Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Local NHS confirms no decision over minor injuries units

By |2015-09-17T22:07:00+00:00September 17th, 2015|News|

NEW Devon CCG has confirmed that it has not made any decisions to shut minor injuries units in Eastern Devon.

Despite the decision coming to the governing body meeting on 16 July, along with the decision to shut hospital beds at Axminster, Ottery and Crediton, it appears that the decision on minor injuries units was deferred indefinitely.  See CCG statement below…...

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Scrutiny taskforce to investigate East Devon hospital bed and minor injuries unit closures

By |2015-09-14T21:41:00+00:00September 14th, 2015|News|

Devon County Council’s Health and wellbeing scrutiny committee will launch a task group investigation into NEW Devon CCG’s decision to close all beds at Ottery, Axminster and Crediton hospitals - and most minor injuries services in Eastern Devon.

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My first official fortnightly column in the Express & Echo - are Exmouth seafront plans right?

By |2015-09-10T16:41:00+00:00September 10th, 2015|News|

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/letter-Claire-Wright-Exmouth-seafront-plans-right/story-27772921-detail/story.html

I SPENT much of my childhood at Exmouth. My dad taught me to swim at Orcombe Point when I was seven. And winter and summer alike my sister and I ferreted about in rock pools with fishing nets – collecting crabs, starfish, pretty shells and little fish, always making sure we returned them carefully afterwards, of course.

We “saved” a jellyfish from certain death by a group of boys and in the spectacular summers of 1983 and 1984, we spent just about every day at the beach running about after Frisbees and swimming to our hearts’ content. It was an idyllic time and we never tired of it.

When we had finished our fun on the beach, invariably we asked for a go on the swan boats in the lake, now run by Exmouth Fun Park.

The plans by East Devon District Council (outlined in the E&E of Thursday, September 4) to redevelop the seafront have long been fraught with controversy, with Exmouth Town Council initially objecting to them in 2013.

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250 name petition handed over to leader of Devon County Council

By |2015-09-09T17:50:00+00:00September 9th, 2015|News|

Presenting a 250 name petition to Leader, Cllr John Hart at Devon County Council’s cabinet this morning, calling for two short sections of double yellow lines at Slade Road, where parking is becoming a huge hazard.

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Straitgate Farm proposed as 100 quarrying acre site in Devon County Council’s minerals plan

By |2015-09-06T19:03:00+00:00September 6th, 2015|News|

What doesn’t make sense at all about this is that you can’t have a quarry without a processing facility. 

So far there is a stalemate on where processing takes place for quarrying at Straitgate Farm, Ottery. Aggregate Industries wants to process at Blackhill quarry on Woodbury Common, but Devon County Council is opposed to this, because of the strict international and national environmental designations attached to it.  Yet Straitgate still appears in the draft minerals plan, now out for consultation until 16 November .....

Here’s the story in this week’s Pulman’s View From Ottery. 

http://www.otterystmary-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=271&headline=OTTERY%20ST%20MARY:%20New%20proposal%20for%20Straitgate%20Farm

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Tipton St John gets superfast broadband!

By |2015-09-04T14:38:00+00:00September 4th, 2015|News|

After a long and patient wait, most of Tipton St John gets superfast broadband! Hugo made a comparison between the “old and new one” (he meant green BT cabinets) Cllr Andrew Leadbetter jokingly suggested he was referring to the most [...]

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