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 timing for each walk is always meeting at 10.15am for a 10.30am start - at the car park Strawberry Lane EX11 1RG
(Strawberry Lane club house is equipped with toilets, storage and kitchen facilities)

Future Date is Wednesday 22 November 2017

Grade 2 walks are for those that can do a little exercise and cope with gentle on mostly flat and level footpaths but with some slight gradients. Grade 3 walks are approximately 60 – 90 mins. For those able to walk at moderate speed, with slopes and uneven pathways. On footpaths and pavements with some gradients and hills. Steps with handrails and stiles in some places. It can be slippery under foot when wet)

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 23 November 2017: 10.00am - 12 noon

Thursday 18th January 2018: 10am - 12 noon

Thursday 15th March 2018: 10am - 12 noon

Thursday 17th May 2018: 10am - 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  101
 Ottery Help Scheme  01404 813041
 RIO  01395 571537


Ottery Help Scheme is working in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) and Men's Sheds UK to bring a Men's Shed to Ottery St Mary.

Men's Sheds are sprouting up all over the country with the aim of providing a welcoming and creative space where men can meet socially and at the same time work on any project of their choice using a variety of materials and equipment.

The Sheds are mainly aimed at engaging those who are over 50 but all would be welcome. It may be that you have a talent to share with others or would like to learn more about wood/metal work work or some other craft or hobby. We would love to hear from all those who would be interested in using

The Ottery Shed - we need a show of interest to make this happen! We also want to hear from all those who are interested in becoming a Shed Committee Member, taking the lead in decision making and shaping our own Men's Shed in Ottery. Please call Ottery Help Scheme now on 01404 813041 if you would like to become involved.

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 has moved to:

 Ottery Station, Mill St, OSM, EX11 1AH

 Times as shown below:

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm on the 1st Tuesday 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

Monday: 10am to 12 noon

18th & 25th September
2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th October
Half term: 23rd October
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November

Tuesday: 10am to 12 noon 

19th & 26th September
3rd, 10th, 17th & 31st October
Half term: 24th October
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th November

Tuesday: 7pm to 9pm

19th & 26th September
3rd, 10th, 17th & 31st October
Half term: 24th October
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th November

Wednesday: 10am to 12 noon

20th & 27th September
4th, 11th & 18th October
Half term: 25th October
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th November

Wednesday: 7pm to 9pm

20th & 27th September
4th, 11th, 18th October
Half term: 25th October
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th November

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.
 For more information please contact Josefina Gori at 01404 811583 / 07941459441 or e-mail to: or

Parlez-vous français?

A five-week (10 hours in total) informal and friendly course will start at the end of September 2017 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:  

All enquiries
01404 813838

Monday   10am - 5pm
Tuesday    5pm - 7pm
Weds       10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm
Friday      10am - 6pm
Saturday  10am - 1pm
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West Hill Potters Market
Arrive 15:15 -Depart 16:15