Olwen Foggin: Your Labour Candidate 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.
My first achievement as a County Councillor was to secure a youth club for young people in Whipton. The popular club at The Grenville on Ringswell Avenue is now at risk of closure I am currently working to find other suitable indoor provision. I have also worked with council officers to provide cycle lanes and cycle shelters for schools, promoting a healthy way of transport to school.
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 C’llr Achievement Awards, for my work for older people.
The ward faces challenges in the coming years, including the new developments in the Hill Barton area. Traffic 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.
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.
The City Council Housing Development Team are responsible for finding sites that have the potential to be developed into new Council Housing. They are currently looking at 4 sites, including 2 in Whipton Barton ward:
Thornpark Rise (garage site between Thornpark Rise, Thornberry Avenue and Birchy Barton Hill)
Hamlin Gardens (parking area...Read More »
Congratulations to Whipton Barton Junior School on getting a “Good” rating following last month’s Ofsted inspection. Particularly notable is the “Outstanding” grade for the behaviour and safety of pupils.
Olwen Foggin(picture:left), who is a governor of both Whipton Barton Junior and Infants schools commented: “I am delighted at this good outcome for...Read More »
Councillors Rosie Denham and Pete Edwards have been working with a number of residents of Wilton Way to help them set up a residents’ association for the local area. On 2nd February a public meeting was held to give other residents the chance to discuss the idea, and to discuss...Read More »
Alford Close, Bodley Close and Clifford Close – Olwen Foggin has requested that the footways at these locations are considered for slab replacement with blacktop as part of the Local Transport Plan Disabled Access budget.
Birchy Barton Hill – the whole road is now on the Micro Asphalt programme for 2013/14
Bramley Avenue – a...Read More »
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to save the Grenville Youth Club. Unfortunately the old building closed in January and County Council were not able to find a new venue in the local area. A consultation was carried out with the young people who attended the Club, and...Read More »
Whipton Youth Football Club is looking for new players for the Under 9’s and Under 10’s teams. Training sessions are held on a Friday night between 6pm and 7pm at Willowbrook School (and during the winter at St Peter’s High School). If you are currently in years 4 or 5...Read More »
Hill Barton Road: In response to residents’ concerns about speeding on Hill Barton Road, Devon County Council agreed to conduct a speed check in the area. A Speed Detection Radar was placed on a lamppost near the top of Whipton Barton Road from 8th August to 20th August 2012. The...Read More »
As residents will be aware from our previous newsletters, the City Council is hoping to convert the old Church site on Brookway into new social housing units, including three purpose-built wheelchair accessible homes. We can now report that some funding has been identified to allow the work to start in...Read More »
The future of the Youth Club held at The Grenville on Ringswell Avenue is under threat after a decision by the County Council to close the club from 14th December. The County Council Youth Service are currently consulting on different options, but at the moment there are no plans to...Read More »
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From 20 June -19 July Devon County Council consulted on the proposed enlargement of Ellen Tinkham School from 110 to 131 places with effect from 5 November 2012. No objections were received so the County Council has now issued a Public Notice, which gives people another opportunity to make any...Read More »