Do they care?

07:00 02 February 2013

Reading the report in the Journal (January 3) Councillor Steve Gazzard is ripping into the owner of the Ship Inn concerning the display of a few bright, professionally-painted signs placed outside his pub, claiming them to be a distraction to the motorist.

I am astonished that a councillor finds the time to get uptight about such trivial matters.

One must compliment Mr Dyer, and his daughter Tammy; they have thrown their heart, soul, and enthusiasm, and wealth of experience into turning this barren street into an asset for Exmouth town when many people of Mr Dyer’s age are mothballing themselves for retirement.

I drive past Mr Dyer’s pub daily. Indeed, as one drives up High Street one is looking straight ahead, or watching that no one steps out from the numerous parked plumbing vans that are frequently scattered around, one is therefore not looking side to side.

I also note that there is a huge sign dumped opposite the marine camp, so large it is on a trailer, and also another at the Saddlers pub, both placed so that the passing motorist can’t help but notice them. This is the main artery road into Exmouth subject to hundreds of vehicles per day, but has Councillor Gazzard mentioned these, not signs that are tucked up a little side street in Exmouth. I, as a huge taxpayer, ask Councillor Gazzard why he is not only wasting his time, but also tax payers’ money.

Should he not be spending his time urging Devon Highways to investigate the huge cracks that have appeared around the manhole covers at the junction of Market Street, and Rolle Street - obviously subsidence of the sewers is already commencing in this £3million so-called Exmouth enhancement programme. Why is he not getting hot under the collar about the deplorable footpath slabs protruding upwards around the shopping area of Exmouth? Many slabs when trodden on wobble as if an earthquake is happening underfoot.

Why not get some of these property landlords together and ask them why their high rents are contributing towards Exmouth as a thriving shopping centre being killed off. Church Street is a good example.

Thank God that this other ill-conceived idea of a council-erected proposed monstrosity of a café in the Strand gardens has been shelved - what a white elephant that would have been, again at the tax payers’ expense. Do these councillors really care about the town?

Roy Penberthy

Langstone Drive

Exmouth

0 comments

Other News Stories

Saturday, March 28, 2015
St John's Court team manger Trevor Moir, Senior Mental Health Practicioner Steve Hammond and Dr Teg Freer are pictured seated on the new bench that was presented by the Mens' Shed this week. Ref exe 0590-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A men’s social group has once again come to the rescue by hand-crafting much-needed seating for a vital local service.

Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Hugo Swire stock picture

Hugo Swire’s election rivals have called on him to apologise after he was secretly filmed joking about welfare claimants at a Tory fundraiser.

Read more
Friday, March 27, 2015
Rolle College, Exmouth.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9254-18-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Community volunteers have sealed a deal to reopen part of the mothballed Rolle campus for the Exmouth Festival.

Read more
Friday, March 27, 2015
A la Ronde Assistant House Steward James Weckmueller winds a Grandfather clock dating back to around 1820 which was made by David Whitelaw of Edinburgh. Every Sunday at noon during March visitors to the National Trust property can watch all the clocks in the house being wound and set. Ref exe 0537-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Visitors to A la Ronde this month have been watching the clocks at the National Trust house being wound and set.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A rugby themed easter egg trail is taking place along the Exe Estuary

A special Easter egg hunt inspired by the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off along the Exe Estuary Trail on Saturday, March 28.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ocean Blue. Ref exe 1212-33-14SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Leisure East Devon (LED) has announced it has agreed a 25-year lease to manage the Ocean Blue complex on Exmouth seafront.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Topsham Devon Air Ambulance Trust is open for business again after a recent shop refurbishment. Cutting the ribbon is Tom Robertson, Chrissie Peel, Nigel Hare, Martin Bell and Sarah Woolfenden. Ref ext 1296-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

One of Topsham’s two Devon Air Ambulance shops held its grand re-opening on Saturday, March 21.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bus service cuts have been opposed by Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

Cuts to bus services in Budleigh Salterton could leave the town ‘cut off’ and affect its young people, representatives have warned.

Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Exeter Crown Court.

An ambulance driver based in Exmouth has admitted driving on a forged licence. Eion Crowley, who was sacked from his job by managers, was given a two-year conditional discharge at Exeter Crown Court.

Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Ref exe rolle college

Rolle College will almost certainly re-open in May, seven years after it was mothballed, and host the Exmouth Festival .

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder