Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Tipton St John Weir in full flow once again

By |2014-10-29T13:24:00+00:00October 29th, 2014|News|

Residents were understandably concerned that Tipton Weir had seemed to dry up this summer, following work by the Environment Agency to create an improved fish pass last year.

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Hugo votes against sacking MPs for bad behaviour

By |2014-10-29T13:05:00+00:00October 29th, 2014|News|

Last night I received this email from 38 Degrees, which is campaigning for “recall bill” along with conservative MP, Zac Goldsmith.

This would enable MPs who have behaved really badly, to be sacked, which in my view is a no-brainer. Why should the elctorate have to wait up to five years?.............................

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Urgent local NHS cost cutting measures

By |2014-10-27T18:05:00+00:00October 27th, 2014|News|

Councillors have been sent the following letter by John Finn of the NEW Devon clinical commissioning group. I note it is also a news story today….

Worrying times for the NHS and all its patients and next year NEW Devon ccg will be in a position of a £30m deficit.

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Friends of the Earth launches legal action to stop capture of our beavers

By |2014-10-23T21:13:00+00:00October 23rd, 2014|News|

Friends of Earth challenges licences to remove beavers believed to be the first to live in the wild in England for centuries, reports tomorrow’s Guardian.

Fantastic news and huge thanks to all the work of Friends of the Earth and in particular, Alasdair Cameron!!!

Following my previous emails to Mr Swire asking him to request that DEFRA abandons the capture programme, he has remained silent .... will he now fight for us?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/23/beavers-devon-wild-england-friends-of-earth

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High speed broadband arrives in Ottery, but local villages will wait a few more weeks

By |2014-10-23T16:29:00+00:00October 23rd, 2014|News|

Superfast Broadband is now available in Ottery St Mary, as part of the Connecting for Devon work, which includes Devon County Council.

However, surrounding villages in the parish, including West Hill, Tipton St John and Alfington, will have to wait a bit longer, hopefully no more than a few weeks, following some delays.  BT will need to dig up the roads to install fibre cables to the villages, which will involve road closures.

I am hoping that fibre will be installed early next year now and while I am disappointed by the delay, it is good news that we are still on schedule to receive broadband fairly early in the process.

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Feniton features on the One Show - at 7pm tonight!

By |2014-10-20T18:28:00+00:00October 20th, 2014|News|

Some of you may be aware that Feniton has been having real trouble with appalling behaviour from Wainhomes, which has so far not bothered (and seemed until Friday, to have no intention of) complying with planning conditions attached to its 50 houses allowed on appeal in 2012 - and installing flood alleviation tanks.

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