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

Friday, 10 May 2013 3 Comments by Claire

A survey to help focus my parliamentary manifesto

Looking back with satisfaction - looking ahead with confidence

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 0 Comments by Claire

Here’s the latest press release from EDDC, not yet webbed ...

Ottery Town Council sends strong message to DEFRA over beavers

Monday, 01 September 2014 0 Comments by Claire

Ottery Town Council has voted unanimously in favour of the beavers remaining on the River Otter.

300 dwellings between Gittisham and Honiton - back on the agenda on Friday

Monday, 01 September 2014 0 Comments by Claire

A huge planning application for 300 houses on land between Gittisham and Honiton will make a return to the planning inspections committee this Friday.

Hugo Swire asked to invite DEFRA officials to Ottery meeting about beavers

Monday, 01 September 2014 1 Comment by Claire

I have sent the following email to East Devon MP, Hugo Swire about the beavers. We believe that the laying of the traps is imminent…

I have also tweeted twice at DEFRA and new environment secretary Liz Truss, asking for assurances that the beavers would be quickly returned to the river. But radio silence has ensued. 

Express & Echo reporter, Fran McElhone was also snubbed by DEFRA, when she asked about Ms Truss’s views on the beavers living on the Otter.

Officials refused to pass on Fran’s message to the secretary of state and refused to tell her why!

The secretive way that DEFRA is handling this issue doesn’t give me any confidence whatsoever that it has any intention of returning the animals to the river.

I hope I am wrong.

Decision on EDDC office relocation likely to take place a few days before Christmas

Monday, 01 September 2014 1 Comment by Claire

A decision on selling the Knowle and at what price, as well as a formal decision on buying land at Skypark, is set to be made at December’s full council meeting, after the matter has been brought before the conservative cabinet, possibly in the same month.

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