What's On in December 2021  

7th/Tues “Friendship Group” 2-4pm at Ottery Cricket Club. To attend contact Ottery Help Scheme on 01404 813041

8th/Weds Otter Vale NWR meet. Christmas Party and Lunch. Contact Jill Machin on 01404 813741 or jillxmachin@aol.com

11th/Sat “Community Market” 9.30am – 12.30pm in The Institute, Yonder Street, Ottery

Come and see what you can buy and have some lovely refreshments provided by the WI Ladies

11th/Sat Hummel's Mass in B Flat and Christmas Carols. A concert by Ottery Choral Society 7.30pm in Ottery Parish Church. Tickets from Curious Otter Bookshop, Society members or www.ticketsource.co.uk/ottery-st-mary-choral-society

12th/Sun Ottery's “Santa Fun Run” organised by Rotary Club 11am from Land of Canaan. Pre-registration essential. Details by email from santafunrun20@gmail.com

12th/Sun Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare Bingo Eve at Ottery Football Club. Doors open at 6.45pm and Eyes Down at 7.45pm. Transport available – contact Steve Pearcy on 811335

13th/Mon “Ottery Writers Group” meet 7-9pm at The Station Hub. If you'd like to join email jehall1949 @icloud.com to be sent a personal invitation.

16th/Thurs “Memory Cafe” 2-4pm at Ottery Cricket Club. To attend contact Ottery Help Scheme on 01404 813041

17th/Fri “Ho Ho Ho for Hospiscare” a Christmas concert by Lala Choirs 7.30pm at Ottery Parish Church. Limited Tickets - £8/Under 16s £4 from www.lalachoirs.co.uk, Roberts Hardware Store or from choir members

  

 

 

 

Regular Weekly Events In Ottery St Mary

Every Monday Gentle Yoga and Stretching 10.30am til 11.45am in The Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Monday Free Digital Support Drop-in Session 11am-12noon at Ottery Library. Bring along your phone/tablet/laptop or use one of ours. Run by Ottery Help Scheme supported by DCC

Every Monday Later Life Forum Table Tennis 2.30pm at the United Reformed Church Hall. If interested phone Rob Neal on 01404 813686

Every Monday Short Mat Bowls 7pm to 10pm In The Institute

Every Tuesday  The Ottery St Mary Table Tennis Club meet at the LED Leisure Centre on a Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30pm between September and April, and at the Institute on Thursdays during the summer months. With up to 8 tables available the Club caters for both social and competitive players of all ages and gender. Further information can be obtained by telephoning the Club Secretary on 07906571708 or by visiting the Club's Table Tennis England web page on https://otterystmaryttc.ttclubs.co.uk . 

Every Tuesday Coffee & Chat in the Dorset Aisle at The Parish Church 10am-11.30am

Every Tuesday Men’s Shed in Hind Street, opposite Sainsburys Carpark 10am to 4pm Contact mensshedottery@gmail.com or Tony Pugh 07968801595

Every Tuesday “Boogie Babies” An interactive class for parents/carers and pre-school children 10 – 11am in The United Reform Church Hall More info – danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Tuesday General Yoga 6.15 til 7.45pm in The Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Tuesday Otter Valley Rotary Club meet at7pm in The Tumbling Weir Hotel More info from Secretary Jim Cobley jamesgcobley@tiscali.co.uk

Every Wednesday Short Mat Bowls at The Institute 9.45am to 12 noon

Every Wednesday Ottery Petanque Club, Strawberry Lane 2PM Info from John 01392 873796 or Peter 01404 813925

Every Wednesday ZOOM Yoga 7 til 8.15pm Contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Thursday General Yoga 9.15 til 10.45am in The Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Thursday Gentle Exercise Classes for Mobility/Co-ordination/Flexibility/Breathing/Relaxation Also includes simple dance routines 9.45 -10.45am in The United Reform Church Hall More info – danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Thursday Adult Dance and Exercise Class 6.30 – 8.15pm in The United Reform Church Hall More info – danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Thursday LALA Choir at Kings School Main Hall 7pm to 9pm TO JOIN OR MORE INFO CONTACT info@lalachoirs.co.uk

Every Thursday Ottery Tae Kwon-Do Club at The Scout Centre, Winters Laner6pm-6.50pm Family and Junior Class & 7.10pm-8pm Seniors Class contact Taylor.tkd@hotmail.co.uk or Andy (Mr T)07596409626

