Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Save Maria Clapp and the Otter Valley PCSOs!

By |2017-02-28T21:07:00+00:00February 28th, 2017|News|

I have set up a petition to try prevent our excellent police community support officer and her colleagues from being removed from their jobs as a result of police cuts…

Please sign and share - https://www.petitions24.com/save_maria_clapp_and_the_otter_valley_pcsos#sign

Photograph of Maria:  Thanks to Pulman’s View From Series

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Giving a talk at Ottery St Mary Library - Thursday 16 March

By |2017-02-27T14:22:00+00:00February 27th, 2017|News|

I will be giving a talk about how I ran my 2015 general election campaign at Ottery St Mary library on Thursday 16 March, 7pm.

A key member of my campaign team, Philip Algar, who wrote West Hill or Westminster - about the experience - will also be speaking about the campaign from his perspective.

I hope to see you there!

See below for more details…

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Ottery St Mary’s library moves to new premises!

By |2017-02-27T12:48:00+00:00February 27th, 2017|News|

Ottery St Mary’s library has now reopened in a new location!

The old Natwest Bank on Silver Street was bought by the town council over a year ago and is now the new home of the library.

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Ottery St Mary stroke unit to move to RD&E imminently

By |2017-02-27T12:14:00+00:00February 27th, 2017|News|

Ottery St Mary Hospital’s stroke unit will move to the RD&E site as of April, it has been confirmed.

The unit opened in Ottery St Mary Hospital late in 2014, as proposals to cut all general medical beds in the hospital, hit the headlines.

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Catching up with Aylesbeare residents!

By |2017-02-25T13:35:00+00:00February 25th, 2017|News|

It was great to hear the latest news from Aylesbeare residents about what’s been happening in the village since I was its district councillor between 2011 and 2015, when I stood down.

I hope to be their Devon County Councillor as of 4 May!

Several people braved the chill to chat to me - some new faces and a few familiar ones.

I will be visiting the following locations that are in the newly redrawn Otter Valley division:

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Save a life - sign up for defibrillator training at Tipton St John and Feniton

By |2017-02-23T16:24:00+00:00February 23rd, 2017|News|

Cardiac arrest can strike anywhere

Effective CPR AND the use of an automated external defibrillator will increase the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest.

Come and learn how to carry out effective CPR and use your local defibrillator.

Training dates are:

Sunday 12th March 8.45 – 10.15
Sunday 12th March 10.30 – 12.00
Venue – Feniton C of E Primary School, Station Road, Feniton

Dates
Sunday 12th March 1.00 – 2.30
Sunday 12th March 3.00 – 4.30
Venue – Tipton St John Primary School, Tipton St John

To book a place please telephone 01404 850303 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Everyone Welcome

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All bar one Devon Conservative MPs vote in favour of massive cuts to councils AGAIN

By |2017-02-22T20:17:00+00:00February 22nd, 2017|News|

Every Devon Conservative MP voted in favour of massive cuts to councils this afternoon, except Anne Marie Morris who abstained.

This includes Hugo Swire, who today rather ironically tweeted an article starting with the sentence: “I’m not very rebellious by nature and I don’t think I have ever defied the party whip…”

Devon County Council had written to Devon MPs last month, urging them to vote against the crippling cuts for the third year running and I had written to Hugo Swire also for the third year running, with exactly the same request.

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Govt to stump up £750,000 for proposed new Tipton school at Ottery

By |2017-02-14T13:47:00+00:00February 14th, 2017|News|

The government has agreed to provide most of the funding asked for by Devon County Council, to fund a new Tipton St John school build, at Ottery St Mary.

This is very good (and unexpected) news, however, it is still £250,000 short of the required sum.The money will be added to the funding already pledged from the diocese and Devon County Council

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East Devon District Council’s scrutiny committee blasts NHS Property Services

By |2017-02-14T12:07:00+00:00February 14th, 2017|News|

East Devon District Council’s scrutiny committee has delivered a stinging rebuke against the secretary of state for health’s private company, NHS Property Services after the managers declined once again to attend a meeting.

A similar thing has happened at Devon County Council’s health and wellbeing scrutiny committee.  The company claims to be part of the “NHS family” but it appears, only when it suits them.

The resolution below, speaks for itself. Congratulations to chairman, Roger Giles and all those councillors who spoke and voted for the resolution.

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Have your say on RD&E services amid plans for major cuts, on Monday 13 March

By |2017-02-14T10:44:00+00:00February 14th, 2017|News|

The NHS is holding meetings across Devon to get people’s views on services at major hospitals such as the RD&E. It is all part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan, which will involve major cuts and centralisation of NHS services across Devon.

The team comes to Ottery on:

Monday 13th March 6pm-8pm - The Kings School

If you want to go along we are being asked to register by contacting 01392 267 642 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Why we must retain our police community support officers

By |2017-02-13T21:22:00+00:00February 13th, 2017|News|

Research has proved that police community support officers reduce crime and save the taxpayer money but that has not prevented Devon and Cornwall Police from planning to slash PCSO numbers by more than half.

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