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.’
At the latest ‘Have Your Say’ meeting on 22nd February, Mike Roach gave a short presentation on the ‘Senior Reds’. They are a social organisation based at Exeter City Football Club's St James' Park ground, although they welcome 'seniors' from all over Exeter, whether they are interested in football or...Read More »
Residents of St James will shortly be able to vote on whether or not they approve of the Neighbourhood Plan which the Exeter St James Forum has compiled after many months of hard work and consultation. The referendum will be held on 2nd May, simultaneously with the County Council elections....Read More »
Subject to approval by the Council's Executive Committee, two of St James residents’ associations have been successful with their applications for grants from the City Council’s New Homes Bonus Fund. This was against stiff competition, with twice as much money being applied for as was available in this round of...Read More »
Refuse bins left out on the pavements are a continuing problem in St James. Despite the best efforts of City Council staff and University street wardens, there are still too many bins being left out after refuse collection day, which can cause problems for pedestrians in addition to looking unsightly.
Ward...Read More »
The next St James ‘Have Your Say’ meeting will be held at St Sidwell’s School in York Road on Friday 22 February 2013 between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm. These meetings give residents an opportunity to air their views and ask questions of the local police, councillors, council officers and...Read More »
Three recent planning applications have been causing concern for St James residents. In each case local city councillor Keith Owen has raised them with planning officers at the City Council.
Residents were surprised recently to see a ‘portacabin’ placed at the front of the Bishop Blackall student accommodation in Pennsylvania Road. This...Read More »
The ‘Have your say’ meeting on 30 November must have been a first for St James in that it was held under torchlight – two police torches to be precise. Due to problems gaining entry to the booked venue, approximately 30 hardy residents braved the cold to hold the meeting in Queen’s...Read More »
Devon County Council's plans to turn off some of Exeter's street lights between midnight and 5 am have caused concern to some residents, particularly students who make up a significant proportion of St James residency. What has especially annoyed residents and local councillors has been the County Council's failure to carry out proper consultations on its proposals.
At a meeting of...Read More »
In late November a meeting was held of the local councillors working group looking at the traffic in St James and neighbouring wards. Traffic monitoring data shows that the opening of the John Lewis store did not increase traffic from its levels immediately before the opening, although congestion still occurs at...Read More »
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Since our last newsletter, your St James city councillors have approved further grants from out of their community budgets to the following organisations:
Sidwell Methodist Church – for a notice board to publicise local events.
Whizz Kidz – to support an activity for a group of young disabled people.
Devon United Women – to...Read More »