Richard Westlake: Your Labour Candidate Devon County Council Elections 2013
Exeter Labour Party have re-selected Richard Westlake to be their candidate for next year’s County Council elections. Richard Westlake has lived in Polsloe for 32 years and has been a Devon County Councilor for 27 years, representing first Stoke Hill & Polsloe and since 2005 Newtown & Polsloe.
He has over 28 years experience as a school governor of both primary and secondary schools. He is currently serving as a governor of Newtown Primary School and Ladysmith Junior School.
Richard said, “I am really pleased to be reselected. I really enjoy being the County Councillor for the area where I live, as it allows me to help and support such great community initiatives such as the Newtown and the Polsloe Community Associations, and their plans to rebuild Newtown’s headquarters and supporting Polsloe’s Party in the Park. Whatever the issue please get in touch be it help getting back alleys cleared, sorting out parking problems, or giving parents support with education problems, I will try my hardest to work with you to find a solution.”
The Exeter highway committee on the 17th January unanimously approved the moving of the Pedestrian crossing to the junction of Denmark Road. The scheme will also include a cycle route. A small section of Denmark Road will be made one way but the signalisation of the Junction at Heavitree Road will allow the left...Read More »
We are delighted to report that Guinness Care and Support have now completed their survey of all the above flats and will be fitting 77 new kitchens which will include 22 disabled units.
The work is anticipated to start in March and will hopefully be completed by the end of September....Read More »
Over Christmas a serious increase in Graffiti in certain parts of the city, but particularly Newtown, the majority of this is believed down to a single individual.
Your councillors have had numerous calls about the Graffiti and are supporting action that can be taken in conjunction with the police, community groups and Exeter City...Read More »
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We are pleased to report that after a sustained campaign by the residents of Parr Close the City Council have completely renovated the walls and rails in the close.
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Your Labour City and County Councillors will continue holding residents surgeries/coffee mornings at “The Living Room” at the corner of Polsloe Road and Pinhoe Road.
They will take place on the 27th February, 27th March, 24th April starting at 11am....Read More »
In the first half of this year it is hoped a new road safety scheme will be introduced outside Newtown Primary School on Clifton Road, this will make it safer for parents and children crossing the road and be an important part of the new cycle link. It is understood...Read More »
Residents of Newtown have complained about the lack of bus shelters on Sidwell St, it is understood that this will be in the process of being rectified at about the time of publishing....Read More »
Devon County Council is proposing to reposition the pedestrian crossing that is currently outside the Pyramids at the bottom of Heavitree Road following numerous accidents.
According to the current proposals the crossing will be sited nearer to the Denmark Road and Heavitree Road. This junction itself will be changed with signals...Read More »
Newtown is still waiting for the public consultation on the Devon County Council proposal to switch off street lights from 00:30 to 05:30.
Richard Westlake Devon County Councillor & Exeter City Councillor Roger Spackman have met the student wardens for the area and fully supports their campaign to keep the lights...Read More »
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After raising the issue repeatedly Richard Westlake can confirm that Devon County Council Highways Department are looking to provide a safer environment outside Newtown Primary school. This will include a raised table by the school entrance and better crossing point for children and parents. No resident parking spaces will be...Read More »