Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Devon County Council considers new option for libraries

By |2014-09-30T14:01:00+00:00September 30th, 2014|News|

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….

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Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

By |2014-09-30T08:04:00+00:00September 30th, 2014|News|

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.

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Standards committee meeting deferred again for lobbying report to be prepared

By |2014-09-27T14:53:00+00:00September 27th, 2014|News|

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.

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Ottery Town Council to write to EDDC over former cllr’s attempt to lift agricultural tie

By |2014-09-23T11:19:00+00:00September 23rd, 2014|News|

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

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A focus on health services: Two motions for Devon County Council meeting - 2 October

By |2014-09-22T19:25:00+00:00September 22nd, 2014|News|

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.

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