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

Entries for February 2014

DateBlog Entry
Friday, 28 February 2014Another delay looks likely on decision over quarry at Straitgate Farm
Friday, 28 February 2014Action group chair warns against closing youth centres
Thursday, 27 February 2014But what IS lobbying? Confusion breaks out over motion to encourage greater openness
Thursday, 27 February 2014BBC Radio Devon interview on last night’s remarkable meeting
Thursday, 27 February 2014Is asking a written question at a council meeting “grandstanding?”
Thursday, 27 February 2014EDDC press release on decision to spend £1m on buying land at Skypark
Thursday, 27 February 2014Council nods through decision to spend £1m on Skypark land
Wednesday, 26 February 2014Motion lost but we went down fighting
Tuesday, 25 February 2014Ottery and Feniton areas to get high speed broadband by the end of July
Tuesday, 25 February 2014Devon County Council committee rejects trail biking proposal
Tuesday, 25 February 2014Boles plans in question, for building willy nilly on Dartmoor
Monday, 24 February 2014Why Devon County Council tories voted against against allowing young people to speak last week
Monday, 24 February 2014Young campaigners hit back after being denied a voice at Devon County Council meeting
Monday, 24 February 2014Planning inspector dismisses appeal to build industrial pig unit in beauty spot
Friday, 21 February 2014Trail bikers proposals for East Hill set for refusal
Friday, 21 February 2014Motion for tree planting project on Devon County Council land unanimously backed
Thursday, 20 February 2014Young campaigners denied a voice at Devon County Council budget meeting
Thursday, 20 February 2014Motion on badger cull at defeated
Tuesday, 18 February 2014Two major protests outside County Hall this Thursday
Tuesday, 18 February 2014Local young people devastated at proposed loss of Ottery youth centre
Monday, 17 February 2014It’s an action packed agenda for EDDC full council next Wednesday
Monday, 17 February 2014BBC Sunday Politics Show: Flooding and central government swingeing cuts
Saturday, 15 February 2014Zac Goldsmith lashes out at the PM over MP recall u-turn
Saturday, 15 February 2014BBC Sunday Politics covers building on floodplains, and features Ottery
Saturday, 15 February 2014BBC Radio Devon interviews on EDDC office relocation
Friday, 14 February 2014Bid to retain environmental policies in the local plan - against developers’ best efforts
Friday, 14 February 2014Just four SW MPs rebel over government plans to massively slash council budgets
Thursday, 13 February 2014Consensus on “excessive” levels of industrial land - almost
Wednesday, 12 February 2014The Lion’s Den
Monday, 10 February 2014What the Environment Agency says about the way MPs have behaved over the Somerset Levels flooding
Monday, 10 February 2014EDDC’s local plan:  The final frontier
Monday, 10 February 2014Skypark land for new EDDC offices to cost almost £1m ... and independent survey not supported
Monday, 10 February 2014Somerset Levels flooding disaster - the view of the experts
Saturday, 08 February 2014EDDC’s office relocation ambition - secrecy and financial risk - at a time of economic austerity
Saturday, 08 February 2014Ottery’s library:  A community hub in its own right
Friday, 07 February 2014Motion to defer EDDC office move decision until scrutiny recommendation considered
Thursday, 06 February 2014Proposal for trail bikes to use bridleway over East Hill
Thursday, 06 February 2014Whatever happened to the proposal for a surveyor to independently assess Knowle buildings?
Thursday, 06 February 2014EDDC cabinet votes to build new office at Skypark
Wednesday, 05 February 2014Local health services struggle to cope with development
Wednesday, 05 February 2014Researchers find pesticides impair bees’ ability to gather food
Wednesday, 05 February 2014Feniton inquiry: Charlie Hopkins closing statements
Wednesday, 05 February 2014Feniton roads submerge yet again and more to come ...
Tuesday, 04 February 2014Plans for cycle trail between Sidford and Sidbury to be unveiled
Tuesday, 04 February 2014More major service cuts afoot at Devon County Council
Tuesday, 04 February 2014Ottery Town Council insists on privately meeting developers
Tuesday, 04 February 2014Devon young people release press statement on youth cuts
Sunday, 02 February 2014Correspondence with Hugo Swire on lobbying bill ....
Sunday, 02 February 2014Devon and Cornwall Police has to dip into reserves to survive
Saturday, 01 February 2014Major campaign launches to save Devon youth centres
Saturday, 01 February 2014Budget cuts mean routine road maintenance is suspended