MAYOR ATTENDS WINDRUSH EVENT 6th October 2019
Devon Development Education has been busy Celebrating Windrush in Devon project which aims to discover and collect stories of Windrush People in Devon, their contributions to life here and to share and celebrate these findings through community events in rural towns. The events are open to all and include poetry reading, storytelling, music and food from the Caribbean culture.
Recently, Mayor Cllr Giles attended a Windrush Celebration at The Institute. Members of the group shared stories of their Caribbean heritage, displayed typical Caribbean foods and everyone shared in a in a Caribbean feast prepared by Yo's kitchen which is based in Ottery. The Mayor congratulated everyone for the event as to date there have only been a few in Devon.
MEETINGS PLANNED FOR PROPOSED NEW SCHOOL AND HOUSING IN
OTTERY ST MARY
Please note the details of forthcoming meetings:
1. Extraordinary Meeting at the Town Council Offices on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm.
2. A second public meeting will be held in Tipton St John Community Hall on Thursday 17th October between 5pm and 6pm.
3. There will be a drop-in meeting where people can find out more details at Ottery St Mary Football Club from 12noon to 7pm on Monday 28th October organised NPS/Devon County Council.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES - FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT
You will soon see the Christmas lights going up around the Town Centre so below is a run down of the activities on Friday 29th November:
- The events will start in Mill Street where at 5.45pm the Brass Band will begin playing seasonal songs to shop by.
- The Christmas Tree Festival will be at the Church to have a look around our most wonderful landmark which will be staying open late.
- The Church Choir will be singing from 6pm and the lights in part of town will be turned on at 6.15pm. They will hand over to the La La Choir and the Carnival Royal Court to lead everyone down through Gold Street to Broad Street. The main lights will be switched on at approx. 6.45pm by the Council Offices which will be celebrated by a grand finale from the La La Choir. The music then moves down to Mill Street where the Silver Band will perform.
- There will be a treasure hunt for the children and a £200 prize for the best dressed shop as voted for by the public and there will be plenty to keep you occupied as Ottery's pubs and cafes will be staying open to offer a variety of Christmas fayre.
- Santa will be there on his sleigh to meet the children and fancy dress is optional.
So please do support our local businesses and we hope to see you there!
MAYOR 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.
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 - 12noon.
Anyone living in the parish of Ottery St Mary is welcome to drop in to discuss issues of concern.
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.
A group set up 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.
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.