Every Thursday Ottery Silver Band practice 7.30pm at The Station Centre. Info from Brian Baker on 01404 814502

Every Friday General Yoga 9.30 til 11am in the Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Friday Men's Shed in Hind Street, opposite Sainsburys Carpark 10am-4pm Contact mensshedottery@gmail.com or Tony Pugh 07968801595

Every Friday “Walking Circuits Class” 12.30pm at Ottery Leisure Centre. Join any time at £4.30 per class. Low intensity/gentle fitness class for those who have done little or no exercise for a while. Info from 01404 814317, visit facebook LED Ottery st Mary Leisure Centre or email otteryleisurecentre@ledleisure.co.uk

Every Saturday Childrens Dance Classes From 5years upwards 9-11.15am in The United Reform Church Hall More info danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Sunday Ottery Petanque Club, Strawberry Lane 10.30am

Every Sunday Ottery Tae Kwon-Do Club at The Scout Centre, Winters Lane 6pm-6.50pm Family and Junior Class & 7.10pm-8pm Senior Class contact Taylor.tkd@hotmail.co.uk or Andy(Mr T)07596409626

A massive thank you to Clare Taunton for compiling this list. If any events are missing please do let Clare know at tourism@otterystmary-tc.gov.uk 

 Silver Band 

After 15 months of not being able to rehearse and not being able to perform to the public since the end of 2019 the Ottery St Mary Silver Band have decided to 'go for it' and play a selection of music on Sunday 3rd October at 2:30pm for approximately an hour in the Land of Canaan, Ottery St Mary. It is hoped that it will stay dry during that time but should it rain heavily then sadly the performance could be called off at short notice. 

 

What's On in October 2021

5th/Tues “Friendship Group” 2 – 4pm at Ottery Cricket Club. To attend contact Ottery Help Scheme on 01404 813041

10th/Sun Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare Bingo Evening at Ottery Football Club Doors open 6.45pm and Eyes Down at 7.45pm. Transport avail - contact Steve Pearcy 811335

19th/Tues Ottery Heritage Society talk-”Ipplepen Digs 2007-19” 7.30pm in The Institute

28th/Thurs “Memory Cafe” 2 – 4pm at Ottery Cricket Club. To attend contact Ottery Help Scheme on 01404 813041

30th/Sat “Community Market” 9.30am-12.30pm in The Institute

30th/Sat OTTERY CARNIVALPROCESSION To take part contact Eva White (Carnival Secretary) on 07523701078 or otterycarnival@outlook.com

 


Pixie Day - 25th September

The fete will begin at an earlier time of 13:30 and end at 16:30 - ready for the Revenge at 18:30 in the Land of Canaan, note the new venue. As the Pixies need to find their way back to Pixie's Parlour in daylight, the whole event will end by 19:00 and there will not be a continuation of the fete in the evening.

Bouncy Castle, Stalls, Pet show, Pixie's Parlour, Tombola, Coconut Shy, Beer Tent, Lucky Dip, BBQ, Music
other attractions include:
Tae Kwon Do Display, Traditional Stalls, Pet show
All in the Land of Canaan - Ottery St Mary from 13:30 PM onwards

Here are some of the things you will be able to enjoy in the afternoon full of activities:

18.30 PM - PIXIE's Revenge in the Land of Canaan

 


 

 Regular Weekly Events In Ottery St Mary

Every Monday Gentle Yoga and Stretching 10.30am til 11.45am in The Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Monday Short Mat Bowls at The Institute 7pm to 10pm

Every Tuesday Coffee & Chat in the Dorset Aisle at The Parish Church 10am-11.30am

Every Tuesday Men’s Shed at 8 Hind Street 10, opposite Sainsburys Carpark 10am to 4pm Contact mensshedottery@gmail.com or Tony Pugh 07968801595

Every Tuesday “Boogie Babies” An interactive class for parents/carers and pre-school children 10 – 11am in The United Reform Church Hall More info – danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Tuesday General Yoga 6.15 til 7.45pm in The Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Tuesday Otter Valley Rotary Club meet at7pm in The Tumbling Weir Hotel More info from Secretary Jim Cobley jamesgcobley@tiscali.co.uk

