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King’s students diversity motion backed by Devon County Council Cabinet … more or less!

By |2020-09-09T12:46:54+00:00September 9th, 2020|News|

Devon County Council's Cabinet has mostly backed the anti-racism motion I have prepared with a group of students from Ottery's The King's School this morning. Many thanks to group leaders - Rob Hannaford (Labour), Frank Biederman (Ind) and Alistair Dewhirst [...]

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Save Our Hospital Services Report on the State of Devon’s NHS

By |2020-08-28T16:14:06+00:00August 28th, 2020|News|

If you're interested in how Devon's NHS is faring, both relating to handling Covid19 and its precarious finances, you need to read this report... Huge thanks to Save Our Hospital Services for taking the time and trouble to put together [...]

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Four Ottery St Mary King’s School students launch campaign debate on diversity in Devon

By |2020-08-17T14:58:01+00:00August 17th, 2020|News|

Four A Level politics King’s School students are today officially launching a six-week campaign, with the aim of debating the benefits of diversity in Devon and a greater understanding of what constitutes racist behaviour or prejudice. Diversity in Devon (see Youtube [...]

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Tipton St John school planning application – objection

By |2020-08-13T19:43:41+00:00August 13th, 2020|News|

20/1504/MOUT - Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for up to 150 new dwellings, a 210 Space primary school, construction of a new roundabout on Exeter Road, a new junction onto Cadhay Lane, and associated infrastructure | Land Opposite [...]

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Local Tories channel Trump in attempt to bamboozle over cuts to Devon’s NHS

By |2020-07-22T15:25:11+00:00July 22nd, 2020|News|

  Local Tories channel Trump in attempt to bamboozle over cuts to Devon's NHS A rather Trumpist email (sent to me by a concerned resident) appears to be a stock response being circulated to people contacting their conservative councillors about [...]

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Weedkiller probably caused hedgehog illness indirectly

By |2020-06-23T21:08:11+00:00June 23rd, 2020|News|

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 [...]

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Plant specialists confirm my valerian was poisoned

By |2020-06-12T13:40:54+00:00June 12th, 2020|News|

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 [...]

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Devon County Council Cabinet endorses recommendations for unpaid carers

By |2020-05-22T12:25:37+00:00May 22nd, 2020|News|

Devon County Council's Cabinet last week endorsed the scrutiny task group recommendations to improve the lives of unpaid carers. I proposed and led the review between last summer and February this year. It was one of the most important pieces [...]

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Latest Devon NHS covid scrutiny briefing update ….

By |2020-05-13T12:11:12+00:00May 13th, 2020|News|

Below is the latest (received today) briefing from Devon's NHS to Devon County Council's Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee. My fellow Independent colleague, Cllr Martin Shaw and I have been asking for an urgent online scrutiny meeting before the [...]

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The Nightingale’s Nest

By |2020-05-08T18:23:17+00:00May 8th, 2020|News|

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. A very different kind of day is being celebrated from the one that was planned... This post may seem unconnected... but please be patient....! …. I discovered John Clare's poetry a few [...]

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Devon recycling centres will operate phased reopening from next week

By |2020-05-05T15:04:31+00:00May 5th, 2020|News|

Devon County Council is reopening its recycling centres for essential use only from Monday 11 May. The government has defined ‘essential use’ as waste that ‘cannot be stored without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident [...]

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