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East Devon tories condemn supermarket levy motion

By |2013-10-27T21:32:15+00:00October 27th, 2013|News|

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.

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Batten down the hatches time

By |2013-10-27T16:51:16+00:00October 27th, 2013|News|

It is still only looking a bit breezy out of my window as I type this but it looks like we will be in for a bit of a wild night.

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Tree task and finish forum won’t meet until the new year

By |2013-10-26T12:53:20+00:00October 26th, 2013|News|

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.

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Tree motion deferred to set up task and finish forum

By |2013-10-26T09:46:32+00:00October 26th, 2013|News|

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.

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The end of the re-jigged East Devon Business Forum?

By |2013-10-26T09:08:30+00:00October 26th, 2013|News|

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.

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EDDC conservative councillor collective amnesia?

By |2013-10-25T21:17:49+00:00October 25th, 2013|News|

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

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Councillors deny £4.8m loan is needed for office move

By |2013-10-25T19:38:42+00:00October 25th, 2013|News|

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.

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Information links for severe weather warning

By |2013-10-25T17:15:22+00:00October 25th, 2013|News|

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….

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EDDC letter to Pickles: Cuts on svcs could have severe impact

By |2013-10-25T16:48:49+00:00October 25th, 2013|News|

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.

 

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East Devon councillor raises concern about broadband secrecy

By |2013-10-24T21:45:58+00:00October 24th, 2013|News|

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.

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Worst storms for 20 years on their way to East Devon

By |2013-10-24T20:56:00+00:00October 24th, 2013|News|

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.

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