Claire Wright

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Ottery Road Closure update

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 0 Comments by Claire

Three Devon County Council highways officers and four members of Ottery St Mary Town Council met with me this morning to discuss the problems relating to the road closure into Silver Street and Brook Street.

It is still unclear how long the road will need to be closed for.

Don’t forget to vote for Geoff Pratt in the EDDC by-election this Thursday!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 0 Comments by Claire

EDDC Cllr Roger Giles and I have thrown our weight behind Independent candidate, Geoff Pratt in this Thursday’s EDDC by-election, in Ottery St Mary Rural Ward.

Geoff has been a member of Ottery St Mary Town Council for several years and has been involved with a number of great projects, including the development of the Youth Club at the Station in Ottery St Mary and also the Neighbourhood Plan.

Picking up the pieces after Friday’s dreadful fire at Ottery’s Pine Shop

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 1 Comment by Claire

Traffic and arrangements for catching buses has been chaotic since the fire on Friday in the Pine Shop that has tragically destroyed much of the historic building and rendered it and Roberts DIY next door, unstable.

Both shops remain closed and the access from the Square into Silver Street, which is one of the main routes in and out of Ottery St Mary, remains closed indefinitely.

Foster carers move a step closer to right outcome, following scrutiny committee meeting

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 0 Comments by Claire

I joined around 30 Devon foster carers yesterday, protesting on the steps of County Hall about huge cuts to their income

The protest was timed just before the Children’s Scrutiny Committee meeting, which was covered by local journalists including from BBC Spotlight, the East Devon press and the Express & Echo.


Thursday, 13 September 2018 0 Comments by Claire

Ok now that I have got your attention (haha) I will explain….

Firstly, many apologies for this frivolous and possibly inappropriate post. .....

Over 100 Devon foster carers set to lose money under new plans by Devon County Council

Thursday, 13 September 2018 4 Comments by Claire

Around 108 foster carers across the county are set to lose a significant chunk of their income under plans by Devon County Council, to shift money to new foster carers, away from the most experienced carers who look after the most challenging and traumatised children.

Devon County Council cabinet rejects my motion to back retention of community hospital buildings

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 2 Comments by Claire

Devon County Council’s all Conservative cabinet has rejected my motion to strongly support the retention of all community hospital buildings and strongly resist any plans to sell them off.

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