I met yesterday with members of the Colyford Speedwatch team, who are campaigning for traffic calming in the village. We discussed various possible measures, including a crossing and a mini-roundabout on the A3052, and a Gateway on Seaton Road where the cycle way meets the road (Colyton Parish Council have already supported a funding bid for this proposal, and I reported on my discussions at their meeting yesterday evening).
I hope to meet soon with Cllr Stuart Hughes, the Devon Cabinet member for Highways, and the Speedwatch teams in Colyford and Seaton Down Hill (Seaton) will soon be convening a new meeting with the County and Neil Parish MP, which will follow up from an initial meeting held in March.
Following the public consultation on 25 May, the information and feedback form are now online at http://eastdevon.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/seaton-beach-management-plan-consultation/
Where you can raise matters with Seaton’s Mayor, Cllr Jack Rowland, your County and District councillors and the Police. I’ll be at Marshlands, Seaton, on Thursday (unfortunately I can’t make Beer on Saturday).
As the General Election comes closer, I’m starting to get questions about the choice in Tiverton and Honiton. As an Independent councillor I will not be publicly supporting any of the candidates, but I will try to make sure they are fully aware of our local issues, especially over community hospital beds and the underfunding and mismanagement of the NHS in Devon.
Of the candidates in the Tiverton and Hospital constituency, two will be known to many voters – Neil Parish (Conservative), who has been our MP, and Caroline Kolek (Labour), former Mayor of Honiton. I have been in touch with both of them over the hospital beds issue. Now Matthew Taylor (Liberal Democrat) has contacted me, and I will shortly brief him about the hospital campaign. Gill Westcott is the Green candidate.
The only candidate I am actively supporting is Claire Wright, the Independent candidate in Devon East – if only we had someone like her on the ballot paper in Tiverton and Honiton!
I have set up a new Facebook page where you can follow and contact me about issues in the Seaton and Colyton division.
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