Jill Owen:Your Labour Candidate Devon County Council Elections 2013
Local resident Jill Owen will be standing as the Labour Party candidate for the St David’s/ St James seat for Devon County Council. Jill has lived here for the last 15 years and before the boundary changes, represented the Rougemont ward on the county council. This included parts of St James and St David’s, so Jill is familiar with the area already.
Jill says: ‘I have many years experience as a county councillor and hope to use this in supporting the residents of this part of the city. I am very aware of many of the issues which concern local people here and I think they deserve an effective county councillor who will fight their cause. I look forward to working with Keith Owen in St James and Sarah Laws in St David’s.’
Plans to re-model the forecourt of Central Station have been pushed back to the Autumn while lease arrangements are finalised. Network Rail are due to get vacant possession of the forecourt in May from the parking company. Plans include a paving of the current area in natural flagstones and planting of...Read More »
Exeter City Council’s Paul Faulkner from Parks met with City Councillors, Rev Tom Honey and Basil Parkes from Morwenna Court to talk about the challenges of keeping the churchyard as a beautiful city centre green space.
The space, which is managed by Exeter City Council, can be a target for anti social behaviour...Read More »
St David’s residents recently met with City Councillors and Planning officers from Exeter City Council and Devon County Council to do a walkabout of the area to discuss local concerns.
The site and view of the new Sports Hall proposed by Exeter College came under discussion and it was agreed that...Read More »
The City Council’s New Homes Bonus Panel was pleased to be able to support the application for funds of £16,990 to complete the Community Centre garden. This valuable new green space will breathe life into the area – providing a haven of tranquillity to the St David’s ward.
Despite the challenges...Read More »
There was an impressive turnout of local residents to the SDNP AGM where issues affecting the ward were well debated. The meeting began with a chance for people to discuss the traffic calming proposals for St David’s Hill. DCC Highways Officer Will Pratt was on hand to answer questions. The three...Read More »
Also at the AGM, Exeter College’s proposal to build a new sports hall on the Victoria Yard site prompted many concerns from residents. College Principal Richard Atkins took residents through the application and answered questions. Residents expressed anxieties about the scale and impact of the building and how that may...Read More »
PCSOs Marina Lawes and Kayleigh Drake gave feedback on crime issues affecting St David’s. They reported an increase in drug activity in particular down the alleyways like Peep Lane leading from St David’s Hill to Bonhay Road. They asked that residents report any information through to the police non emergency...Read More »
A short presentation on the project to reclaim St Bart’s as a valuable green space for St David’s was given by Cllr Laws and Paul Faulkner from Exeter City Council Parks Dept. The park which has fallen into misuse with anti social behaviour and drug dealing is actually a green space with...Read More »
The City Council supported Holocaust Memorial Day events were well attended this year. Exeter Synagogue has announced a challenging restoration project. Vice President Renee Smithens hosted a visit by Katharine Metcalfe, the ECC Conservation Officer and Andrew Pye (archaeologist). Renee briefed officers on the campaign to raise £50,000 for the forthcoming restoration.
She...Read More »
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Excavation work and landscaping continues at the Community Centre Garden despite the challenges of the recent weather! The hard landscaping is almost 60% complete and the landscaping team is waiting for a gap in the weather to do the final surfacing on the paths. The garden promises to be a haven of tranquility for...Read More »