Jackie Brodie

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Bushell Ward Learn more

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Devon County Conservatives have been a bit short on facts when talking about education funding cuts. And this week we hear they are launching their own petition against the Government’s cuts. Petitioning their own Conservative friends that is? Meanwhile they are turning a blind eye and keeping quiet about the funding cuts they themselves are […]

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Absent Tory False Claims

by jackiebrodie on 21 March, 2017

Conservative County Councillor for Newton Abbot North, Eve Barisic, who is still claiming her £11,000 pa allowance whilst living in France, is also still claiming that she “lives in and loves” Newton Abbot, according to her Twitter profile!! Clearly she should have resigned from her post when her circumstances changed, but the local Conservative Party […]

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Are You Registered To Vote In DCC Election On May 4th?

by jackiebrodie on 18 March, 2017

Devon County Council elections will be held on Thursday May 4th. If you are already on the electoral register at your current address you need  do no more, and you will receive a polling card nearer the time. However if you have moved house or have not previously been registered then you have until April […]

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News that more money is being pumped into adult social care services by the Government is welcome and shows that we have been right to campaign for a better deal for Devon. The extra £15 million for Devon in the next 12 months will help to ease the pressures, followed by a further £10 million […]

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Litter Bins Unusable on Spring Clean Weekend

by jackiebrodie on 5 March, 2017

What a pity that the litter bins in Newton Abbot were largely full and over flowing before the Great British Spring Clean had even begun. On late Friday I noticed several bins in Queen Street and elsewhere were very nearly full to the brim. I assumed that they would be surely emptied, but no, they […]

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Highweek Herald Revamped

by jackiebrodie on 1 March, 2017

Apologies to the editorial team if “revamped” isn’t quite the right word. Some of you will know of the monthly Highweek Herald Parish Magazine. It has recently been renamed the Highweek Community Magazine and the production team wants to reach out to a larger geographical area, which would include Bushell, Abbotsbury and Orleigh areas, as […]

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Town Centre Tidy Up Thanks

by jackiebrodie on 26 February, 2017

Can I thank those that turned up yesterday for our community litter pick. In particular thank you to PCSO Anthony Wilson, and the 8 enthusiastic Police Cadets that joined us. They did a great job, as did the other stalwarts that turned up, some with their own litter pickers. The weather wasn’t the best, very windy and […]

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Massive Hike in Car Park Permit Prices Proposed

by jackiebrodie on 24 February, 2017

The recent budget proposals at Teignbridge Council included a number of significant rises in parking fees…including huge rises for permits. The cost of an annual “Newton Abbot General permit” for example is due to rise from £460 to £650. It is estimated that an extra £100,000 will be taken out of the motorists pocket. The […]

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Roll On County Election May 4th

by jackiebrodie on 23 February, 2017

The local Conservative Party have continued to support Cllr Eve Barisic as she continues her life in France. We wish her and her family well, but it is fundamentally wrong for her to have continued to serve for 3 years now as councillor for Newton Abbot North and claiming her £11,000 pa but clearly not […]

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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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