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Sidmouth falconer in court

15 Jun

Claire Wright to stand as MP for East Devon constituency against Hugo Swire

29 May

Claire Wright has announced that she will be standing as an Independent candidate in the next General Election in May 2015.  More later.

Some cracking information on the East Devon Alliance website! Knowle, Skypark, “transformation” …..

25 May

Lots and lots of interesting stuff on the East Devon Alliance website,  lifted directly from the agenda for the Cabinet meeting on 4 June 2014!  Hold ups at Knowle, EDBF, “transformation” – definitely stuff people need to know!

West Country benefits from “staycations”

22 May

But you need a dynamic and vibrant tourism sector to take advantage of it. Let us not forget that jobs are not all in sheds, the countryside is an economic asset and people will always need somewhere to stay


Farmer and former National Farmers Union official in Devon arrested

19 May

Bet that got you choking on your cornflakes.

EDDC tree walks – but not in Sidmouth! See the trees whilst you can – they may not be there much longer!

12 May
Countryside team start their annual tree walks
Walk to the trees…
East Devon District Council’s Countryside team will be starting their ever-popular annual series of Tree Walks on Monday 2 June at 6.30pm at Phear Park in Exmouth. The topic for this walk will be the management of trees in council-owned recreational areas.

On Monday 16 June the tree officers will lead a walk around Plymtree, focusing on the village trees and hedgerows.

The final walk will be on Monday 30 June at 6.30pm at East Budleigh, looking at local trees of interest and discussing the part they play in the community.

This is a great opportunity to find out all about the trees on your doorstep from our knowledgeable and informative tree officers. The walks are free, but booking is essential as places are limited – please call 01395 517557 or email


Prime Minister’s brother blames Coalition for shortage of lawyers

28 Apr

Sidmouth Councillor says “We are not rebels”

28 Apr

Planning Minister asked to apologise to Conservative MP for “costing him his seat at next election”

28 Apr

“If anyone can come up with an idea of how to force a private business to put money into building houses on a site they are unsure they will make any profit from, I am very open for suggestions,” added Mr Boles.

Make it a condition of purchase of development land that it must have 50% of its buildings done by year 3 … or be sold on the open market …. ?

Tax penalties for land banking … ?





How they do it in Dorset – sea defences

28 Apr