Stop Line Way overlooked again as Devon gets more money for cycling projects

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When will Seaton and Axminster county councillors, Marcus Hartnell and Ian Hall, do something about the extension of the multiuser trail from Colyford to Axminster, planned from 2011 and buried by the ruling Tory group on the County Council?

(From Devon Live):

Walking and cycling schemes across Devon have received millions of pounds of cash to help them come to life. A number of priority active travel projects in Exeter, Newton Abbot, North Devon and Torridge will be supported with the funding to enable and encourage more people to walk and cycle. Daniel Clark http://www.devonlive.com  Devon County…
— Read on eastdevonwatch.org/2023/05/23/devon-gets-millions-of-pounds-to-help-new-cycling-projects/

My column in the local press has been cancelled

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My fortnightly column in the Midweek Herald, Sidmouth Herald and Exmouth Journal has been discontinued. The editors have told me that they have too many political columns – but regular contributions by three Conservative politicians, Simon Jupp MP, Cllr John Hart and police commissioner Alison Hernandez, will continue, while on the other side only Cllr Paul Arnott and occasionally Richard Foord MP remain.

I’m not complaining, but it seems to me that with a General Election approaching where the East Devon seats will be more closely fought than they have been for a generation, the press should be scrupulously maintaining political balance.

I’d like to thank all the readers who’ve given me such positive feedback over the last three years – it’s made it all worthwhile. My apologies to those who thought I wasn’t outspoken enough, and to the gentleman who told me last year that I was too anti-Tory – perhaps now you understand why!

Green Wedge developer, Baker Estates, ditches affordable housing in another development

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We said all along you can’t trust developerspromises about affordable housing – perhaps Cllr Hartnell will now join the Seaton residents opposing the proposal?

Developer Baker Estates says last year it realised it wouldn’t make financial sense to deliver the project with affordable housing
— Read on http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/developer-ditches-affordable-housing-south-8397192

Please support families seeking asylum, housed in a hotel near Exeter – Refugee Support Devon

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TotalGiving™ – Please support families seeking asylum, housed in a hotel near Exeter. – Refugee Support Devon – Fundraising Page
— Read on www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/hotel