A proposal by a trail bikers association to be allowed access to a public right of way across East Hill, is set for refusal, next Tuesday, (25 February).
My motion for a tree planting programme on Devon County Council owned land was unanimously supported, at yesterday’s full council meeting.
Young campaigners against Devon youth service cuts, were today, denied a chance to address councillors, at Devon County Council’s budget meeting.
A motion aimed at discouraging Devon County Council’s tenant farmers to allow the controversial badger cull to take place on their land, if it is extended, was today defeated, at Devon County Council’s full council meeting.
I am expecting to see hordes of people protesting outside County Hall this Thursday (20 February) which sees a controversial motion on the badger cull, colliding with the budget, which proposes massive cuts to public services, including to the youth service, which is set to lose £970,000 in the next financial year.
“It is like our second home.” The first words a group of Ottery’s young people used to describe how they felt about the likely loss of their youth centre, when I visited it a couple of weeks ago.
It will be a sparky full council meeting at EDDC next Wednesday evening (26 February), as four motions, as well as a recommendation for EDDC to move to Skypark, is debated.
Interesting debate on BBC Sunday Politics Show South West yesterday, as Tiverton and Honiton MP (covers from Feniton to Axminster in East Devon), Neil Parish and Plymouth City Council leader, Tudor Evans are in the studio giving their views on building in floodzones and the massive cuts central government is making to local government, which is resulting in massive public service cuts across the country.
I like Zac Goldsmith. Here’s his view on his boss’s (and senior libdems) decision to scrap a move to allow people to get rid of misbehaving MPs.
This is the link to the BBC story, which is also pasted below - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26184488
Cllr Roger Giles has been interviewed for the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show tomorrow about a piece of land in Ottery St Mary’s floodplain that was given planning permission for about 100 houses, about 20 years ago.
People have been flooded out of their homes since.
If you missed the BBC Radio Devon interviews on Thursday morning about EDDC’s proposed relocation to Skypark, you may like to listen on the iplayer.
Reporter, Sophie Pierce’s introduction and clips of my interview are on at 53.32 and EDDC leader, Paul Diviani is on at 01.42.08.
Here’s the link….
Here’s the story in today’s Western Morning News. Sadly, the rest voted with the government despite several speaking out regularly against the unfair funding allocated to Devon councils.
An observer has kindly reported on today’s EDDC local plan examination in public session on the very thorny issue of the amount of industrial land proposed…. here’s what happened…