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Dawlish Husting for Devon County Council candidates

by Martin Wrigley on 30 April, 2017

There was a great crowd for the Hustings on Friday evening, and we had a wide range of questions. I know some people weren’t able to get there, so I wanted to post my introduction and closing remarks from the evening. Hustings Introduction Thanks to the organisers, the other candidates and the audience. I’d like […]

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Dawlish to Teignmouth Cycle path – another fine mess…

by Martin Wrigley on 30 April, 2017

The failure of the funding bid for this section of the cycle path highlights the ongoing poor decisions from Devon County Council.  Why was it so important to put Traffic lights at Holcombe dip over Easter – at the same time as closing off the back road? DCC continues to look piecemeal at the cycle […]

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Cycle lanes nightmare in Dawlish Warren

by Martin Wrigley on 28 March, 2017

Devon County Council have put in a new set of cycle lanes on Dawlish Warren Road.  Normally cycle lanes let cars and bicycles co-exist safely, but local residents are furious over the crazy way it has been done, and feel let down by our county councillor. There is a wide cycle lane on each side […]

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Hop 2 Bus timetable reductions

by Martin Wrigley on 28 March, 2017

The campaign to restore the frequency of the Number 2 bus at peak times has gathered over 800 signatures since the service was reduced in January. Cllrs Martin Wrigley and Alison Foden supported by Cllr Alan Connett handed in the petition to the Devon County leader. Stagecoach bosses still claim that they haven’t reduced the […]

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South West Water has been making progress in fixing the sewage flooding issues in Secmaton Lane after successful campaigning by Councillor Martin Wrigley and local residents. SWW has reduced the flooding by frequently clearing the pipes, and using tankers at the pumping stations. Better news is that they have budgeted £1.2 Million to spend on […]

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Five Year Flood Finally Fixed

by Martin Wrigley on 16 August, 2016

Local residents were delighted that the persistent flooding on the Dawlish Warren Road at Eastdon has been finally fixed.  On August 4th a Network Rail crew replaced a tidal flap valve that prevents the high tide flooding the road. Local residents have been trying to get this fixed for at least five years, writing to […]

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Two weeks on…

by Martin Wrigley on 7 July, 2016

It’s been two weeks now since the EU referendum, and it feels like a lot longer.  When Harold Wilson said “A week is a long time in politics” I hadn’t realised how true that was. However while Westminster sorts itself out, and nationally we try to heal the division caused during the campaigns, I’m thinking […]

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In Dawlish Town Council last week, we had a revelation.  Teignbridge District Council (TDC) has been collecting cash from the housing developers since March 2014 to upgrade the sewers, and haven’t passed it on to South West Water (SWW). £150,000 to be precise, that had been collected to upgrade the sewers but has never been […]

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Junior Doctors on Strike

by Martin Wrigley on 27 April, 2016

As I walked to my meeting in London today I passed St Mary’s Hospital, and the crowd of doctors outside. They have my full support, I have a real issue with the misuse of statistics and approach that Jeremy Hunt has taken.  Doctors aren’t natural strikers, and the fact that they are out there shows […]

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As we continue to campaign to get the Dawlish link road to the Sainsbury roundabout completed, I am being asked about the state of the A379, Dawlish to Exminster. This is another piece of crucial infrastructure that is being ignored.  A few years ago there was a report that said that the road – and […]

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