Monthly Archives: May 2019

Tomorrow please vote. But please think very carefully if you’re tempted to vote for the Brexit Party

By |2019-06-26T19:44:32+00:00May 22nd, 2019|News, Recent|

As an Independent councillor and parliamentary candidate it is not my place to advise you how to vote tomorrow. I know how I am going to vote and as usual I will keep that information to myself. My main message [...]

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Roger Giles elected as Ottery Mayor after 28 years service

By |2019-06-26T19:42:58+00:00May 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

Long-standing stalwart councillor, Roger Giles, has finally been elected as Mayor of Ottery St Mary, after 28 years service on the town council. It was the first meeting of the new council on Monday evening and Cllr Geoff Pratt proposed [...]

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Devon County Council launches wildflower verge policy and calls for champions

By |2019-06-26T20:06:09+00:00May 10th, 2019|News, Recent|

Devon County Council’s environment team has launched its long-awaited wildflower verge policy, following my work with three pilot verges in my ward of Otter Valley. I started the pilot in late 2013 working with highways officers and Devon Wildlife Trust, [...]

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10 POINT GREEN ACTION PLAN MOTION FOR DEVON

By |2019-06-26T20:09:36+00:00May 10th, 2019|News, Recent|

I have just submitted the following motion for the next Devon County Council full meeting, which takes place on Thursday 23 May. At this stage it’s not clear whether the motion will be heard on the day itself or be [...]

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Ottery St Mary Town Council gets a new set of councillors

By |2019-06-26T19:32:34+00:00May 5th, 2019|News, Recent|

Ottery St Mary Town Council has a a number of brand new councillors, in a move which saw several long-standing councillors lose their seats in the first Ottery Town Council election that anyone can remember…. The new council is as [...]

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Tories lose control of East Devon District Council in historic and spectacular Independent showing

By |2019-06-26T19:24:54+00:00May 4th, 2019|News, Recent|

The Conservatives lost control of East Devon District Council yesterday, in an unprecedented rout, which saw them lose a whopping 22 seats, reducing their numbers to just 18. The Independents stormed to success with gains of 18 seats. During the [...]

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Conservatives poised to lose control of East Devon District Council tomorrow for the first time

By |2019-06-26T19:22:02+00:00May 1st, 2019|News, Recent|

History could be made in East Devon tomorrow, as the Conservatives could lose control of the district council for the first time ever. East Devon District Council was formed under the Local Government Act of 1974 and has been Conservative [...]

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