A drive has been launched ahead of the upcoming election to get new blood into Sidmouth Town Council.
Money from a pot of £300,000 could have been available for a community bid for the Drill Hall, for which three commercial bidders competing.
A cash injection of £300,000 to boost tourism in Sidmouth is set to be released, prompting discussions on how it should be spent.
Council chiefs have been rebuked following the sale of public assets at the former Knowle HQ in Sidmouth.
Rumours that public property was sold off to council workers behind closed doors for cheap, have been dismissed by council bosses.
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