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  • Planners ignore plea for Ottery house building reduction

    Pleas for a reduction of the additional houses to be built in Ottery over the next 15 years have been ignored. East Devon District Council (EDDC)‘s Development Management Committee considered the content of its Local Plan at a special meeting on 18th No...
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    The Friends of Ottery St Mary Parish Church are staging a Christmas Tree Festival in the Parish Church from Wednesday 23rd November and closing after the Advent Carol Service on Sunday 27th November. The Festival will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm Wednes...
  • East Devon Countryside Under Threat

    In the last Gazette I wrote of my fear that the Government‘s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) would lead to massive development of greenfield sites in East Devon (the NPPF removes the requirement to develop “brownfield sites” first). The NP...
  • Ottery Late Night Shopping on Friday 25th November

    Ottery Chamber of Commerce is planning its hugely popular Christmas Fun Day, Christmas Lights Switch-on and Late Night Shopping Event on Friday November 25th. The event has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, attracting more visitors f...
  • Exeter Police & Community Choir Concert at Parish Church

    The Exeter Police and Community Choir will be performing in concert at Ottery Parish Church on Saturday 12th November at 7.30pm in aid of the Ottery Hospital League of Friends. This promises to be a fine evening of music with something for everyone to enj...
  • Council Matters

      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 Mayor was able to allay public anxieties about the future of the Allotments at Higher Ridgeway followin...