Dis united Kingdom

by davidcox on 30 March, 2018

Labour and the Conservatives do not agree on much, but both go along with regressive changes to benefits policy, the very poorest people in our communities are going to see big cuts in their already meagre living standards. The changes to benefits policy are massively bad news for the 50%+ of families in our country […]

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Trolls

by davidcox on 30 March, 2018

Over a decade ago, I was always very proud when shopkeepers et al would compliment me on the politeness and manners of my daughters. But I have to ask are good manners a redundant concept these days, any disagreement, it seems is the instant trigger for obscenities and vile online comments using offensive language. The […]

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Peter Williams Sweeps to Victory

by davidcox on 11 February, 2018

Thank you! Peter Williams swept to victory yesterday in the Teignmouth Town Council Central Ward by-election with 438 votes, increasing the majority from 44 votes to 73 votes over second place Conservative Ian Palmer with 365. The by-election was cause by the sad passing of veteran Liberal Democrat councillor Roy Phillips, who won the Central […]

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Unwelcome surprise for the New Year

by davidcox on 13 December, 2017

An unwelcome surprise for the new year is a detailed planning application for 255 houses west of Higher Exeter Road (Planning Application 17/024880/MAJ) I strongly opposed and moved refusal of the outline application for Higher Exeter Road at the Teignbridge planning committee on 29th July 2014 to grant outline planning permission (14/00447/MAJ), the vote was […]

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Spelling Out Success

by davidcox on 9 December, 2017

The Beach clean team are celebrating the ‘excellent’ rating awarded to Teignmouth bathing waters by the Environment Agency. Well done to Alison Eden getting the town council to commit to high standards a year ago, keeping the momentum to make sure our beaches are amongst the cleanest in Europe.

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Dystopian Town

by davidcox on 2 November, 2017

DevonLive has done a great dis-service to Teignmouth, they have cobbled together a story from social media chit chat and it would appear taken quotes from an article in the Teignmouth Post written by a journalist who was actually at the meeting. Instead DevonLive created a tabloid-style story of a dystopian town under siege from […]

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Change in Law

by davidcox on 2 November, 2017

After theft of funeral collections, Teignmouth Town Council agrees to write to MP and Speaker of House of Commons for change in Law. Supporting Jane Kelly’s call for Undertakers to be regulated like charities.

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Devon County Council Liberal Democrat councillors have submitted a motion calling on the council to use whatever means it can to stop the pay rise being implemented. Cllr Alan Connett, shadow leader of the council, said: “At a time of ever tightening pressure on the public purse and yet more cuts in council services in […]

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The Government has been accused of “chilling callousness” over a tough new benefit cap that could lead some families to lose more than £100 a week (from the Independent). From Monday, the annual limit on welfare payments to unemployed households will drop from £26,000 to £23,000 in London and £20,000 outside the capital. The move […]

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Big Weekend – Big Problem

by davidcox on 18 April, 2016

I welcome Radio 1’s Big Weekend pop concert coming to Powderham Castle next month; however I believe it is fundamentally wrong to use £100,000 of Council Tax payers’ money to help fund this event. That error of judgement is now compounded by local councillors being offered two tickets each for the event! It staggering that […]

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