Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Government decisions should be based on working with nature, rather than attempting to control it

By |2015-01-28T14:32:00+00:00January 28th, 2015|News|

The only wild beavers in England will be allowed to stay on the River Otter, Natural England has ruled.

A licence has been granted for a five year study by Devon Wildlife Trust, following a protracted and emotive debate on whether the animals should remain - and what - if any - damage they cause.

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Read my parliamentary manifesto HERE

By |2015-01-27T18:19:00+00:00January 27th, 2015|News|

Please see my parliamentary manifesto here, which is based on six key themes - issues that East Devon people have told me are most important to them.

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Parliamentary manifesto officially launched in Exmouth!

By |2015-01-27T16:40:00+00:00January 27th, 2015|News|

Here’s my speech from this morning’s uplifting and energising launch of my manifesto in Exmouth!

Around 75 supporters attended and the atmosphere was GREAT!  The event was filmed and will be uploaded to Youtube in a day or two….

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Talking to Budleigh in Business people

By |2015-01-25T15:34:00+00:00January 25th, 2015|News|

I gave a 10 minute talk to the Budleigh In Business group last week, on how to get involved with local government.

Held at Bowmers restaurant, it was a great event and very sociable.  People seemed interested in the subject of local government and asked lots of questions.

It was also a good opportunity to hear the views of individual business owners on the evening.

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EDDC to “learn lessons” from conflicted relationship but subject of planning is still off limits

By |2015-01-23T21:36:00+00:00January 23rd, 2015|News|

The Business task group, which was suspended in 2013 by EDDC’s monitoring officer, will be resurrected and will “learn lessons” from the former relationship between East Devon District Council and East Devon Business Forum (EDBF).

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Changes proposed for East Devon Council task forums to avoid risk of “hijack” by councillors

By |2015-01-22T11:55:00+00:00January 22nd, 2015|News|

Councillors on EDDC’s overview and scrutiny committee this evening will discuss changes proposed to task and finish forums, which would apparently reduce the risk of councillors “hijacking” the agenda…. and “damaging the reputation of the council.”

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The battle to protect trees and nature: My talk to the Sidmouth branch of the National Trust

By |2015-01-21T08:30:00+00:00January 21st, 2015|News|

I was delighted to speak to members of the Sidmouth branch of the National Trust yesterday, at the Manor Pavilion Theatre.

It was a great event, with over 60 people present and lots of interested questions afterwards, particularly about planting trees and sowing more wildflowers on verges…...................

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Proposed NHS bed and minor injuries unit cuts in East Devon under greater scrutiny

By |2015-01-17T10:43:00+00:00January 17th, 2015|News|

The Echo report below is from the newly established “stakeholder” reference group, set up to find a way forward for community hospitals in East Devon.

We meet again at 7pm on Wednesday 4 February. Venue to be confirmed.

It is not clear how many meetings the stakeholder group will have at this stage.

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/NHS-boss-promises-reveal-reasoning-plans-close/story-25876796-detail/story.html

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