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Stagecoach South West recently announced a reduced 1/1A/1B bus service effective from 2nd April 2012 the old and the new timetables can be viewed at
And also journey times to and from Exeter have increased as all buses now go via the narrow roads of Bradninch.
=== update 14/03/2012 ===
Pressure on Stagecoach is starting to have a positive effect and it looks as if the loss of the service covering the Old Tiverton and Langland roads in Cullompton will be reversed and and the alternative route using Colebrook Lane and Forcefield Road will not be adopted following pressure from residents. But currently the other proposed changes still stand so keep signing the petition please.
The high water bills in the South West, compared to the rest of the UK, has been one of the biggest issues in the region for the last 20 years. It is something many in Devon and Cornwall have been campaigning on all our careers. We are now within touching distance of solving this injustice.
The problem stems back to the privatisation of the water industry over two decades ago. Unlike the other utilities, water was split into regional monopolies so customers have not benefited from any price competition. Other factors created high prices; South West Water gained responsibility for the upkeep of almost a third of Britain’s coastline; it has to sustain this with only three percent of the country’s population. You then have to add the problem that the water infrastructure in the South West was far less advanced than other regions; requiring South West Water to raise even more over the years to bring the region up to standard.
Despite the obvious unfairness, the issue was not tackled by Government for a number of years. After a long campaign, we finally gained in 2008 the commission of an independent report to look into this, it published its conclusions in 2009 and finally in this year’s Budget, the Government announced its intention to resolve the problem.
The proposal is to provide £40million every year to reduce the average bill by £50 a year. All that needs to happen for the Government to adopt this proposal fully is to pass through the consultation process, which is currently underway. From there new legislation can be introduced to finalise the change. The more people who respond to the consultation, the more likely it is that the plans will be introduced.
The full consultation is here: http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult/2011/04/05/water-affordability-1104/
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Devon County Council receives a government grant (called Supporting People) to support vulnerable people. This includes helping to prevent homelessness, as well as helping homeless people get off the streets and have a better future.
This grant has only been cut by around 12%, but DCC intends to cut services supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (mostly run by local charities) by up to 40%! This is extraordinary disproportionate and against instructions by government Ministers.
Vulnerable people WILL lose their homes as a result of these cuts, which take effect in April 2011. Young people WILL be forced to stay in abusive and unsafe situations because there will be nowhere else to go. Supported housing projects helping people get back on their feet WILL be closed or dramatically cut back their services.
This will create untold human misery to people whose lives are already difficult enough.
But even if you have no heart, these cuts make no economic sense. If homeless people are deprived of housing and support, their lives will become more chaotic. Crime will go up. Antisocial behaviour will go up. Drug and alcohol misuse will go up. Mental health problems and hospitalisations will go up. A&E admissions will go up. More people will be in prison.
The list of consequences of these badly thought out plans goes on, and every one creates problems for the wider community and extra costs to the taxpayer. These cuts will COST money, lots of money, not save it.
All this will happen unless we, the voting public, make our views known. So join this cause, and let's tell DCC councillors what their voters think.
1.These are difficult times. But, as DCC's leader has said, we have to protect the most vulnerable at this time. This includes those at risk of homelessness
2.£1 spent on housing support saves over £2 in the long run through reduced crime and antisocial behaviour and improved physical and mental health
3.Central Government has only cut Devon's funding by 12%. It is grossly unfair to target homeless people with cuts of up to 40%
Lots of people have been unable to get tickets to see Elliot Minor/The Electric City in Exeter.
If the gig was moved to a bigger venue then more tickets would be available.
Delvin Arnold has purchased the property at 111 Exeter Road Hampton, NH. Mr. Arnold is proposing to have a 12 lot Subdivision in the now wooded area, which also has other issues. Those issues being the Water Table, Environment, Wildlife, & intrusion on the abutters. At the meeting on Feb. 2, 2005, Planning Board member Tom Gillick stated that the objective of the meeting was to review the design of the proposed Subdivision only. Many residents concerned about the proposed development attended the meeting to voice all their concerns, which are all viable.
We the citizens believe that the area is mostly wetlands which is already an ongoing issue currently that the Town of Hampton has yet to rectify. The water table rises in an area on Bourn Ave. that has residents outraged. We work very hard at keeping our property well maintained & the water issue is an ongoing battle. Water is currently being pumped through exposed PVC piping from the excess water and some days it may take hours for the water to dissapate. The traffic that goes down Bourn Ave. causes the water to almost go up to residents front doors.
Tom Gillick describes the situation as "temporary". I have lived on Bourn Ave. for almost 3 yrs and I have never seen the situation addressed appropriately. The residents that already have water problems in their basements will only become worse and extremely costly. There is also the Wildlife issue & Environmental Protection that residents would like to see.
The area is overdeveloped as it is & by forcing out the Wildlife, there is potential for more accidents & also the risk of the animals finding refuge in residents homes. I am a firm believer of protection of Wildlife, the land is currently their home and most of the residents do not want to see that destroyed.
These are all the concerns of the residents of Hampton, NH. that will utlimately be affected by this proposed development.
Exeter High School students and teachers have not been allowed to eat or drink in the classrooms. And many students have also been suffering from great exhaustion because of the early admission time and immense amount of homework. Many of us don't have enough time to eat breakfast. I propose that we should allow the students and teachers in Exeter High School to be allowed to have food and beverages in the classrooms.
This reason for this is because there is a great connection between food and tiredness. There have been studies that if you don't snack your energy level falls and you are not able to concentrate. Snacking will give you that energy that you will need to be able to concentrate in class. There have also been studies that if you don't get enough sleep it can lower your immune system.
By allowing the students and teachers to learn and teach better in school snacking during class will allow you to become more focused and more willing to learn.
I am starting this petition to get a feel of who would be willing to...
A) Support a legal event like this and pay £2-3 at the entrance to go towards local charities?
B) Would you be willing to enter competitions such as Sound Off / Show 'n' Shine / Best Dressed / Best Lit etc?
C) Would you be willing to spend money if we had some general trade stands there?