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.
The 2017/18 Mayor of Ottery St Mary, Glyn Dobson presented Richard with a shield and a beautiful specially created certificate.
The local Information Centre's opening hours are:
Monday 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
Flooding Information for Devon
To find out whether there are flood warnings in your area please click on the link below:
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.
The Citizens Advice service operates at Ottery Station, Mill St, OSM, EX11 1AH. Times as shown below:
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm on 1st Thursday of every month
For further details please see the Community Information & Events page
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.