Every Wednesday Short Mat Bowls at The Institute 9.45am to 12 noon

Every Wednesday “Strollercise!” Gentle Fitness and a walk in the outdoors for over 55s. 11am at the 'S' benches in Land of Canaan £1.50 per session. Followed by a cuppa and a chat (bring own flask/drink) Details from Outreach@ledleisure.co.uk /01395 234123

Every Wednesday Ottery Petanque Club, Strawberry Lane 2.30pm Nov-March 7pm April- Oct info John 01392 873796 or Peter 01404 813925

Every Wednesday ZOOM Yoga 7 til 8.15pm Contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Thursday General Yoga 9.15 til 10.45am in The Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Thursday Gentle Exercise Classes for Mobility/Co-ordination/Flexibility/Breathing/Relaxation Also includes simple dance routines 9.45 -10.45am in The United Reform Church Hall More info – danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Thursday Adult Dance and Exercise Class 6.30 – 8.15pm in The United Reform Church Hall More info – danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Thursday LALA Choir at Kings School Main Hall 7pm to 9pm TO JOIN OR MORE INFO CONTACT info@lalachoirs.co.uk

Every Thursday Ottery Tae Kwon-Do Club at The Scout Centre, Winters Laner6pm-6.50pm Family and Junior Class & 7.10pm-8pm Seniors Class contact Taylor.tkd@hotmail.co.uk or Andy (Mr T)07596409626

Every Friday General Yoga 9.30 til 11am in the Institute contact Lesley Toy 01404 812577

Every Friday Men's Shed at 8 Hind Street, opposite Sainsburys Carpark 10am-4pm Contact mensshedottery@gmail.com or Tony Pugh 07968801595

Every Saturday Childrens Dance Classes From 5years upwards 9-11.15am in The United Reform Church Hall More info danceactionosm@hotmail.co.uk

Every Sunday Ottery Petanque Club, Strawberry Lane 10.30am

Every Sunday Ottery Tae Kwon-Do Club at The Scout Centre, Winters Lane 6pm-6.50pm Family and Junior Class & 7.10pm-8pm Senior Class contact Taylor.tkd@hotmail.co.uk or Andy(Mr T)07596409626

A massive thank you to Clare Taunton for compiling this list.  If any events are missing please do let us know.  


Ottery Hub

To view the availability of the Ottery Hub please view our online calendar.  


From January to March 2021 East Devon District Council undertook a call for sites, which invited members of the public to submit land they felt was suitable for housing and economic uses. Further assessment work will be undertaken on the Non-GESP assessed sites submitted in 2017 as part of the upcoming review of the Local Plan.

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment - East Devon        

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Following the passing of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 in December 2020, and the publication of the relevant Parliamentary electorate data in January 2021, The Boundary Commission began a new review of all Parliamentary constituencies in England. This is referred to as the ‘2023 Review’, as they are required to report with their final recommendations by 1 July 2023. 

The Boundary Commission is consulting on the initial proposals for an eight-week period, from June 8 to August 2 2021. You can find more information at South West | BCE Consultation Portal (bcereviews.org.uk) In summary the proposal is that Ottery St Mary would be with Honiton but that West Hill would be with Exmouth.

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There are a number of walks around Ottery St Mary.  You can find details of the walks here Ottery St Mary town & river valley Circular Walk (pinns.co.uk) 

 Honiton Ring & Ride – Ottery St Mary - timetable via link below;

 

April 2021 



Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.  The following guide should help to navigate claiming Universal Credit.

Here’s the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

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 ***  LLOYD'S BANK ***

  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

**Due to the coronavirus, the mobile banking service is temporarily suspended** 


 
COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND EVENTS

 

Strollercise (previously known as Winter Warmers) is back . Sessions start Wednesday 9th June at 11 am £1.50 per session. Meeting point - Land of Canaan by the 'S' benches.  See link below.  

https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/


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 21st May 2020: 10.15am - 12 noon

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

 

However, specific reports can be made at any time.  You can do this directly through the Devon County Council website at
https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/map/map_src/poth/

 

USEFUL NUMBERS

East Devon District Council

01404 515616

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

101

Ottery Help Scheme

01404 813041

RIO

01395 571537


DEFIBRILLATORS IN OTTERY ST MARY & TIPTON ST JOHN

Below is a location list of defibrillators in Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John :

  • 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
  • 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
  • The Station, Mill Street - on the outside of the building on the wall adjacent to the entrance
  • Tipton St John Community Hall - on the outside front wall of the hall

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

THE INSTITUTE

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?

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.


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.