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Historic East Devon Building Sold PDF Print E-mail
Written by Al Findlay   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 16:04

An 18th century commercial property in the heart of Ottery St Mary has been sold. Coles Furnishers’ origins date back to 1780 when James Shepperd re-built the premises after fire destroyed it.

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Ottery Food and Families Festival Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Al Findlay   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 16:02

There's now less than 50 days until the festival on Satuday 6th June! Some updates for you:

Official 2015 poster selected

Many congratulations indeed to Emily Wilcock (Class 8F, King’s School) who is the Festival’s 2015 poster winner! You can see her beautiful artwork on the home page of our site, and it is now in the process of being made into posters and fliers. The theme this year was “Klimt”, and some wonderful pieces were submitted by nearly 50 King’s students.

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Busy Month For Ottery Twinning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Spittlehouse   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:57

As well as planning for our twinning trip to Pont l’ Eveque, our twin town in France, in May Ottery Twinners spent the last week in March entertaining group of students from Ilsfeld, our German twin town.

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SOOH worried by latest closures at Ottery Hospital - An appeal for more support PDF Print E-mail
Written by Al Findlay   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:55

Confronted by the prospect that the inpatient beds and minor injuries unit at Ottery St. Mary Hospital faced closure, 1,900 local residents signed a petition against the proposals. This led to the formation of SOOH, the Save our Ottery Hospital group.

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Council Matters May 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judith Reynolds   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:55

At its April meeting it was agreed to respond to the County Council’s Public Transport Review, urging it in particular to retain the 381 (Town) Bus service. It also discussed and agreed on ongoing action regarding the threat to Ottery Hospital. The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group reported and it was resolved to engage a Consultant to progress with the Plan. If you are interested in working with the Group, please contact the Council Office. There has long been a call for a foot/cycleway from Butts Road to Gosford Road to enable safer passage for pedestrians and cyclists. Otter Nurseries has confirmed that it will be happy to pay £35,000 towards this and the Town Council will now work with the County Council to achieve this.

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Ottery St Mary Great War Project – Can You Help ? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Woolley   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:53

”A Boy Named Sue”

Many years ago the media headlined the story about a man who named his new-born son after all of the players in his favourite football team, giving him eleven Christian names. There was much speculation at the time about why a father would do such a thing and much sympathy for the poor child saddled with such a burden. Did the father think that association with the successful team would in some way endow his son with their success and bring him good fortune. Or was the father thinking more of himself and of all the attention and notoriety that his action would bring, his “five minutes of fame”. The Cult of the Celebrity is nothing new, it has been with us since the time we first started using personal names.

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