• I have just delivered this letter to around 25 of my neighbours... Dear Neighbour A few days after I discovered my garden had weedkiller sprayed on it last week I found a little hedgehog curled up in the full sun of my flowerbed. It was breathing rapidly and clearly unwell. I have seen hedgehogs in my tiny garden each summer but never before have I encountered an unwell one. I called a wildlife centre based in Woodbury and someone who was nearby kindly came and collected the poorly creature. I am delighted to learn that a week later she is doing well and that she is a feisty[...]

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    I have just delivered this letter to 25 of my neighbours...   12 June 2020 Dear Neighbour I have been incredibly upset that the vast majority of my valerian plants appear to have been sprayed with weedkiller, probably some time last week, and are in various stages of death. The wild sweet peas below the valerian are dying, and so are the branches of the bushes behind the flowering plants. I have consulted four plant specialists and all confirm that poisoning is the most likely outcome. This is criminal damage and I have reported the matter to the police. [...]

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    My annual report - A summary of some of my work between April 2019 and March 2020 East Devon care at home service is ‘fully recruited’ The East Devon Care at Home Service otherwise known as ‘rapid response’ was described as “fully recruited”, Devon County Council senior officers confirmed at the 21 March 2019 Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting. Councillors at the meeting, heard from senior officers that their long-standing efforts to recruit to a team that was around 17 per cent under staffed (sorry I don’t have the numbers) had been successful with the [...]

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