
The Hedon Blog is extremely keen to hear the viewpoints of the younger generation – the under 30’s and the under 25’s in particular!
Some residents in other parts of the East Riding who are currently unaffected by any immediate boundary change have criticised the costs of the whole Boundary Referendum (estimated to be costing the East Riding of Yorkshire Council up to £60,000) and say that it is a waste of money and is merely an expensive opinion poll that will not affect any real change.
With the money that Hull City Council is spending on its Commission of Inquiry and other associated costs, the total real expenditure could be over £100,000!
Is this money well spent?
Hedon Blog Debate.
The Hedon Blog is keen to help sponsor a public debate in the town in September on the whole issue of Boundary Change with speakers for and against.
We hope that residents and young residents in particular can begin registering questions now for that debate. Please leave questions and comments below.