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

18:31

A storytelling for grown-ups workshop takes place tomorrow (Saturday, October 1) at Twyford House, Sidmouth.

Read more

Police say they have identified a semi-naked woman who sparked anger and scorn after she was photographed in a gross act of indecency with one of Exmouth’s dinosaur trail models.

Read more
12:30

Withycombe motorists face disruption due to water supply works for the second time this year after an upcoming road closure was announced by South West Water.

Read more
11:00

The first Exmouth Community Market (ECM) is tomorrow (Saturday, October 1), from 10am to 6pm, in The Strand.

Read more
10:00

An Exmouth athlete says he is ‘proud’ to have returned to the Paralympic Games, 12 years after making his debut.

Read more
06:30

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30

There’s still time to discover toys that are not only educational but have a serious adult message.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A binge drinker has been fined for stealing perfume.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:01

Fire crews were called out this morning (Thursday) to reports of a fire at a home in Rolle Street.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:50

Warnings of a potential nature and wildlife ‘catastrophe’ have prompted a motion calling for Devon County Council (DCC) to take action ‘before it is too late’.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications