Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Online newspaper launches in East Devon

By |2019-06-26T18:54:01+00:00February 28th, 2019|News, Recent|

A new online newspaper has just launched in East Devon. The plan is that Nub News will be a presence in each East Devon town including Ottery St Mary. Currently, it is operating in and around Exmouth but is interested [...]

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Devon County Council votes down backing a people’s vote and a no deal Brexit

By |2019-06-26T18:43:59+00:00February 21st, 2019|News, Recent|

Devon County Council conservative group today voted down calling on the government to hold a people’s vote as well as urging the government to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Very disappointingly, Cllr Martin Shaw’s motion and amendment was only supported by [...]

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Devon County Council backs climate change emergency but stops short of committing to 2030 deadline

By |2019-06-26T18:33:46+00:00February 21st, 2019|News, Recent|

Devon County Council voted through a motion this afternoon, which declared a state of climate emergency in Devon, but stopped short of backing a deadline of 2030 for the county to become carbon neutral. Well over one hundred protesters demonstrated [...]

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Over £13m is shaved off Devon County Council budget, as government withdraws its core funding

By |2019-06-26T18:30:44+00:00February 19th, 2019|News, Recent|

Councillors will vote on a historic budget at Thursday’s Devon County council full meeting - the final budget to include the revenue support grant - the government’s core funding. To put it into perspective, the Conservative government’s austerity programme has [...]

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Exeter’s homelessness problem is worse than ever, says charity

By |2019-06-26T18:26:53+00:00February 15th, 2019|News, Recent|

The rise in homelessness is a direct result of the government’s austerity policies, cuts to benefits, less support available and huge cuts to all the authorities who are supposed to be looking out for homeless people ... I had a [...]

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9000 trees to be planted in Ottery!

By |2019-06-26T18:20:03+00:00February 15th, 2019|News, Recent|

Wonderful news! This is especially relevant on a day of national action on climate breakdown ....where incredibly over 600 student protesters gathered outside Devon County Council’s offices to make government, especially ours, aware that it MUST do SOMETHING to avoid [...]

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Otterton Parish Council agrees to part-fund 20mph limit at ill-tempered meeting last night

By |2019-06-26T18:41:38+00:00February 12th, 2019|News, Recent|

Otterton Parish Council has agreed to part fund a 20mph limit through the village, at a packed and testy meeting last night. The agreement was made, despite a Conservative councillor selected to stand for Otterton in the East Devon District [...]

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East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire, predicted to lose his seat if a general election takes place this year

By |2019-06-26T18:11:45+00:00February 12th, 2019|News, Recent|

According to a Yougov poll, Sir Hugo Swire would lose his seat if there is a general election this year… here’s the story ... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/tories-would-lose-devon-seat-2533487?fbclid=IwAR0zVmjs9BZYTeOXKHEGo_1QbqFezveT-YPpUFsiiJSf81bFWCYbARQMhOo Thursday, 07 February 2019 Ottery Town Council to meet with League of Friends Chair Ottery [...]

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Otterton’s 20mph limit proposal rejected but there’s fresh hope around the corner

By |2019-06-26T18:06:12+00:00February 5th, 2019|News, Recent|

Letter below that I delivered (with grateful help to three others!) around Otterton this morning… Dear Otterton resident Following my last letter to you in August relating to the proposal for a 20mph limit to replace the existing 30mph limit, [...]

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