Monthly Archives: December 2013

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2014 will be a full and tough year

By |2013-12-30T17:18:36+00:00December 30th, 2013|News|

2014 is going to be a big and challenging year, for both local government and councillors as they try and protect their communities from the worst excesses of central government’s pursuit of what appears to be an increasingly American Tea Party ideology, instead of centre right politics.

Warning. If you are feeling a bit fed up, close down this blog now ...

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Comments extension for 300 houses on edge of Gittisham

By |2013-12-30T14:06:11+00:00December 30th, 2013|News|

A controversial major planning application that was submitted just days before Christmas, has received a consultation extension of around two weeks, following a request from ward member, Cllr Susie Bond.

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Potholes and how best to report them

By |2013-12-28T20:01:29+00:00December 28th, 2013|News|

The heavy rain over the past week or two, has caused considerable water run-off from our fields and has resulted in roads being turned into streams for days at a time.

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Latest missive from EDDC tory whip

By |2013-12-28T19:47:28+00:00December 28th, 2013|News|

Below is the most recent (published the week before Christmas) rambling letter from EDDC tory whip, Phil Twiss, that was printed in the Ottery/Sidmouth Herald ....

Cllr Twiss seems a bit sore about Cllr Giles implication in a previous letter in the paper that he may have been carrying out his job as conservative whip.

If you wish to respond via the Sidmouth/Ottery Herald letters page, please email your response to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Help save the elephant from extinction

By |2013-12-21T12:00:19+00:00December 21st, 2013|News|

When I was a child, I was haunted by the pictures I would see on tv and in books of elephants butchered for their tusks, with their poor grief-stricken youngsters lying next to their parents bodies.

But after a while things got better - there was a ban on the despicable ivory trade in 1989 and things improved. The intelligent beautiful elephant populations started to recover.

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Councillors behaviour worsened since standards relaxation

By |2013-12-20T15:56:15+00:00December 20th, 2013|News|

Local Government Lawyer (thanks to Sidmouth Independent News for highlighting) has reported that local authorities are saying that councillors behaviour has deteriorated since the relaxation of the standards regime, which was brought in as part of the Localism Act last year.

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Judge rejects legal challenge over Budleigh Longboat cafe

By |2013-12-20T15:10:19+00:00December 20th, 2013|News|

Many people in East Devon - Budleigh and non-Budleigh residents will find this a disappointing decision. And as someone who observed several of those planning committee debates, a baffling one. I remember well the discussions/arguments over whether the area was in the World Heritage Site, or not.

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Ottery Town Council meeting with Persimmon -  the notes

By |2013-12-19T15:16:20+00:00December 19th, 2013|News|

Despite the recent furore over Ottery Town Council’s private meeting with Persimmon, and a resolution by the town council not to take notes, nor make them public, the notes have been published after all.

See the link below ...................

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Is Devon on the list for the frackers?

By |2013-12-18T14:36:22+00:00December 18th, 2013|News|

Concerned to read this article in today’s Western Morning News and I have asked Devon County Council officers for an update on where we.  The previous DCC position statement is here - https://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/devon_county_council_position_on_fracking/

Devon County Council is the minerals authority, with a remit for quarrying, energy and waste planning applications.

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