Solve Falmouth council versus town forum dispute with better communication
6:00pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Falmouth/Penryn
BETTER communication could solve the long-running dispute between Falmouth Town Council and the Town Forum according to councillors at a meeting on Monday.
Jonathan Griffin, chairman of the forum, addressed the meeting of the council on Monday evening.
He said: “I asked to come along because I have been very worried about some of the recent newspaper headlines which show division between the council and the forum and to see if we can find a way to work together better if the headlines are to be believed.”
He added: “The forum has no political aspirations, it has no power, it takes no votes because it has no authority and it has no resources.
“All we offer is experience and expertise and outside contacts, we are here to help you.”
Councillor Allyson Biggins said: “The issue for me is communication, there has been a lack of it from both sides as far as getting information back.”
Mayor Geoffrey Evans offered Mr Griffin the chance to address the council on a regular basis to improve communication between the two organisations.
Mr Griffin responded: “We would like to help wherever we can, however, we would like to be treated as an equal, rather than to be instructed to do things.”