Jackie Brodie

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Bushell Ward Learn more

Homelessness Awareness Week Oct 9th – Oct 13th

by jackiebrodie on 9 October, 2017

Teignbridge District Council and Exeter City Council are stepping up their homelessness support with a new campaign aimed at highlighting all the good work that goes on in the area and raising awareness of the issue. The two councils have teamed up to launch Homelessness Awareness Week which runs from 9 to 13 October. The […]

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Community Involvement in Highway Maintenance Tasks

by jackiebrodie on 19 September, 2017

The article below, was my contribution to the Highweek Herald in September. “This month I thought I would tackle the thorny (sometimes literally) issue of weeds, overgrown hedges, blocked gutters, dirty road signs and all those other tidying up jobs which Devon County Council will no longer carry out. Perhaps I ought to explain first why […]

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DCC Conservatives add £15m to Reserves

by jackiebrodie on 19 September, 2017

A debate was held last week at County Hall, instigated by the Lib Dems, regarding the wisdom ( or otherwise) of the Conservative administration taking £2.2 million from the schools budget and adding £15 million to the reserves. The action was defended by the Conservative spokesperson on the grounds that the £2.2 million was moved […]

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Letter to PCC Alison Hernandez – Car Crime Newton Abbot

by jackiebrodie on 3 September, 2017

 It can’t have escaped many people’s notice  that we are currently experiencing a wave of car crime in Newton Abbot, the likes of which we have never seen before. I’m sure I’m not alone, in fearing that its only a matter of time before my car will be the next target, and I approach my car […]

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Head to Dawlish Leisure Centre on Sept 5th, for a free event organised by Teignbridge District Council in support of its Zero Heroes project, to promote energy efficiency and associated cost-saving measures for members of the public and businesses alike. Visit trade stands for renewable energy, waste reduction, green travel and saving energy at home […]

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My First Highways and Traffic Orders Committee!!

by jackiebrodie on 17 July, 2017

It has been an extremely busy time in my first couple of months in my new role as County Councillor. I thought it more important to get on with the job, rather than spend time putting news on this website. There is much that I could, maybe should, have reported on in that time, but let […]

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“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us” Jo Cox’s first speech to Parliament. In celebration of Jo’s belief that we have more in common, Newton Abbot will be hosting its own Great Get Together this weekend, Sunday, June 18th, 2pm – 5pm. Anyone is welcome, of course!! […]

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The General Election Hustings will now take place on Weds May 31st, 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Devon Square. All candidates will be attending.

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The General Election Hustings 2017, that were due to take place tomorrow Weds 24th, at St Paul’s Church have been postponed, in the light of the tragic events in Manchester yesterday. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the attack. We, along with the other political parties have agreed to suspend our campaigns until […]

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Secure Your Vehicle Against Break Ins

by jackiebrodie on 22 May, 2017

A Message from Newton Abbot Police Over the weekend, police have received multiple reports of thefts  from motor vehicles in Newton Abbot. Officers are reminding members of the public not to leave valuables in the vehicles – thieves know all of the hiding places. We would also advise car owners to park their vehicles in a garage or […]

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