Developers will set out their proposals for 300 houses to Gittisham Parish Council next week, following an exhibition last week.
The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the Ottery area today - http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/34681.aspx?area=113WABTW08&page=5&type=Region&term=Southwest
The East Devon conservative group painted gloomy pictures of poverty, poor nutrition and crippling loss of income for charities, at last Wednesday’s full council meeting, as they argued vehemently against the creation of a levy for large supermarkets.
EDDC officers are stretched and will not be able to service the new task and finish forum (TAFF) until at least the new year, Thursday evening’s overview and scrutiny committee (OSC) were informed.
My motion to protect trees, which was debated at full council last Wednesday evening (23 October), has been deferred until the outcome of a task and finish forum on the subject.
Is this the end of this controversial group’s series of reinventions, or will they once again, rise from the ashes in a different form?
See story below, webbed by the Express & Echo today.
An uber fast post has just been published on Sidmouth Independent News, clarifying the source of the £4.8m loan figure, quoted by Barry Sangster at EDDC’s full council on Wednesday evening.
Not only is it in the presentation for the stakeholder event held earlier this year see here - http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/stakeholderpresentation19july2013.pdf
Complications relating to the chief officer availability and insistences that the office move was not being largely conducted in secret, were defences made yesterday evening, for not bringing the subject to the overview and scrutiny committee earlier than January.
Following news of a severe storm warning for Sunday night/early hours of Monday morning, EDDC has sent links around to all councillors, that may prove helpful if you want to keep up with the latest nwes or are worried about your property….
The letter below signed by Cllr Tim Wood, is one I narrowly won a vote for sending, at the 11 July overview and scrutiny committee meeting. Some conservatives viewed it as unnecessary as these issues are being being taken up by ministers privately.
EDDC conservative, Cllr Ian Thomas, has hit out against Devon County Council refusing to provide information about what broadband service may be available in his community, in the next couple of years.
Remember the hurricane of 1987?
If not, you will by the end of Monday, as apparently major storms are on their way, due to hit East Devon late Sunday evening or in the early hours of Monday.