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  • Fool Has A Postive Meeting With Devon County Council

    James Goddard, chairman of Friends of Ottery Library, FOOL, and Councillors Claire Wright, Roger Giles, Martin Thurgood and the Ottery mayor, Glyn Dobson, attended a meeting with Devon County Council officials and County Councillor Roger Croad on 29th Aug...
  • Laura’s Column

    So some of you may or may not have heard what’s been happening at the University of Columbia out in America right now, but it involves a lot of mattresses. I know that CU is a very long way from home but the issues are unfortunately still very relevant ...
  • Redrow donation plugs Ottery Football Club’s leaking roof

    Ottery St Mary Football Club is now able to repair its leaking clubhouse roof thanks to a £3,000 donation from Redrow. The football club is made up of 40 senior players and approximately 160 children, categorised into two adult teams and nine youth grou...
  • Local Community backs the ‘Save our Beavers’ Campaign

    An east Devon community has given its backing to a local population of wild beavers. 160 people attended a‘beaver meeting’in Ottery St Mary on Tuesday 19 August. The meeting had been specially convened by the Devon Wildlife Trust in anattempt to give...
  • Council Matters September 2014

    The August Full Council Meeting agreed to adopt new Standing Orders which will take effect from the September meeting. Discussions surrounding the desirability of a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish have taken place on various occasions in past months and...
  • The Ottery St Mary Great War Project – Can You Help?

    At The Front By the time you read this, one hundred years ago, Great Britain will have been at war with Germany for almost a month. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) had begun landing in France on the 12th August 1914, then proceeding by train and on...
  • Ottery Shopping – we’ve been doing it for 700 years!

    Towns were built, in the main, to facilitate and encourage trade. For this reason almost every town worthy of the name in Devon has, or had at one time, a regular market - we got ours in Ottery in 1226AD and it ran continuously until a few decades ago. ...
  • Ottery Community Theatre looking for new members

    Ottery Community Theatre is back! This year’s pantomime is Hansel and Gretel written by Jill Machin, assisted by Laura Machin, but as with all our pantomimes there is a twist. We will soon be starting to have read-throughs and casting workshops and we a...
  • Excellent A Level results for King’s School Students

    We delighted by some excellent A2 level results this year despite the Government’s decision to make the whole A level examination system more challenging. The media has reported a drop in the highest grades across the country so we were delighted that a...
  • Ottery St Mary Festival Week a great success

      The sun shone for the thousands of people who came to Ottery St Mary to enjoy the first Ottery St. Mary Festival Week. Throughout the week there were many events that ranged from competitions, exhibitions, concerts, theatre premiers and the culmin...
  • Scout Group Open New Scout Centre

    Ottery St Mary Scout Group would like to thank everyone in the community who has supported our Scout Centre Building Project. On Saturday 13th September 2014 we will be celebrating completion of this project with an official ceremony and an opportunity t...
  • Good News from Ottery in Bloom

      With the temperature reaching 28 degrees  as I write and wall to wall sunshine since the middle of Wimbledon fortnight it has been a testing time for Ottery in Bloom.   Every planter and every tub has needed copious amounts of water more...
  • The Ottery St Mary Great War Project

    The Summer Exhibition By the time you read this our Summer Exhibition will be no more than a memory, albeit we sincerely hope a very pleasant memory. The theme of the exhibition was, of course, the part played by Ottregians in The Great War. ...
  • Ottery Town Council Backs Ottery Library Campaign: Seeks Middle Way

    The friends of Ottery Library (FOOL), formed to help save the local library from Devon County Council cuts of £1.5 million by 2017, have been active. Discussions with local groups and individuals, and on social media, have revealed the depth of the feeli...
  • Ottery Silver Band Brass Class

    Many thanks to everyone who came along to listen to the Brass Class concert on 20 July and to eat the delicious cream tea. Hopefully, you enjoyed the solos and the wide variety of band music including well-known pieces such as Mamma Mia, Pirates of the Ca...
  • Council Matters August 2014

    The July Full Council Meeting was held in the Narthex of West Hill Church to allow easier access for West Hill residents. Geoff Pratt was co-opted as the member for the Town Ward, so that the Council is now back up to its full complement of 15 Councillors...
  • Local people asked: ‘Do you want beavers to remain?’

    People are being asked their views about the future of Devon’s first wild beaver population for more than 300 years. A public meeting is being held to discuss the beavers on Tuesday 19 August at The Institute in Ottery St Mary (EX11 1HD), close to wher...
  • A Beaver Experts View

     The Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) is a native species which once occurred widely in Britain. The last record of a bounty being paid for a beavers head was recorded from Bolton Percy near York in 1789. While land-use practices have changed in their ...
  • Ottery Food & Families Festival another great success!

    The second Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival, held on June 13 and 14, provided another hit with the people of Ottery St. Mary.With the weather being very kind to us for a second year, the centre of Ottery St Mary was packed with thousands of peopl...
  • Ottery St Mary Festival Week – 15th to 20th July

    Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th July will bring the town together to celebrate the Ottery St Mary Festival Week.  There will be a variety of events for everyone to enjoy, from classic cars, walks, dog show, theatre, WW1 Exhibition and music and much more...