Monday, May 29, 2017

Ottery St Mary

Andrew Moulding is new EDDC chairman

A SENIOR councillor, with decades of experience in local government, has been elected as the new chairman of East Devon District Council (EDDC). Cllr Andrew Moulding...

Expanded recycling service rolls out

MORE than 50,000 households in East Devon are just a few weeks away from being able to recycle more items than ever before when a...

Mayor’s Column – Ottery St Mary

East Devon's longest serving mayor Glyn Dobson's first column with Pulman's View from Newspapers: HAVING first been elected as Mayor for Ottery St Mary in...

Official launch of the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival

THE 2017 Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival has been officially launched with an event at Tickety-Boo in the town centre. Festival organisers, sponsors...

No charges to be brought against MP and PCC

DEVON and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh have both been cleared by the Crown Prosecution Service, following...

Households ‘bombarded’ with council info packs

EAST Devon District Council has apologized for any inconvenience caused after almost 3,000 households were ‘bombarded’ with recycling information. The council is about to introduce major...

Initiative to boost food waste recycling in East Devon

MORE than 2,000 pledges to recycle food waste have been made by Devon residents. Last month Devon residents were given the chance to win a composting...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

Death Cafés bid to banish taboo

ACTION East Devon wants to stop the taboo of talking about death by organising Death Café Conversations across the area, plus sessions to help people...

‘Stellar’ photos in Ottery St Mary library competition

THE winner of the first ever FoneSnap Competition run by the Friends of Ottery Library has been announced. Robert Rowe won the competition narrowly beating...

Ottery’s Claire Wright to run for Parliament

CLAIRE Wright has launched her latest bid to become East Devon’s first independent MP, telling supporters she is the only candidate who can win...

County Council election results in Honiton and Ottery St Mary

RESIDENTS in Honiton and Ottery St Mary went to the polls last week to elect their county councillors for the next four years. Conservative Phil...
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Recorded crime up in Devon and Cornwall

THERE has been a 10.6 per cent rise in recorded crime in Devon and Cornwall, according to recently published statistics. Released on April 27th, the statistics...

Local MPs demand fairer funding for Devon schools

A GROUP of Devon MPs – including Sir Hugo Swire and Neil Parish – have written to the Prime Minister, asking her to “unequivocally” recommit...

Honiton man with links to Axminster and Ottery St Mary sought by police

POLICE are seeking to trace 25-year-old Honiton man Josh Richards. A police spokesperson said: “Officers believe he may be able to provide some information that could help...

Council information on recycling changes

KEY information about improvements to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) household recycling and waste collection service is in the post. Cardboard, plastics, cartons and small electrical...

Easter fun at Angela Court near Ottery St Mary

RESIDENTS at Angela Court recently had great fun taking part in their Easter celebrations. The home was even busier than usual with friends and families...

Case file against PCC to be handed over to Crown Prosecution Service

THE case file into Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez’s spending at the 2015 General Election – when she was responsible for...

Feedback wanted on East Devon Villages Plan

EAST Devon District Council (EDDC) is seeking feedback on its preferred version of the East Devon Villages Plan. Following a previous public consultation, the council has...

Devon Tories go against own policy on schools’ funding

DEVON Conservatives have launched a petition against their own Government, calling on them to properly fund the county’s schools. East Devon MP Hugo Swire has...

Extra money for South West roads

DEVON and Somerset county councils will be able to bid for a share of £490million of government funding to improve their roads. The funding, which will...

Ottery St Mary man prepares for first skydive at the age of 75

A 75-YEAR-OLD cancer sufferer from Ottery St Mary is planning his first skydive this year and he’s looking for 29 others to join him. John...

Ottery Food festival poster competition winner

THE winner of the Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival poster competition has been announced. Following stiff competition amongst Year 8s at The King’s...

Hope Otter Rotters scheme will return to East Devon

THE Otter Rotters recycling collection scheme continues to be on hold after a meeting with MPs failed to produce an immediate solution – but there...

Too few candidates for West Hill election

WEST Hill has failed to produce enough candidates to hold an election for its newly formed council, with only five people coming forward to...

Redrow pull out of Bovis takeover

REDROW has withdrawn its takeover offer for fellow housebuilder Bovis. The Flintshire-based company, whose share and cash offer was rejected by Bovis earlier last month, said...

Devon County Council candidates announced

THE names of the candidates standing for Devon County Council in the East Devon area have been announced. The public will go to the polls on...

FoneSnap 2017 winners announced at Ottery St Mary library

THE winners of the first stage of FoneSnap 2017 have been named at a special event held at the new Ottery library. Five prizes were...

‘Red lines’ protest hospital cuts across East Devon

HUNDREDS of angry East Devon residents were out in force on Saturday, as they held demonstrations across the area against cuts to hospital beds...

Honiton and Ottery residents urged to give feedback on another plan

RESIDENTS in Honiton and Ottery are being encouraged to have their say on the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP), as the consultation is set...
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