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Please complete my survey to help focus my parliamentary manifesto… !

Friday, 10 May 2013 10 Comments by Claire

A survey to help focus my parliamentary manifesto

EDDC councillors kept in dark over council merger, until legal agreement signed today

Monday, 24 November 2014 4 Comments by Claire

Councillors were informed of a new partnership with Exeter and Teignbridge Councils this afternoon. 

We are told that the consultation with us will take place in the new year - after today’s agreement has been signed!


What does it mean for the unpopular and vastly expensive office relocation? 

What does it mean for planning, given the talk of economic growth… and finally - is this act of unilateralism the final nail in the coffin of a deeply undemocratic council?

Are they REALLY serious about a consultation after the agreement is signed?

A task forum to protect trees gets underway at EDDC, next week

Sunday, 23 November 2014 0 Comments by Claire

A scrutiny committee task and finish forum (taff) gets underway next Friday (5 December), which aims to provide greater protection for “trees of merit,” across the district.

Place your bets on an election upset in the Westcountry - odds down to 16/1

Sunday, 23 November 2014 0 Comments by Claire

The story below is in today’s Western Morning News on Sunday - link -

Woodbury residents turns out to talk to potential East Devon MP

Saturday, 22 November 2014 3 Comments by Claire

Around 20 Woodbury residents turned up to ask me questions and express their concerns about local issues this morning, during my trip around three more East Devon villages.

Ros and Anna from Roberts DIY, commended for work with community composting scheme, Otter Rotters

Friday, 21 November 2014 0 Comments by Claire

A huge thank you went to Ros and Anna at Roberts DIY, who dedicate many hours of their time to support the essential Otter Rotters community composting, which wouldn’t be possible without their ongoing support.

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