The owl returns …..

EAST DEVON WATCH

Shining a light into the darkest corners of East Devon

Contact us at eastdevonwatch@gmail.com

“Nothing about us, without us, is for us”

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Owl belongs to no political party, is not financed by any political party or politically aligned individual or group, but DOES support AUTHENTIC political independence in local politics.

“Totalitarianism is what happens when the elite gets together with the mob”

Hannah Arendt

EAST DEVON WATCH SUPPORTS CLAIRE WRIGHT (INDEPENDENT) IN THE UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION IN EAST DEVON AND WHOEVER IS PREDICTED MOST LIKELY TO COME SECOND TO NEIL PARISH IN TIVERTON AND HONITON

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2019/09/29/is-east-devon-watch-anti-tory-yes-and-no/

PegasusLife service charges

PegasusLife now own the former EDDC HQ site in Sidmouth. A comment from the Guardian on the poor value of their retirement flats:

“.. you might be interested to know that another of these retirement property firms (Oaktree Capital-owned Pegasus Life) has just jacked up its monthly fees by around 50%. They did this around a fortnight before a relative of mine was due to move into a new build scheme, which is about a year behind schedule. Her monthly fees (for a one-bed flat costing ~£500k) were set to go from £600 to around £900. Absolutely outrageous.”

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/nov/16/flat-retirement-builder-value-mccarthy-stone?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Record number of adults living with parents

“Record numbers of young adults in their 20s and 30s are living with their parents, according to official figures, with critics blaming soaring house prices and rents.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that over the last two decades, there has been a 46% increase in the number of young people aged 20-34 living with their parents. Over the same period, average house prices have tripled from about £97,000 to £288,000.

In total, 1.1 million more young men and women are now living at home, with the number increasing from 2.4 million in 1999 to 3.5 million in 2019. …”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/15/record-numbers-of-young-adults-in-uk-living-with-parents?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other