Jackie Brodie

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Town Centre Community Litter Pick – All Welcome

by jackiebrodie on 16 February, 2017

I have organised a litter pick in the town centre area for 2pm on Saturday 25th February. If you can tear yourself away from watching the Six Nations Rugby, or are actively seeking to avoid watching it, then please do come and join in. We will be meeting near the children’s play area in Courtenay […]

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School cuts worth £2.2 million will be avoided if a plan put forward by Devon’s Liberal Democrats is backed by councillors on Thursday (16th February). Head teachers across the county are furious about an extra cut, worth £33 per child, from school budgets being imposed by Conservative run Devon County Council. The cut piles on even more […]

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With over 600 of the possible 1800 houses at Houghton Barton (Mile End, Hele Park and beyond) already built or with planning permission, now would seem rather late in the day to be considering a Masterplan for the whole area. I don’t think anyone would disagree with that. If developers were willing to wait until […]

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Lighting Coming to Ashburton Road

by jackiebrodie on 3 February, 2017

I have just been informed that an agreement has been reached with the developer to get the lights at the new roundabout on the Ashburton Road turned on…..hopefully “sometime next week”. I’m very pleased at least one potential danger is being removed from the Ashburton Road in the very near future. I am continuing to […]

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Exeter Trump Demo

by jackiebrodie on 31 January, 2017

I felt compelled at short notice to join the protest in Exeter yesterday evening. It is not in my nature to stand by when I see wrong being perpetrated, locally, nationally or internationally. We can sometimes feel helpless to change the world around us, but standing together to challenge hatred and racism is important, and that’s […]

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Local schools are set to lose thousands of pounds under the Conservative’s new National Funding Formula for education. Big losers locally include Bradley Barton and Highweek Schools. Devon schools are already woefully under funded and these changes will make it even harder for many schools. The increases in funding for some of our schools are […]

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Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Policing Team

by jackiebrodie on 22 January, 2017

Newton Abbot’s Town Centre Police Team is back up to strength. Whilst we Lib Dems fought a campaign to keep open Newton Abbot Police Station it is now unfortunately closed, but the Police are now apparently easily available via email and social media. Let’s hope so, because using the 101 phone system has been exceptionally […]

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New Sign for Forde Close

by jackiebrodie on 10 January, 2017

Residents of Forde Close have suffered for many years with large lorries using their cul de sac in error. Jackie requested a new sign that has made it clear that there is no through road. If you know of a street name sign which is missing or damaged then please get in touch.

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Conservative Council Punishes the Poor

by jackiebrodie on 10 January, 2017

A debate was held at Teignbridge DC yesterday under the heading Council Tax Reduction Scheme. It sounds from the title as though Council Tax is to be reduced. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. The proposal is to remove council tax relief from some of the poorest in our communities. Some self […]

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On December 15th, the Liberal Democrats won another three council by-election victories in the SW, 2 of those here in Teignbridge, with huge swings from the Conservatives – securing the party’s best ever year for by-election gains. Complementing Sarah Olney’s victory in the Richmond Park by-election, the Liberal Democrats have gained 31 seats in local authorities […]

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