Olwen Foggin: Your Labour Candidate for the Devon County Council Elections 2013
I am delighted to have been selected again to be the Labour Party candidate for Whipton Barton and Heavitree in the Devon County Council elections in 2013. If elected I will continue to work for the people of Whipton and Heavitree as I have for the past eight years.
I have worked closely with the elderly residents across the ward, dealing with a wide range of issues facing older people in our community. This year I am very proud to have earned the national award “AGE UK Pride of Place 2012” , at the Councillor Achievement Awards, for my work for older people.
Traffic and parking concerns are a major issue and if elected I will continue to work closely with residents and the Council to make sure the appropriate infrastructure is in place to support this. A big issue is the parking arrangements surrounding the RD&E which has led to parts of Heavitree being flooded with parked cars. The problem need to be addressed in a strategic manor before the new teaching school of excellence and the two new wards open at the hospital. I am currently in discussion with Devon County Council’s Highways & Traffic Order Committee and I will report back as soon as I know more.
I am out and about regularly in the ward and try to speak to as many residents as possible, but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have an issue you think I can help with.
[caption id="attachment_8134" align="alignright" width="300"] Councillors Olwen Foggin and Greg Shaledon using the crossing on Fore Street[/caption]
Heavitree residents complained that the crossing time at the Ship and Pelican pedestrian crossing was far to short.
After a site visit with Labour Councillor Olwen Foggin, an officer of Devon County Council and some local residents -...Read More »
The City Council have planted new trees to replace the Horse Chestnuts removed last year when they became unsafe. A plane tree has already been planted to the left entering the park from the Roseland Crescent entrance , an elm and a walnut were planted on the right-hand side of...Read More »
"I wasn't surprised a decade ago," Olwen Foggin commented, “When the Heavitree Church yew tree was named as one of Britain's 50 iconic trees for the Queen's Golden Jubilee. However this January it did surprise me to hear it needs urgent rescue. After all it has survived for hundreds of years."
It seems...Read More »
The City Council has recently completed work to the wall between Heavitree Church and the Maltings, after Greg Sheldon alerted them that self set bushes were growing from the top of the Heavitree stone wall. Some of the weeds growing from the wall were easily treated with herbicide.
Others such as...Read More »
Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are currently working on a proposal to upgrade two of the paths within Heavitree Pleasure Grounds. The proposals involve widening two of the existing peripheral paths so that pedestrians and cyclists have more space to use the park for leisure and as part...Read More »
After the consultation earlier this year some amendments to the scheme were made including much larger gates to be locked open when the pool is in use.
Some issues around mud from the entrance area getting into the pools occurred and it is hoped to have a solution in place before...Read More »
Each year County Councillors are given £10,000 to spend on projects that benefit their residents. So far this year, Olwen Foggin has supported a wide range of organisations and projects including:
Purchase of a TV and Wii games console for the residents of Bodley Care HomeAge UK Exeter Lunch Club at...Read More »
Homecall is a service provided by Exeter City Council which helps vulnerable people to continue to live in their own homes. Community alarms can be rented to people at risk, including the elderly, those with mobility problems, medical conditions or those in sheltered housing. The service provides an emergency monitoring...Read More »
Following an excellent turnout to the consultation on 31st May and a lively debate, Exeter City Council have considered residents’ suggestions regarding the pools in Heavitree Pleasure Ground.
A retaining wall is to be built where there is an existing fence and the fencing will continue to surround the facility. This is to enable...Read More »
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Exeter hospital chiefs have finally agreed to sit down and discuss parking problems with highways officers.
The lack of response has been called 'irresponsible' by Olwen Foggin, county councillor for Heavitree and Whipton Barton who called for a meeting between the City, County Councils and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Trust.
Cllr...Read More »