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

Friday, 10 May 2013 12 Comments by Claire

A survey to help focus my parliamentary manifesto

Devon County Council Leader warns of more cuts next year

Thursday, 18 December 2014 3 Comments by Claire

This press release was issued today by Devon County Council.

Leader, Cllr John Hart said at last week’s cabinet that he is lobbying our MPs, asking for support ahead of the parliamentary vote on the local government settlement .....

EDDC office relocation project to plough on regardless - again!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14 Comments by Claire

East Devon District Council’s office relocation project will plough on regardless following this evening’s full council meeting, where my motion to defer the process was overwhelmingly defeated.

Instead the council voted through a proposal for scrutiny by the auditors - which the leader said would happen anyway.

Woodbury residents set up a fighting fund to battle developers

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 2 Comments by Claire

BBC Radio Devon is reporting this morning that Woodbury residents have set up a campaign group and a fighting fund in order to battle developers, who want to flood the village with housing.

Ottery Town Council votes in favour of bid to acquire county council building

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 0 Comments by Claire

Ottery St Mary Town councillors this evening voted unanimously in favour of acquiring the former social services building on the edge of town by St Saviour’s bridge.

NHS extends consultation period on threat to community hospitals and sets up “stakeholder” group

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 3 Comments by Claire

The North, East and West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group has extended its controversial consultation which proposes to shut all Ottery and Axminster Hospital’s beds and close the minor injuries units at Ottery, Sidmouth, Seaton and Axminster. 

Budleigh Salterton Hospital has already had its beds and minor injuries unit closed.

A stakeholder group of East Devon county councillors is being set up and I have asked to be a member. I am assured that the papers and meetings will be held in the public domain.

The briefing below, which has been circulated to members of Devon County Council’s health and wellbeing scrutiny committee…....

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