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Friday, 10 May 2013 0 Comments by Claire

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Saturday, 21 May 2016 0 Comments by Claire

We have more time now as the transfer of 12 community hospitals in Eastern Devon has been deferred from 1 June to the autumn.

Here’s what you can do to help the cause:

Around 250 people turn up to save Ottery Hospital protest

Saturday, 21 May 2016 0 Comments by Claire

This morning’s protest demo outside Ottery Hospital, where around 250 people and a pantomime horse turned out on a cold, windy and rainy Saturday.

Is your hospital at risk from NHS Property Svcs? If so, join the demo tomorrow outside Ottery Hosp

Friday, 20 May 2016 0 Comments by Claire

Residents from around the Ottery parish and beyond are expected to gather tomorrow morning at 11am outside Ottery Hospital, to express their anger at NHS Property Services acquiring Ottery Hospital (and 11 others across Eastern Devon) charging the local NHS huge commercial rents for the building.

There are fears that if the local NHS (currently around £80m in debt) cannot pay the rents the building may be sold off, as has happened in other areas of the country.

Local people fundraised around £250,000 to help build the hospital just 20 years ago - and now the government is deliberately putting our hospital’s future at risk.

NHS Property Services is a limited company wholly owned by the secretary of state for health - see

The company’s job is to ‘manage’ the NHS Property portfolio and sell off buildings that are “surplus to requirements.”

Hope to see lots of you tomorrow to send a strong message to our MPs and to central government.

Bring your placards!

Ottery Town Council rejects Roger Giles bid to be mayor

Monday, 16 May 2016 5 Comments by Claire

Ottery Town councillors voted by six votes to five against EDDC councillor, Roger Giles becoming the parish’s mayor, instead voting in Glyn Dobson to serve another term.

Cllr Giles speech is below ...

Straitgate quarry objections to be considered at examination hearing next week

Monday, 16 May 2016 0 Comments by Claire

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