Claire Wright

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Four Elms Hill speed reduction work delayed again

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 0 Comments by Claire

Officers confirmed at the last Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC) on 12 March, that they have now commissioned a survey by contractor, Jacobs, to assess Four Elms Hill for a traffic survey.

It had been thought possible to carry out this work as part of highways maintenance but the maintenance work has been delayed unfortunately.

Unpaid carers spotlight review will be held in the summer

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 0 Comments by Claire

My spotlight review into how unpaid carers are managing will be held in the summer.

I successfully proposed the review (it took a few meetings for it to be agreed!) last September after doing some research which found that many may be struggling financially as well as with a lack of respite care. 

I am pleased to say that I have now been contacted by quite a few unpaid carers looking after friends and family who would like to take part.

If you would like to take part in the review, which I will chair, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you!

East Devon care at home service is ‘fully recruited’

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 0 Comments by Claire

The East Devon Care at Home Service otherwise known as ‘rapid response’ is at present, “fully recruited”, Devon County Council senior officers confirmed at the most recent Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting.

Councillors at the meeting, which was held on Thursday 21 March, heard from senior officers that their long-standing efforts to recruit to a team that was around 17 per cent under staffed (sorry I don’t have the numbers) had been successful with the assistance of agency staff.

Hugo Swire says I need to be more honest and stop playing political games… !

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 0 Comments by Claire

I get a right of reply in next week’s East Devon press.

I will enjoy putting that together!

Here’s Sir Hugo’s column…

Fibre to home broadband delayed for an ‘unknown number of months’

Thursday, 04 April 2019 0 Comments by Claire

There has been a delay now for sometime in Devon on the implementation of fibre to the home broadband. This means individual connections from the fibre cables in the road to each house. 

A huge operation that was started by BT and in the past two years or so, operated by Gigaclear under the management of Connecting Devon and Somerset (Devon and Somerset County Councils).

May’s third big defeat on her Brexit deal. It’s dead and buried. Is Brexit?

Friday, 29 March 2019 2 Comments by Claire

Yet another big defeat… her third. She must now sure face the fact that her deal is dead and buried.

The legal position is unfortunately, still that we Brexit with no deal on April 12th (moved from today), but most MPs are opposed to no deal, fortunately.. so Mrs May now must make the case for a long extension in order to revoke A50 and hold another referendum.

The tide of opinion in the country appears to be shifting and it should have been done months ago.

Time at last to be responsible and act in the country’s interest. Finally.

Here’s the Huffington Post’s report…

Exmouth Community College forced to ask parents to help contribute funds

Friday, 22 March 2019 0 Comments by Claire

This is an absolute shocker.

Exmouth Community College is so starved of funds it is asking parents to contribute.