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Lloyds Bank chief executive urged to retain Ottery’s branch in face of cuts

Thursday, 28 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

Following the devastating news this morning about Lloyds Bank proposing to axe 3000 jobs and close 200 branches I have written to the bank’s chief executive, Antonio Osorio…....

What to do with untidy roadside verges and a backtrack on opposing bee killing pesticides looms

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

This is the time of year when our roadside verges are probably looking about as untidy as they have ever been.

It’s the second year that Devon County Council has not cut roadside verges, except for those on visibility splays or junctions, because of the massive and ever increasing budget cuts imposed by central government.

Tipton St John Primary School set to close and move - I will do all I can to support parents

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

I am very sad indeed at the news that Tipton St John Primary School is proposed to close and reopen on a new site in Ottery St Mary.

A new prime minister – but does what she says match what she does?

Monday, 11 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

So we have a new prime minister.

It would appear (on the surface at least) that the Conservative Party is reuniting.

While the Labour Party continues to implode.

After a short rather bloody conservative leadership contest, Theresa May will now be this country’s new prime minister by Thursday.

Kings School students create powerful films on how to cope with grief, anxiety and depression

Saturday, 02 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

Kings School students have created a series of powerful films with Healthwatch on how best to cope with increasingly common mental health issues affecting young people, including grief, anxiety and depression.

When I was involved with trying to save Ottery’s DCC run youth centre, the recorded conversations showed that anxiety was the most common problem among local young people engaging with the youth service.

I hope that these videos will go a long way to help young people who are struggling with these issues, to feel that they are not alone and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Here’s the link via Twitter -

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