RICHARD COLEY AWARDED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2018

Congratulations to Richard who was the worthy winner of this award, as unanimously voted for by the parishioners of Ottery St Mary.

Having held the role of Chair for the Pixie Day Committee for fourty years, Richard has also been involved in raising funds for Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies as well as other community initiatives such as bell ringing at the church and fundraising for Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust.

Each year, he has also organised the community Christmas tree outside the library and been involved with the tradition of 'carols around the tree' and providing refreshments for some considerable time.

Mayor of Ottery St Mary, Glyn Dobson presented Richard with a shield and a beautiful specially created certificate.

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 INFORMATION CENTRE

The local Information Centre is currently is currently looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to work in its team. The Centre is located at the library and your main role will be assisting members of the public with any queries that they have.

Please contact Clare Taunton on 07749 134870 or info@otterytourism.org.uk or alternatively pop into see her for a chat in the library. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to become involved with a local institution, then this may fit the bill!  The Information Centre's opening hours are:

Monday 10am - 1pm

Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Friday 10am - 1pm

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OTTERY ST MARY TWINNING ASSOCIATION VISIT TO ILSFELD

For more information and an invitation to enjoy the delights of a visit to Germany with the Ottery St Mary Twinning Association, please click here 

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ALLOTMENT CUP PRESENTATION

The Bob Johnson Allotment Cup has been awarded to Pat Maud and Tony Carter. Judged by local expert Les Peek on quality of produce and how well their allotment has been tended, the presentation was made by Rita and Sally Johnson. Mr Peek commented on the high standard of many allotments this year. Pat and Tony will keep the cup for a year. 

Allotment Cup Winners   

Flooding Information for Devon

To find out whether there are flood warnings in your area please click on the link below:
http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/31618.aspx
If you need any further information you can contact the Incident Communication Service on 0845 850 3518 (Emergency services and external partners).

SAND BAGS: HOW TO GET THEM AND HOW TO USE THEM

If you are at risk of flooding, don’t wait until it is too late to act.
Ottery St Mary Town Council has a limited supply of bags from East Devon DC. You can collect them from the Town Council offices during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, between 10.00am and 1.00pm). You will need to use your own sand.
Sandbags offer some protection by keeping water out for short periods when used together with plastic sheeting and garden soil can be used in emergencies as a substitute for sand.
There’s lots of helpful advice about using sand bags available from the Environment Agency

West Hill Parish Council

From 1st April 2017, a new Parish Council for West Hill came into effect and therefore West Hill is no longer part of the Parish of Ottery St Mary.

Citizens Advice

Please note that the Citizens Advice is now available at Ottery Station, Mill St, OSM, EX11 1AH. Times as shown below:

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm on 1st Tuesday of every month

For further details please see the Community Information & Events page

The Old Station

The Old Station which is now owned by the Council (as was previously closed) is now up and running as a new Youth Centre and Community Hub

Footpath/Cycle Way

The Council has been working hard to achieve a new Footpath/Cycle path from Butts Road to Otter Nurseries. We hope to achieve this in due course.