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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge resources passed on to the King’s School

    A key element in Ottery’s Coleridge Memorial Project has been the development of educational and other information to broaden appreciation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s life and work. The leaflets prepared for visitors have been widely distributed over...
  • Committee set up to work on Otter Valley Cycleway

    Several volunteers have put their name forward to join a group dedicated to working on creating a cycleway, initially between Feniton and Ottery St Mary, along the old railway line. ...
  • Honouring Ottery’s Famous Son

    The Annual Lunch of the Ottery Heritage Society was held at the Tumbling Weir Hotel, Ottery St Mary on Saturday October 20.  Members and guests, gather each year to celebrate the birth, here in Ottery, of world famous poet and philosopher Samuel Tayl...
  • Ottery Town Council Matters - November 2012

    The October Full Council meeting returned to the Council Chamber at The Old Convent, after its outing to Tipton St John the previous month.  The meeting heard a presentation regarding the recently established Ottery Food Bank which operates as a sate...
  • Ottery Town Council Matters - October 2012

    The September meeting was held in the Community Hall at Tipton St John for the benefit of residents of that Ward.  Unfortunately, very few members of the public were present to hear the business conducted and to hear a presentation regarding the Devo...
  • Ottery Carnival Calendar of Events

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  • La La Choir sings out in Ottery – come and have a go!

    La La Choir (Ottery branch) began in January of this year after a packed and noisy taster session just before Christmas. Led by Samantha Abrahams, the irrepressible musical director of all 4 La La Choirs across East Devon, we have learned and belted out s...
  • Ottery Scouts Hike-a-thon to raise funds for Scout Centre

    As part of the major fund raising campaign being undertaken to raise £90,000 to help with the building and upgrading of facilities at the Scout Centre, Ottery St Mary’s Scouts have organised a weekend long Hike-a-thon - a sponsored walk in which the to...
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful Flower Festival

    Flowers and fragrance greeted visitors to the Flower Festival.  In the church porch was an imaginative display done by some of the children to illustrate not only flowers but all creatures great and small. On entering the church we were greeted by a ...
  • Phoebe could find stardom at Open Mic UK

    King’s School student Phoebe Lea (Ford) has always enjoyed singing from a very early age and currently attends Artist Development sessions each week at Mama Stones in Exeter. Here she has the opportunity to work with professional tutors as well as up an...
  • Town Council Matters August 2012

    The July Full Council Meeting was held in the Narthex at West Hill Church.  The meeting heard a presentation from Lynda Price, Police Authority member, regarding the transition to an elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).  The Police Autho...
  • Gold and Silver Awards for Ottery St Mary Scout Group

    The Ottery Scout Group were in party mood recently as they celebrated the achievement of young people and recognised the contribution of several of the adult supporters. ...
  • Historic Ottery Exhibition

    Thursday August 23 to Monday August 27 For some weeks now, members of the Ottery St Mary Heritage Society have been planning for their forthcoming Summer Exhibition in the Old Boys School in Yonder Street. ...
  • Final comments invited on East Devon local plan

    The development blueprint for East Devon has moved closer to formal scrutiny, with a final public consultation starting in September. The local plan, which sets out development in the district until 2026, is now entering its last preparation stages, prio...
  • Ottery Primary School News August 2012

    There seems to have been so much going on at the school since our last article that it's hard to believe it's only been a term and not an entire year. It seems like an age ago now but in the middle of May we were visited by Ofsted. The inspection team spe...
  • Skate Park Opening

    The formal opening of the long awaited Ottery St Mary Skatepark ‘Cement Cloud’ took place on Saturday 30th June. After a brief address by the Chairman of the Trust, Keith Richardson and Kane Herbert (aged 20), the ribbon was cut. This was quickly foll...
  • Campaign for cycleway to get underway in the autumn

    A campaign to create a cycleway from Feniton to Ottery to Tipton to Sidmouth, will really get underway during September, following some brilliant initial work by year seven of the Kings School. ...
  • A special opportunity

    Ottery St. Mary Bowling Club held an “Open Evening “ on Friday 25th May for anyone with a possible interest in bowling to try their hand, at no cost.  From this we have attracted 8 or 9 new members.   ...
  • Weather smiles on Poetry Stones Launch

    Over a hundred people gathered for the opening event of Ottery's Coleridge Poetry Stones on the Land of Canaan on 4th June. The event was held in the middle of Ottery's Jubilee celebrations, planned for midday on the Monday to fit in with the town's other...
  • Railway Line Cycleway New Campaign Group

    If you have been an avid Ottery Gazette reader for a long time, you will have read various reports about a proposal  to create a cycleway on the old Feniton - Ottery - Tipton - Sidmouth railway line which closed in 1967. Very many people have told me...