What is on in December 2018

Weekly Regular Events 



  Lloyds Bank is now operating a mobile bank on the Land of Canaan on:

Mondays from 1.00 – 3.15pm

Wednesdays from 10.00am – 12 noon

Walking for Health Program

STEP RIGHT UP – East Devon Health Walks – August 2017 – January 2018

Supported by LED – East Devon Way and East Devon Walk this Way

The Full Program of walks for East Devon can be found by following the link below


Ottery St Mary Paths Partnership - OSM P3

P3 is an initiative to ensure that the entire rights of way network in the OSM Parish is legally defined, properly maintained and well publicised. The main aim of the scheme is to improve and maintain the condition of the local rights of way and keep them open and in use. Funded by Devon County Council, P3 is designed to encourage community involvement and the enjoyment of the public rights of way. Devon County Council works in partnership with Parish/Town Councils, landowners and local voluntary groups.

Please click on this link for further details: OSM P3

Mike Brown - The Neighbourhood Highways Officer at
Devon County Council

Will be holding Surgeries at the Town Council Offices on:

                                         Thursday 17th January 2019:         10.15am - 12 noon

                                           Thursday 21 March 2019:        10.15am - 12 noon

                                             Thursday 16 May 2019:          10.15am - 12 noon

He will be available to answer queries/concerns you may have regarding Highway Matters
01395 571537


East Devon District Council

01395 516551

South West Water

0844 3462020

Streetlighting To report faulty streetlight
(not on EDDC land)
(Supply column no.)
EDDC Streetlights (Streetscene)

08705 561851

01395 51655

Police - Non emergency


Ottery Help Scheme

01404 813041


01395 571537


There are a number of defibrillators in the town which are located at:

  • Ottery St Mary Library and Information Centre, Silver Street - outside the front of the building
  • Ottery St Mary Dental Practice, Sunny Corner, Hind Street - inside the building
  • Ottery St Mary Dental Practice, Yonder Close - inside the building
  • Coleridge Medical Centre, Canaan Way - inside the building
  • Kings School, Barrack Road - inside the building
  • The Colin Tooze Sports Centre, Cadhay Lane - in reception
  • Ottery St Mary Primary School, Longdogs Lane - inside the two storey building on the ground floor
  • Ottery St Mary Bowling Club, Strawberry Lane - inside the clubhouse, accessible only when the club is open

Ottery St Mary Flower Arrangement Society

Meets 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 7.30pm.

at Ottery St Mary Primary School in Longdogs Lane 

The Chairman is Carol Bennett who can be contacted on 01404 812031. Please do contact her for more information. Thank you


Ottery St Mary has a community building in Yonder Street that is run by a Management Committee as a registered charity for the benefit of local clubs and voluntary organisations.

It is also available for parties, dances, and receptions. The hire cost includes use of the large well-equipped kitchen.

There are also two other rooms suitable for smaller functions that can be hired independently or inclusively.

Rental charges are kept to a minimum to encourage maximum community use but have to include maintenance costs. For local organisations and clubs the main hall costs just £24 for up to three hours. For weekday mornings this drops to £20.50 for up to three hours.

For more details and availability contact booking secretary Ron Berry on (01404) 812844 

Citizens Advice

  Need Help or Advice?

The Citizens Advice Service in Ottery St Mary is at:

 Ottery Station, Mill St, OSM, EX11 1AH

 Times as shown below:

1.00pm - 4.00pm on the 1st Thursday of every month 

Advice line:
Tel no. 03444 111 444
Mobile no. 03003 300650
Open every week-day 9.30am - 4.00pm

or visit their national web-site to find the answer to your questions.

Benefits,Work, Debt & Money, Consumer, Relationships, Housing

Law & Rights, Discrimination, Tax, Healthcare

Ottery St Mary Food Bank please click here for more information.

Spanish Classes at the COUNCIL OFFICES

THE NEW TERM OF SPANISH CLASSES STARTS ON 14TH JANUARY 2019 - click here to view all dates and details

We offer day and evening classes at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.  Our courses are designed to learn fast but with a minimum effort in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

For more information please contact Josefina Gori at 01404 811583 / 07941459441 or e-mail to: osm.spanish.classes@gmail.com or gorijn@gmail.com
Free coffee and tea facilities during the two hour sessions. We provide all the material necessary during the course. Recordings from TVE (Spanish television) will be shown periodically using the audio-visual facilities at the Council offices. Fees: £75 for a 10 weeks/20 hours course (everything included). We can proudly say our fees are the lowest in the South West.

Parlez-vous français?

An informal and friendly course will start in October 2018 at Ottery Town Council Offices. Why not join us to learn the language but also to go on a journey to discover the French way of life and what makes the French ……. so French, from a French national.

Classes will carry on throughout the year should you wish for an ‘encore’.

Three courses are available:

  • ‘Bonjour’:a course for beginners to enable you to learn quickly with a minimum of efforts. (Please note this course will not be running due to lack of interest.)

  • ‘Déjà Vu’: a course for students at intermediate level who wish to consolidate their knowledge of the language and improve their conversational skills.

  • ‘Vive la France’: a course for students at advanced level.

Free coffee and tea facilities during the two-hour sessions. All the necessary material will be provided during the course. Very competitive fees.

To book a place or obtain more information please contact Sylvie Leroy on 01823 601059/07794957938 or e-mail: sylvie.leroy65@yahoo.co.uk  

Rehab 4 Alcoholism 

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a helpline for people experiencing addiction.  This helpline aims to stop addiction before it becomes too late. Go to www.rehab4alcoholism.com or call 0800 111 4108.