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  • Council Matters April 2015

    At its March meeting it was reported that the Council are in ongoing negotiations with Devon County Council regarding the former Social Services building at St Saviour’s. Such matters always take longer than any of us would like. Much internal improvem...
  • Ottery Town Bus Saved – For Now

    In the last Ottery Gazette I wrote about the threat to the well used and much loved 381 Ottery Town bus service. The service had been started by Roger Giles, my predecessor as Ottery`s Devon County Councillor, about 15 years ago. ...
  • Ottery St Mary Great War Project

    The End of The Beginning By the beginning of April 1915, Britain’s professional army, the “Old Contemptibles” who went to war in August 1914, was all but destroyed. They had first met the enemy at Mons, suffered the gruelling retreat to the Marne, ...
  • Save Our Ottery Hospital Pressure Group “Cautiously Optimistic“ 1,900 Ottery Signatures Support Sooh

    The chairman of the Save Our Ottery Hospital group, (SOOH), James Goddard, presented the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, meeting at the Knowle in Sidmouth on 23rd February, with a petition. It had been signed by 1,900 loc...
  • Help Shape The Future Of Our Parish

    Ottery St Mary Town Council has been given the go-ahead to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish, that’s from Fenny Bridges to Tipton St John and West Hill to Wiggaton and East Hill. ...
  • West Hill Village Hall Fund Raising Appeal

    On 30th March 2015, West Hill Village Hall is launching an appeal to raise £8,000 towards an exciting programme of redecoration and general improvements to the Hall over the next two years. ...
  • Independent Candidate Claire Wright Lambasts Ottery Quarry Plans

    Claire Wright, who is contesting the Parliamentary seat of Devon East as an Independent, has condemned the “consultation” exercise carried out by Aggregate Industries, that could lead to the development of a quarry on the outskirts of Ottery St. Mary....
  • Ottery's Save Our Beavers' campaign update

    More Great News - All the beavers tested are clear of the parasite echinococcus multilocularis which seemed to be the governments main concern. So when will they be returned to their home in the river otter? ...
  • Otter Rotters’ Eleventh Hour Reprieve in 5 year Struggle Against Inapt Red Tape

    Monday 2nd March witnessed the arrival of community green waste onto the newly opened Old Woods Farm site to the immense relief of the Otter Rotter team. Having worked tirelessly to protect the Garden Waste Scheme from the closure threat caused by the con...
  • Ottery WW1 History Project - Calling All Members Of The Piney Family - Your Help Is Required

    A Chance For All Local Family Historians To Play Their Part ...
  • Much Loved Ottery Town Bus Under Threat

    On Thursday 19th February Devon County Council agreed (alongside other severe and damaging budget cuts forced on it by the Government) to cut its support of local bus services by £1.7 million. ...
  • The Fight for Ottery St Mary Hospital

    The New Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) quite obviously doesn’t care about the people of Ottery St Mary, the surrounding villages or indeed those from the wider neighbouring areas ...
  • Ottery Scouts – Fundraising for the Community

    As the dust settles on two weekends of busy trade at the Ottery St Mary Scouts Jumble sale, Group Scout Leader John Green and the whole team have time to catch their breath and reflect on what has been another hugely successful event. ...
  • Nat West at The Post Office

    With the forthcoming closure of Nat West in the town we have had an increasing number of enquiries regarding what transactions can be undertaken at the Post Office. ...
  • King’s School Students Caribbean Night a great success

    An enormous thank you to all of those who attended the Afro-Caribbean evening held at the King’s school on Friday 30th of January. We thoroughly hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did on a night we deemed to be a great success. It was a night ful...
  • New £1.2m Day Hospice opens in Honiton

    A warm welcome greeted patients arriving at the new £1.2m Hospiscare Kings House Day Hospice which opened in Honiton on February 17. ...
  • Council Matters February 2015

    At its February Meetings many issues of concern to the whole community were discussed and action decided on. The business plan applying to the County Council for asset transfer of its property at St Saviour’s to the Town Council, submitted in December, ...
  • Council Matters January 2015

    With this, my first “Council Matters” of 2015, may I, on behalf of the Council, wish you all a happy and healthy new year. At the first of December’s Full Council meetings approval was given to the recommendations of the Finance and General Purpose...
  • Ottery St Mary Great War Project – Can You Help ?

    Christmas 1914 The end of the year marked the beginning of a new phase of the Great War. The euphoric outpourings of August had been replaced by a much more realistic view of things. The War had not been “all over by Christmas”, and the loss of a num...
  • Sooh Wants Representation On New Ccg Committee

    The Save Our Ottery Hospital Group SOOH, is anxious to secure representation on the newly-created Wakley Stakeholder Reference Group. This has been created to provide feedback to the Clinical Commissioning Group which, inter alia, has proposed the closure...