Monthly Archives: July 2017

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The truth about the government’s injection of funding into schools….

By |2017-07-19T16:54:00+00:00July 19th, 2017|News|

This is the truth about the funding injection into schools.

I have asked DCC Finance what it means for Devon, will confirm as soon as I have heard.

In essence, I approve of funding being being moved from the free school budget which is costing us billions, however, far more funding is needed to recompense schools for the cumulative hardship they have faced for many years now….

Our own schools in East Devon are struggling horribly to make ends meet after seven years of austerity and a new funding formula imposed by the Conservative government.  This is set to be implemented next year and will mean even more hardship for local schools which are already at the bottom of the funding league table.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/school-funding-england-fall-5-per-cent-by-2019-ifs-fiscal-studies-education-justine-greening-a7846381.html

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Letter delivered to every Otterton home this week

By |2017-07-14T20:55:00+00:00July 14th, 2017|News|

The letter below was delivered to every Otterton home this week.

I remain concerned about the impact of Ladram Bay Holiday Park and will continue to work with the parish council on ways of alleviating/mitigating the issues….

Many thanks to members of the parish council who helped deliver it grin

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A restful weekend in a log cabin - trying not to think about politics

By |2017-07-12T22:45:00+00:00July 12th, 2017|News|

When I announced on Facebook last week, a little jaded, that I would be axing social media for a while, my cousin Alistair messaged me to invite me to try out his new glamping log cabin, which he was just putting the finishing touches to.

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