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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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Four Elms Hill speed reduction work delayed again

By |2019-06-26T19:13:24+00:00April 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

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 [...]

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Unpaid carers spotlight review will be held in the summer

By |2019-06-26T19:10:57+00:00April 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

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 [...]

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East Devon care at home service is ‘fully recruited’

By |2019-06-26T19:09:29+00:00April 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

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 [...]

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Hugo Swire says I need to be more honest and stop playing political games… !

By |2019-06-26T19:08:27+00:00April 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

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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Exmouth Community College forced to ask parents to help contribute funds

By |2019-06-26T18:58:24+00:00March 22nd, 2019|News, Recent|

This is an absolute shocker. Exmouth Community College is so starved of funds it is asking parents to contribute. The story was covered by BBC Spotlight last night, prompted by concerned parent, Louise MacAllister. The Department of Education has issued [...]

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Petition to urge the government to revoke Article 50

By |2019-06-26T18:50:28+00:00March 22nd, 2019|News, Recent|

Concerned about the impact of Brexit I have campaigned for a 2nd referendum now for over a year. But Mrs May would rather waste parliamentary time and use it instead to blackmail and bribe her colleagues with a no deal [...]

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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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