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  • All Change at the Ottery Scout Centre

    If you have had cause to visit Winters Lane park recently you may have noticed that something has changed at the Ottery Scout Centre. Over 2 years ago the group decided that the current building needed a major overhaul to ensure that the scout group coul...
  • Were You Affected By Flooding? Then Let The Town Council Know.

    It’s been a bad few months with high rainfall and high river levels. Were you affected by flooding, your home, your business, the roads that you use?  If so, let the Town Council know. ...
  • Council Matters December 2013

    The November Full Council Meeting was held in Alfington in the Village Hall. The Council was pleased to welcome a good number of members of the public to the Meeting. In the public participation session, concerns were raised about dog fouling and increasi...
  • Busy First 9 Months for Ottery Auction Rooms

    Well it has certainly been a busy first 9 months of trading at Ottery Auction Rooms on the Finnimore Industrial Estate, Ottery St Mary. Ottery Auction Rooms conducted their first sale at the end of April 2013 and have held nine it total in as many months ...
  • Ottery St Mary Hospital becomes more ‘dementia friendly’ with £135,000 revamp

      Work started on Tuesday 19th November on a £135,000 project to make Ottery St Mary Hospital more ‘dementia friendly’. The Rowan and Linden centres, which collected a national award for innovation earlier this year, are being specially adapted...
  • Big in Japan

      It’s not every day that many young people get the opportunity to travel to the other side of the world to take part in a World Scout Jamboree (WSJ), but this is exactly what is on the cards for three lucky members of the Ottery St Mary Scout Gro...
  • Sainsbury’s Ottery St Mary provides Ottery Under 11s Football Team with new kit.

    Sainsbury’s Ottery St Mary has presented its local Under 11`s Football Team with a Community Grant for £232 ...
  • Ottery Pirates Sail stormy weather on weekend camp

    Scouting activities happen all year, including camping. The cub section have recently returned from a camp with a second cub/parent camp and is described below by Ben one of the volunteer cub leaders ...
  • “Jack And The Beanstalk” At West Hill Village Hall

      The West Hill Panto is back in the New Year! Wonder Productions will be bringing "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the Village Hall for an evening performance at 7.00 pm on Friday, 10th January and a matinee performance at 1.00 pm on Saturday, 11th Janu...
  • Hungry Wolf will see Red at Ottery Community Theatre’s Panto

      Ottery’s annual pantomime - which takes to the stage in January - features a very scary wolf who is a lean, mean biting machine along with the traditional girl in a red dress, who is a very untraditional estate agent and some surprise guests! ...
  • Devon Building Stones - Locally sourced materials influence building design

    The eminent archaeologist and historian, Dr Stuart Blaylock, entertained members of Ottery Heritage Society at their November meeting, held at the Institute, Ottery St Mary. Members learned how the colour, hardness and texture of locally quarried material...
  • Ottery Choral Society Christmas Concert

      As December arrives and you find yourselves busy with preparations for the festivities, don’t forget that Christmas music is a sure way to help you relax and celebrate the season. Come along and join the Choral Society for their annual Christmas...
  • Tale Valley Community Theatre’s ‘The Music of Time’

    The Tale Valley Community Theatre’s new production ‘The Music of Time’ will be performed in Payhembury Hall from Wednesday 27th  to Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm. ...
  • Ottery Scouts discover town’s history in Heritage Project

    Earlier this year the Ottery Scouts received a grant of £5,500 to support and fund the Heritage Project. The money helped to fund visits to war graves and memorials in Loos, France, in which we saw graves for Ottery soldiers who died in the battle of the...
  • Ottery St Mary Choral Society - Classics Galore

    Ottery St Mary Choral Society has currently been joined by twenty-five members of St David’s Players from Exeter, as well as another twenty local singers  to rehearse for the Classics Galore Concert on Saturday 9 November in aid of the local Force ...
  • New Ottregians present two evenings of fun and laughter

    The New Ottregians have enjoyed the lovely summer following our show in July at King's school. With the help of Hospiscare we managed to raise over £3500 for them - thanks to all of those who came and enjoyed the show 'Camelot'. ...
  • King’s Students to help cook up a classy food experience

    Mini Enterprise students from the King's School in Year 10 are working with local chefs Tim Maddams and Robin Rea to organise a unique 3 course dining experience to be held in the school's Canteen. The project centres around using only local seasonal prod...
  • Almost 100 residents turn out for family cycle event

    Between 80 and 100 residents flocked to Ottery’s Land of Canaan car park on Tuesday 20th October for the start of a family cycle ride to Escot Park.The event, organised by the Otter Trail cycle way campaign group, of which I am a member, made an impact ...
  • Council Matters November 2013

      The October Full Council meeting returned to the Council Chamber at The Old Convent, after its outing to Tipton St John the previous month. A decision was taken that Planning Committee Meetings will start at 7.00pm (instead of 7.30pm) from Monday ...
  • Church Toilet Planning Application Relief

    Those of us who live in Ottery are very fortunate in many respects. We are proud that the most important building in East Devon is in Ottery – our magnificent parish church. Simon Jenkins said that it is in the top ten churches in the kingdom. Many peop...