Below is a letter published in this week’s Express & Echo by Seaton resident and regular contributor to this blog - Sandra Semple.
The news story below is from the BBC’s website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29423237
Ottery St Mary’s library is currently at risk. Friends of Ottery Library, supported by me, have been working with the council to try and secure a future for the library in a different format. Hopefully, we will be one of the selected communities….
The appalling story below is published in today’s Guardian and I am sure, in may other news outlets - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/29/earth-lost-50-wildlife-in-40-years-wwf
We MUST act to reverse this apocalyptic trend, or we will destroy everything that is precious ... and in the end, ourselves.
The standards committee meeting that was set to take place on Tuesday 7 October, has been deferred until Tuesday 28 October, to allow a report on introducing more transparency on lobbying in the planning process.
It is the second time the standards committee meeting has been deferred on discussions on this subject, following the meeting in July being postponed.
Article below is the lead story in today’s Express & Echo - http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Royal-Devon-Exeter-Hospital-chief-executive/story-22967345-detail/story.html
The story below has just been webbed by Fran McElhone of the Express & Echo following last night’s Ottery Town Council planning meeting - http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Concerns-raised-East-Devon-councillor-attempts/story-22966678-detail/story.html
The panel overseeing the tribunal on EDDC’s secrecy over its controversial office relocation project, has announced that its decision has been delayed.
Story just webbed by reporter Phil Goodwin, of the Western Morning News…... http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Disgraced-Tory-attempts-lift-300-000-tie-farm/story-22963165-detail/story.html
I have lodged these two motions for the next full Devon County Council meeting, which takes place on Thursday 2 October, from 2.15pm. They were seconded by fellow Independent, Cllr Frank Biederman.
Currently, if the issue of health services is raised during the planning process, the usual reaction is that this isn’t a material planning consideration and doesn’t have to be taken into account in the determination process, which is completely barmy!
The meeting will be webcast.
Cllr Roger Giles and I are holding a public meeting to discuss what we do about the plans to shut all of Ottery Hospital’s beds and its minor injuries service ........