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  • Council Matters May 2013

    The April meeting began with a presentation from the Council by the Mayor to the retiring Police Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Phil Thomas.  Phil has served the Ottery St Mary community for around 15 years.  The Council thanked Phil for all he h...
  • Jazz on a Summer’s Day at Cadhay

    With a firm hope of warmer weather and evenings in the garden our thoughts turn to Picnics, Music and the “Green Leaves Of Summer.” With this in mind here’s a date for your diary: Thursday May 30th at Cadhay House near Ottery St. Mary, for our annua...
  • Maintaining an Edge - Devon's unique whetstone industry

    In January this year Devon lost one of its foremost local historians - Robin Stanes, who died at home in Exeter, aged 90. His long and varied career included wartime service on the notorious Arctic convoys and a 15 year stint as a farmer in south Devon, a...
  • Scout Centre Building Update

    2013 has been another great year thus far with fund raising and grant applications in support of the ambitious plans to improve and upgrade our current head quarters. Despite the continued economic gloom the support and enthusiasm shown by the local comm...
  • Ottery Scouts go Banger Racing

    Each year the Ottery Scout Troop runs an attendance reward scheme to encourage scouts to participate in the full range of activities on offer including fund raising activities, church parades and other times that the scouts are needed. During the year the...
  • Ottery Tennis Club recruiting Junior players

    Ottery St Mary Tennis Club continues to offer extremely popular and encouraging coaching sessions for the coming season. We are pleased to announce that Gayle Vaughan, Senior Performance Coach, will be joining Ray Puttick for a comprehensive series of les...
  • Ottery St. Mary Food & Families Festival – it is going to be a great weekend

    It seems only yesterday when a few of us launched the idea of a Food & Drink type event in Ottery St. Mary, and here we are, some 9 months later, looking at a festival that is going to be truly fantastic. ...
  • OTTERY PLANNING MAKES NATIONAL HEADLINES

    There have been recent worries in Ottery about planning. There is a real fear that Ottery and surrounding communities would receive substantially more housing than local people wanted or local services could provide for. ...
  • Council Matters April 2013

    The March meeting received its usual Police Report from PC Phil Thomas who, along with other reports urged residents to review the security of their garages and outhouses following a spate of thefts.  Concerns from local residents about speeding in a...
  • Church abseil - Once in a lifetime opportunity

    Ottery Scout group are delighted to announce that they have been granted permission to hold a fund raising abseil from the top of St Mary’s Parish Church. ...
  • OTTERY PLANNING DILEMMA

    Ottery Gazette readers will know that Ottery was set to receive 300 houses up to 2026 in the East Devon Local Plan. Gazette readers will also know that development in Ottery was planned for the west of Ottery – most people travelling out of Ottery go to...
  • Design a logo for the Ottery Help Scheme and win £100!

    This design competition is open to all and free to enter. if you are under 16 years old you should obtain your parents permission before entering.Ottery Help Scheme is a local Charity (Reg. charity. no: 1092189) which supports the people of Ottery St Mary...
  • Ottery Town Council Matters March 2013

    The February meeting received its monthly Police Report and the Council was pleased to meet Sergeant Paul Roberts who is now responsible for the Neighbourhood Beat Team based in the Ottery Police Station. ...
  • Ottery Scout Group start a new recycling scheme

    Ottery St Mary Scout Group is delighted to announce they have set up a scheme to collect and recycle mobile phones, aluminium drink cans and printer cartridges. ...
  • Ottery Twinners plans in place for 2013

    Following Ottery Twinning Annual General meeting in mid  February the committee is now tasked with filling in the detail for the exchanges in 2013.At school’s half term towards the end of May some 30 twinners and friends will be boarding a coach&nb...
  • Brilliant first session for Ukulele and Music Club

    The first meeting of the East Devon Ukulele and Music Club held at the London Inn, Ottery St Mary, on Sunday 3rd February proved to be a great success. After a short article in the Gazette and a modest leaflet drop, the event attracted 10 ukulele players,...
  • Ottery Food and Families Festival

    It wasn’t that long ago that if you mentioned ‘Ottery St Mary’ and ‘Eating out’ in one sentence, with the exception of our two Indian restaurants, people would shake their heads. Pubs and restaurants came and went, and any attempt to bring a hal...
  • Ottery Choral Society Easter Concert

    The Society’s Easter Concert will be held as usual in Ottery Parish Church on Saturday March 23rd at 7.30pm. This is the perfect setting for the soaring choruses of Handel’s oratorio “Israel Egypt.” Most of you will know “Messiah”, but perhaps...
  • Advice from the Environment Agency

    The exceptionally wet weather over the last twelve months has resulted in floods affecting communities across the South West.  The suffering and disruption this has caused reminds us about the impacts of flooding.  Although recent flood defence ...
  • Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Message

    It has been a very challenging year on the UK high street, with more than one in ten shops now vacant - we are happy to report Ottery St Mary is bucking this trend, with only four vacant properties in the entire town, and having a good diverse mix of inde...