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Great public meeting at Ottery on Friday evening!

By |2015-03-30T16:24:00+00:00March 30th, 2015|News|

Around 80 people turned up on Friday evening to hear my speech and ask questions at my public election meeting in Ottery.

Like all the other events, there was a warmth and buzz about the event.  Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come along!

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After four years of battling Sidford industrial estate is struck from Local Plan

By |2015-03-26T22:43:00+00:00March 26th, 2015|News|

The hugely controversial industrial estate, proposed at Sidford was today struck from the Local Plan, following a proposal by Cllrs Stuart Hughes and Graham Troman.

The five hectare site was inserted into the Local Plan at the last minute when I was a member of the panel back in 2011.

It has taken local people four years of campaigning for the council to finally agree to delete it. Many votes of a similar nature have been taken in the past and have failed. Today’s got through.

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Health scrutiny committee to send letter of concern to secretary of state

By |2015-03-26T22:28:00+00:00March 26th, 2015|News|

Devon County Council’s health scrutiny committee will send a letter to the secretary of state for health, following a damning report on the outcome of Torrington Hospital’s loss of beds.

There has been a major campaign by Torrington residents trying to save the hospital for the past two years or so.

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EDDC approves costly office move and insists it will save money

By |2015-03-26T19:13:00+00:00March 26th, 2015|News|

Here’s the story reported in the Western Morning News - http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Tory-council-insists-costly-council-HQ-money/story-26237083-detail/story.html

and here in the Express & Echo - http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Green-light-10m-relocation-East-Devon-Council/story-26236891-detail/story.html

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EDDC proposes very high housing growth for district

By |2015-03-23T23:43:00+00:00March 23rd, 2015|News|

East Devon District Council’s planning committee today gave the green light to thousands of more houses for its beleagured local plan, in line with officer recommendations.

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Meeting sixth form students at Sidmouth College

By |2015-03-20T20:54:00+00:00March 20th, 2015|News|

Had a lovely hour at Sidmouth College last week, chatting with sociology students. Below is the account that went into the school’s newsletter today ....

My thanks to sixth form teacher, Becky Jenkins…

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Diviani says “No” to request to delay office relocation until after secret information release

By |2015-03-12T07:45:00+00:00March 12th, 2015|News|

I sent an email to EDDC leader, Paul Diviani and chief executive Mark Williams - asking (again) for a deferral of the decision on the office relocation until after the elections. This time due to the revelations that secret information is going to be released TWO DAYS after the decision, which takes place on 25 March!

My email is here - https://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/eddc_leader_and_chief_exec_urged_to_suspend_office_relocation_due_to_disclo

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