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

Friday, 10 May 2013 7 Comments by Claire

A survey to help focus my parliamentary manifesto

Excellent day at Taunton youth parliament event

Monday, 20 October 2014 0 Comments by Claire

I had an excellent day last Saturday in Taunton, at a British Youth Council youth parliament event.

Feniton features on the One Show - at 7pm tonight!

Monday, 20 October 2014 2 Comments by Claire

Some of you may be aware that Feniton has been having real trouble with appalling behaviour from Wainhomes, which has so far not bothered (and seemed until Friday, to have no intention of) complying with planning conditions attached to its 50 houses allowed on appeal in 2012 - and installing flood alleviation tanks.

Hugo Swire bows to public pressure on Ottery Hospital bed cuts

Sunday, 19 October 2014 1 Comment by Claire

It seems Mr Swire has changed his mind about hospital bed cuts at Ottery.

I am guessing he has received many letters and emails from angry local people following his intitial positive position, which was broadcast on BBC Radio Devon last month - transcript here -

EDDC scrutiny committee to express “anger” over hospital bed cuts

Thursday, 16 October 2014 0 Comments by Claire

To my relief, EDDC’s overview and scrutiny committee voted in favour of expressing anger and concern over the NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group’s proposals to cut all beds from Ottery St Mary and Axminster Hospitals.

EDDC scrutiny cttee votes against holding cabinet to account (which is its job, actually)

Thursday, 16 October 2014 6 Comments by Claire

EDDC’s overview and scrutiny committee tonight voted down proposals for securing some rules over decision-making on the controversial office relocation project

Instead, it voted in favour of “noting” the officer report.

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