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Survey launched for people who have experienced the new care at home system

Thursday, 14 December 2017 0 Comments by Claire

If you have experienced the new care at home system recently please do complete this survey, run by Save Our Hospital Services Devon, who are trying to find out how the service is working on the ground. 

I am really pleased that the group is carrying out the survey and I hope it will be presented to councillors on the Devon County Council health and wellbeing scrutiny committee in due course.

Here’s the link. All responses will be anonymised and treated confidentially.

https://surveys.sohs.org.uk/Survey/Start/CareCloserToHome2017?districtID=Devon

Pic: The Red Line protest at Ottery St Mary Hospital I organised earlier this year, to demonstrate how determined local people are to retain their hospital buildings even if the beds are lost.

Public meeting in Otterton to discuss village traffic and Ladram Bay planning issues

Monday, 11 December 2017 0 Comments by Claire

Following feedback that many residents would like another opportunity to discuss Ladram Bay’s planning issues, and the high level of traffic in the village, EDDC councillor, Geoff Jung and I have organised a public meeting for next month.

A meeting held last month at Ladram Bay, ended in controversy and anger. See the account here - http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/director_of_ladram_bay_attempts_to_silence_me_at_public_meeting 

The letter below is currently winging its way around Otterton.

Many thanks to the residents who are kindly delivering it!

Highways officers to investigate road safety improvements at Colaton Raleigh

Friday, 01 December 2017 2 Comments by Claire

Devon County Council highways officers are to investigate road safety improvements on the main road through Colaton Raleigh, following yesterday’s highways and traffic orders committee.

Four Elms Hill: Highways officers will now look at range of options to reduce accidents

Friday, 01 December 2017 2 Comments by Claire

Devon County Council highways officers will now look at a range of safety measures to reduce accidents at a notorious accident blackspot, it was decided at yesterday’s East Devon highways and traffic orders committee meeting.

MOTION urging Devon County Council to call for animal sentience commitment

Monday, 27 November 2017 2 Comments by Claire

I have submitted a motion urging Devon County Council to call for the government to make a commitment over animal sentience.

Last week saw a media frenzy, with reports circulating that MPs voted that animals are not sentient beings. This was incorrect but the ensuing outrage from ministers only obfuscated the truth of the matter, which was pretty much as bad as the first set of headlines.

NHS Property Services will be invited to next Devon County Council health scrutiny meeting ...

Friday, 24 November 2017 2 Comments by Claire

.... But my proposal takes more than half an hour to be agreed!

Devon County Council Solicitor reminds health scrutiny committee of its responsibilities

Thursday, 23 November 2017 0 Comments by Claire

Devon County Council’s solicitor, Jan Shadbolt, reminded the Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee of its legal responsibilities at Tuesday’s (21 November) meeting.

I had asked for this agenda item following a disastrous meeting in July where a referral to the Secretary of State for Health on the closure of 72 community hospital beds in Eastern Devon was thwarted by the Conservative members of the committee, resulting in over 20 complaints from members of the public.

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