Exmouth “regeneration”

Just wanted to share these photos with you. They were found on the fencing of Jungle Fun’s premises about lunch time today.

The messages on these banners are pretty clear. I’d say a resident/some residents are behind this who feel completely ignored and devalued by East Devon District Council, and who also want to share their support and solidarity with the owner and staff of Jungle Fun/Crazy Golf, during this truly heartbreaking time.”

A small selection of the 22 photographs – all available to anyone to share.

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Fast broadband for Blackdown Hills but not other parts of rural East Devon

From a correspondent:

Come to the Blackdown Hills in East Devon, Taunton Deane and Mid Devon where Gigaclear are bringing ultrafast broadband (Up to 1,000Mbps up as well as 1,000Mbps down) to 2,000 properties without a penny of public money. Villages in the area will become the first “Gigabit Villages” west of Bristol – better than any broadband service available in Exeter or Plymouth.”

See https://sites.google.com/site/upotterywebsite/broadband-1

More rural broadband – for Dorset

DOZENS more communities in Dorset are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband.

More than 26 per cent of customers in the Superfast Dorset area have already chosen to take-up the service, triggering a “Gainshare” award under the terms of the contract with BT to be used to further extend the fibre roll-out.

More than 800 premises in 31 areas have just been added to the Superfast Dorset roll-out plans for next year as a result of the high take up and efficiencies in delivery, which together are worth more than £1million. …”

Rural locations to benefit from superfast broadband

East Devon chose not to join a consortium to bring broadband to its rural areas, preferring to go it alone. It was turned down for grants because its bid duplicated the consortium bid.

If you are unhappy about this state of affairs, contact EDDC councillor Phil Twiss, the council’s rural broadband champion, who is the non-mover and non-shaker of this particular non-project:

ptwiss@eastdevon.gov.uk

In the past, Councillor Twiss has been quick to comment on this blog, we look forward to his comments on this topic.

‘Say NO to Sidford Business Park’, PUBLIC MEETING on Monday 12th Sept September 10, 2016

A public meeting organised by Sidford & Sidbury residents, with the support of East Devon Alliance, will be held at Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane, on Monday 12 September. Doors open at 6.30 pm for 7.15pm start. Coffee and teas available on arrival. Information displays to browse.

Sidmouth Town Council have already expressed serious objections to the height of buildings ‘up to 15 metres tall’ in Fords’ planning application.

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Imagine a London bus of equivalent height, to get some idea of the scale.
There’s more information on http://www.facebook.com/saynotosidfordbusinesspark

‘Say NO to Sidford Business Park’, PUBLIC MEETING on Monday 12th Sept