Jackie Brodie

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Devon’s highest paid district council boss has been awarded two more pay rises worth an extra £6,645 — just 12 months after seeing her basic salary jump by £13,354, it’s been revealed. Teignbridge Council chief executive Nicola Bulbeck shot to the top of the Devon districts pay league after being handed the massive ‘gold-plated’ pay rise […]

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Secrecy Cloak Thrown Over Council Insurance Plan

by jackiebrodie on 15 November, 2016

A ‘cloak of secrecy’ has been thrown over a Devon council’s insurance arrangements – even though it published a public report setting out what it spends, and its intention NOT to look for a better deal. Now councillors who challenged the decision not to search for a saving have been told the debate about Teignbridge Council’s insurance contract MUST […]

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Council Pushing For Affordable Flats at Queen’s Hotel

by jackiebrodie on 11 November, 2016

I am aware of a current petition started by Chamberlain’s estate agents, directed at Teignbridge District Council, in relation to the Queen’s Hotel in Newton Abbot. People are requested to sign the petition “in support of the re-development of this site”, “in order to send a message to Teignbridge District Council that the re-development cannot […]

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Whitehill Planning Inquiry This Week

by jackiebrodie on 6 November, 2016

The Appeal against Teignbridge Council’s refusal of planning permission for 203 dwellings at Whitehill, will be considered at a Public Inquiry starting this Tuesday November 8th. The Inquiry is taking place in the Council Chamber, at Teignbridge Council’s offices at Forde House. Linden’s have appealed against the refusal, and evidence from both sides will be […]

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An application for 135 houses has been submitted on land at Berry Knowles on the edge of Newton Abbot, beyond the Vauxhall Garage, on the Bovey Tracey Road. The land which is owned by Sibelco is outside the Local Plan allocations for housing and as such is a departure from the Local Plan and will be […]

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Lack of Transparency over TDC Chief Executive Pay Rise

by jackiebrodie on 24 October, 2016

The following is a letter I wrote which was published in the Mid Devon Advertiser last week. In response to the letters regarding the pay increase for Teignbridge’s Chief Executive. It is unfortunate that Conservative Councillors have engaged in personal attacks on Cllr Hook and Cllr Dewhirst rather than concentrating on the subject matter. Perhaps this […]

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Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner, will be questioned by Councillors at Monday’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee (17th Oct). The public are very welcome to attend all Committee meetings that take place and I would encourage you to do so. The meeting starts at 10am. Following on, will be a talk by Jenny Turner […]

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Coombeshead Rd / Ashburton Rd junction tidied up

by jackiebrodie on 30 September, 2016

Today with the help of Cllr Gordon Hook and a local resident we have cleared the hanging vegetation and brambles from the corner of Coombeshead Rd and Ashburton Rd. I had spent some time trying to find who owned this small area of land surrounded by high walls on one side and a fence on […]

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Time running out to apply for central heating fund

by jackiebrodie on 30 September, 2016

Residents have until 14 October to apply for a grant which will help with central heating being installed into your house. Teignbridge District Council, along with other local authorities, is supporting the CosyDevon Central Heating Fund which is managed by their scheme partners E.ON, AgilityEco, National Energy Action (NEA) and Integrated Energy Services. The scheme […]

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