Andy Hannan: Your Labour Candidate Devon County Council Elections 2013
I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Priory & St Leonard’s for the Devon County Council election next May.
I am standing in this election because I believe I have the high level of commitment, the personal qualities and the professional experience necessary to be your County Councillor. I am a good listener and a determined advocate of causes worthy of support. I have lived for the last 22 years in Devon, moving to the Priory area in 2007. I have been running my own one-man small business as a self-employed gardener for the last four years, working locally. Before that I was employed in higher education for 33 years, most recently as a professor of education. I have a particular interest in education in this area and look forward to becoming a local school governor.
My wife is a Community Nurse and my daughter is a student primary teacher at Exeter University. My son works for the British Youth Council.
You may well be worried about the cuts being made by the Tory-led government and being implemented at local level by the Tory-led County Council, by their attack on our NHS and by the threat of pay cuts for public sector workers in our region. If so, as your Labour Party candidate I am well placed to represent your interests. If elected I shall work tirelessly to get the best possible deal in terms of education, highways and transport, health and social care, youth services, the environment, culture and the economy for the people of this area.
Devon County Council is seeking planning permission for a single-storey block to house eight classrooms for St Leonard’s C of E Primary School on what was once the site of St Nicholas RC School.
The application can be viewed at either County Hall or the Civic Centre, or found online at the...Read More »
Graffiti is a persistent problem in various parts of Exeter, but the city council is doing its best to keep it under control. A number of residents of St Leonard’s reported such damage to Andy Hannan who contacted Cleaning Services. You can see from the before and after photos how...Read More »
Residents were rather puzzled to see temporary traffic lights in this very busy spot, but no sign of any work happening. The reason for the road works was to tackle a collapsed sewer. However, it became apparent that there is an ancient Norman bridge under the road which has to...Read More »
Although it appears that ASDA has expressed an interest in developing this site once the Royal Academy has moved to its new building at Ringswell Avenue, it has yet to make a planning application.
Andy Hannan believes that a new supermarket may not be the best use of the land, ‘Local residents have...Read More »
Residents are very aware of the road safety issues in the ward and regrettably there is little hope of tackling them where funding is needed. Local Authority budgets have been hit severely by the coalition government, with the promise of more cuts on the horizon. Some of these local issues...Read More »
In May St. Leonard's welcomed the Olympic torch on day 2 of its relay in Britain. Residents were lining Topsham Road and Holloway Street to see the flame passing by on its way to the Cathedral.
Henry noted: "I was opposite St. Leonard's Church and it was great to see so many residents...Read More »
Jill would like to remind all community groups in need of some extra funding that you can apply to her locality budget.
Jill said, “I donated funds last year for a photography project at the Deaf Academy, which would not have gone ahead without this funding. More recently I have offered...Read More »
Following representations by Priory and St Leonard's Labour county councillor Jill Owen, it has now been confirmed that parking on verges and pavements in Exeter is a civil parking offence. Motorists who do this will now face a fixed-penalty notice. This will be welcomed by pedestrians, particularly disabled people and...Read More »
Local residents have long been aware of the need for better access to the park at the Salmon Pool Lane end, for people in wheelchairs or with pushchairs. The path was steep and had steps. It is a matter then of great celebration that the path has been completely changed...Read More »
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This very popular group is once again looking for a new home. It has been very pleased to be in the Deaf Academy building after struggling for many years in Roberts Road church hall. However, the Deaf Academy will be moving to a new site at Ringswell Avenue and the...Read More »