CARL RICHMOND

On behalf of the Town Council, it is with a huge sense of sadness to report that Carl Richmond, the Allotment Chairman passed away last week.

Sincere condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

Funeral details will be announced later.

 The Mayor, Councillor Roger Giles, will be holding a Mayor's Surgery at the Council Offices at 8 Broad Street every Friday morning from 10am - 12 noon. Anyone living in the parish of Ottery St Mary is welcome to drop in to discuss issues of concern.
Mayor of Ottery St Mary, Councillor Roger Giles congratulating IsaacMAYOR ATTENDS CITIZENSHIP EVENT

Earlier this month the Mayor of Ottery St Mary, Councillor Roger Giles, was pleased to attend a Citizenship event at the King's School. This picture shows him congratulating Isaac, who had been elected as Prime Minister of Year 8.

 
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Sadly, there will no further Citizen Advice Bureau meetings for the foreseeable future in Ottery St Mary. This is due to the entire service being under review. If the situation changes, we shall let you know.

 CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Ottery St Mary has declared a Climate Emergency as it is committed to making changes to ensure that the Town does everything possible to contribute to a cleaner and better future for the next generations.

We need volunteers to be part of the Working Group.  This committee will take advice from experts, carry out its own research, talk to their neighbours and work out what Ottery St Mary can do to make a difference.  It will also report back to the Full Council with a series of proposals and ideas for the Council to enact. 

PROPOSED DEVON & SOMERSET FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE CHANGES - 12 WEEK CONSULTATION 

Following the announcement of proposed changes to Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service which were presented to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Fire Authority on Friday 28th June 2019, the Fire Authority has agreed a 12 week consultation period and are very interested in hearing local citizens and stakeholders views on these proposed changes for a new service delivery operating model.

 

Under the new proposals, the Service would seek to move underused resources from where the risk is low and invest more into work to reach the most vulnerable members of society and help keep them safe.  This includes proposed closures of a number of fire stations where risk and activity is low and the removal of fire engines that are underused.

 

For more information around the consultation, proposals and to take part in the consultation online, please follow the link https://tinyurl.com/y2tccrrc

 

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE FOR HEALTH AND CARE IN DEVON

You are invited to share your views on this important matter by taking part in a survey.  The deadline is 5th September so to complete the survey please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BetterDevon

 NOTICEBOARD VOLUNTEER 

If anyone in the vicinity would be available to post Agendas onto the noticeboard near Ottery St Mary hospital on behalf of the Town Council, please contact our office.

 

 NEW REGENERATION WORKING GROUP

The Council is creating a new Regeneration Working Group to serve the town. The Council would like lay members to come forward to join the Working Group. If this interests you, please email admin@otterystmary-tc.gov.uk or 'phone 01404 812252.

 

OTTERY ELECTS ITS NEW MAYOR
At the Annual Meeting of the Council on Monday 13th May, a newly elected Council was selected for a four year term (2019–2023). The new Mayor of Ottery St Mary, Cllr Roger Giles was elected as he has a wealth of experience having been a Councillor of the Town Council since 1991. He has also been a member of Devon County Council for Ottery Rural from 1993 to 2013 and a member of East Devon District Council Ottery Town from 1995 to 2019.

Councillor Geoff Pratt was elected as Deputy Mayor and has been a Councillor for five years and also an East Devon District Councillor since September 2018. We look forward to working with them both and the new Town Council.

Cllr Roger Giles Mayor & 
Cllr Geoff Pratt Deputy MayorCllr Roger Giles Mayor & Cllr Geoff Pratt Deputy Mayor

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Councillors
Ottery St Mary Town Council Councillors


CITIZEN AND BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 

The Annual Parish Meeting was held on 23rd April at the Institute where we were pleased to congratulate Peter Harris who was awarded Citizen of the Year, as voted for by the parishioners of Ottery St Mary for all his hard work around the town in maintaining the street furniture and bringing matters of importance to the attention of the Town Council. To quote from a nominee, “Peter is a well-known resident of Ottery St Mary. He has worked over the years keeping benches painted and is a mine of information about our town.” Cllr Paul Bartlett (the then Mayor) was delighted to present Peter with a glass trophy.

In addition, the new award, `the Business of the Year` was presented to `Tickety Boo` (due to the equality of votes for a number of the businesses in the town, the Rev Steve Weston had picked out `Tickety Boo` from the names contained in an envelope).

The Mayor thanked all the nominees and everyone involved in making the awards a success so congratulations to them all

Peter Harris Citizen
of the year 2019

Peter Harris Citizen of the year 2019

Stuart Phillips owner of Tickety Boo – Business of the year 2019

Stuart Phillips owner of Tickety Boo – Business of the year 2019

 

Local Council AwardLocal Council Award




Ottery St Mary Town Council is pleased to announce that in October 2018, it was awarded a 'Quality Award' under the Local Council Award Scheme ('LCAS'). Further information about the scheme can be found here
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