• If you live in Ottery St Mary you need to be at THE Hustings tomorrow (Friday) night!

    This is a hustings for all candidates standing in the town ward of Ottery Town Council. It’s the first time an election has been held in more years than anyone can remember. As far as I am aware all the candidates will be present except one.

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    Here it is ... https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/claire-wright-column-1-6010293?fbclid=IwAR33v0k6pZc2MiIj6xnBZN1UFUeLcyxZ2twLNsfpH_zlBslawVH_iJDtCZ4

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    Officers confirmed at the last Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC) on 12 March, that they have now commissioned a survey by contractor, Jacobs, to assess Four Elms Hill for a traffic survey. It had been thought possible to carry out this work as part of highways maintenance but the maintenance work has been delayed unfortunately. I first brought the issue to HATOC in November 2017 [...]

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    My spotlight review into how unpaid carers are managing will be held in the summer. I successfully proposed the review (it took a few meetings for it to be agreed!) last September after doing some research which found that many may be struggling financially as well as with a lack of respite care. I am pleased to say that I have now been contacted by quite a few unpaid carers looking after [...]

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    The East Devon Care at Home Service otherwise known as ‘rapid response’ is at present, “fully recruited”, Devon County Council senior officers confirmed at the most recent Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting. Councillors at the meeting, which was held on Thursday 21 March, heard from senior officers that their long-standing efforts to recruit to a team that was around 17 [...]

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    I get a right of reply in next week’s East Devon press. I will enjoy putting that together! Here’s Sir Hugo’s column… https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/east-devon-mp-sir-hugo-swire-column-1-5997739?fbclid=IwAR0ll7QGKAsHOOz-u4JOCB9QM2amyfX88ICnz4kmKYK8qdO35aJZNdItfhU

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    There has been a delay now for sometime in Devon on the implementation of fibre to the home broadband. This means individual connections from the fibre cables in the road to each house. A huge operation that was started by BT and in the past two years or so, operated by Gigaclear under the management of Connecting Devon and Somerset (Devon and Somerset County Councils). Unfortunately, the [...]

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