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  • Ottery Youth Club Opens

    The Mayor of Ottery St Mary, Glyn Dobson, cut the ribbon on the re-opening of the Station Youth Club on Wednesday December 17th. We had a good number from year 6 right up to year 10. Rev Mac Dick of The06 had recruited a great group of ex Devon ...
  • Join the adventure in 2015

    2014 was a highly significant year for the Ottery Scout Group. The year started with the redevelopment work of the existing building to increase the size and upgrade the facilities. After a fantastic fund raising effort which raised in excess of £120,000...
  • Ottery Twinners organise work experience exchange

    A first for Ottery Twinning was the recently organised short work experience exchange by five students from Bicton College to its twin town of Ilsfeld in Southern Germany .   The accompanying teacher has written this report .   A match...
  • Strawberry Fields for Everyone

    Ottery St Mary Town Council wants to hear from people across the Parish about the activities that they would like to see on the Strawberry Field, the Town Council’s new recreation land in Strawberry Lane between the Cricket and Bowls Clubs. ...
  • Great news for Ottery Youth Club!!

     On October 10th the Devon County Council Youth Club opened its doors for the last time. This was a really sad time for the young people and the leaders but now there is some good news. ...
  • Save Our Ottery Hospital Group Is Formed

      Councillors Claire Wright and Roger Giles organised a meeting in Ottery on 7th October to discuss the proposed closure of all the in-patient beds and the Minor Injuries Unit at the Ottery Hospital. Over 200 people attended and virtually all agreed...
  • Ottery ‘Save our Beavers’ Campaign Update

    Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) licence application to Natural England to keep our beavers here in the river otter is progressing well and a decision is expected shortly. DWT have also raised an appeal to help fund this beaver project. See www.devonwildlifetru...
  • Save Ottery Library Campaign Gathers Pace

    Fool, Friends of Ottery Library, are busy completing their submission to Devon County Council to be nominated as one of the ten Pathfinder libraries. If successful, this would mean that the local library would be run by a Trust. James Goddard, the chairma...
  • The Ottery St Mary Great War Project

    “All Over By Christmas” As 1914 drew to a close, it was obvious to even the most optimistic that it wouldn’t be all over by Christmas and that “the boys” wouldn’t be coming home to share in the festive celebrations that year. People began to ...
  • Council Matters December 2014

    The November Full Council Meeting was held in Alfington Hall. It was agreed that the next meeting in the North Ward should be held in Escot Village Hall to alleviate the problems of parking space and be more accessible for people in other areas of the War...
  • King’s School Student’s Trip to Ethiopia

    Winter is now fast approaching after what has been a whirlwind three months full of fantastic fundraising events for the ten students embarking on the trip to Ethiopia. Everybody is eagerly anticipating what will be a life-changing experience for all invo...
  • Ottery St Mary Great War Project – Can You Help ?

    THE FIRST CASUALTIES The beginning of November 1914 was marked by the arrival in Ottery St Mary of the first of the dreaded telegrams from the Military Authorities notifying the death of a loved one. It was followed later in the month by a second, this t...
  • Ottery’s Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights switch On

    Planning for the Christmas Light switch on and the towns Late Night Shopping on Friday, 28th November is progressing apace. ...
  • Less Than 42 Days To Save Ottery’s Hospital

    Hello. I’m Martin Thurgood, a Town Councillor. 42 is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s answer to everything. If you’re reading this on 1st November, it’s also the number of days that you have to help save Ottery’s hospital beds. The answe...
  • Council Matters November 2014

    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 Council heard a presentation from Revd. Mac Dick outlining the progress being made by The06 group in taking ove...
  • Proposed Gerway houses will start the rot on an ancient landscape

    That the landscape immediately to the south of Ottery is historically important has been known for a good while - at least a century in fact, when it was first noticed by the scientifically minded residents of Cadhay House, the Dampier Whethams. ...
  • Ottery gets switched to Superfast Broadband

    Connecting Devon and Somerset has brought Superfast Broadband to Ottery St Mary. The town has had a massive boost in the numbers of people who can now access superfast broadband, with over 1,300 households and businesses now able to sign up to superfast b...
  • Council Matters October 2014

    The September Full Council meeting was held in Tipton St John Community Hall to allow local residents more easy access to a meeting. As a result of the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, which came into effect on 6th August members of t...
  • Scout Centre Official Opening Ceremony

    A huge crowd turn out to cut the ribbon for the opening of the newly refurbished Ottery Scout Group Scout Centre in Ottery St Mary on Saturday 13th September. ...
  • The Ottery St Mary Great War Project - Can You Help ?

    The Senior Service We British are an island race, with long seafaring traditions. In 1914, the Royal Navy was the largest navy in the world and “Britain Ruled the Waves”, unchallenged since Trafalgar in 1805. She would keep our island safe. But our c...