• Merry Christmas

    25 Dec 2017 | News

    ... They called me, so I slipped out and arrived at the start of an absolutely packed service. The realisation that I had left my electric blanket on was a bit distracting, however, so I disappeared before the end.  But not before the chaplain of Exeter University gave a powerful message about homelessness. A homeless man had taken centre stage at Exeter Cathedral last week and was asked to [...]

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    Dear Otterton resident RE: PUBLIC MEETING IN OTTERTON VILLAGE HALL – TUESDAY 9 JANUARY - 7PM Following previous letters to you relating to the volume and speed of traffic through the village and the public meeting at Ladram Bay last month, we are writing to let you know that we are holding a public meeting in Otterton Village Hall, on the above date and time. We received feedback after the [...]

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    I asked that the issue come before committee after a meeting with a member of the parish council, Janice Papworth and a highways officer back in August. The road, which runs between Newton Poppleford and Budleigh Salterton, is heavily trafficked and travels through Colaton Raleigh at a point where it gets very narrow. The main problems are that the road bisects the village and its amenities. A [...]

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    The surprisingly treacherous Four Elms Hill, which lies between Newton Poppleford and the Bowd pub on the way to Sidmouth, has seen dozens of accidents in recent years, including car pile ups and a death in the last year alone. It is very steep, narrow and has a sharp bend at the top. Sidmouth’s Devon County Councillor, Stuart Hughes, and I (as ward member) requested the issue come before [...]

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