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Women’s World Day of Prayer to be marked in Sidmouth and other news

07:00 24 February 2012

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Sidmouth will again join in Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2. Read this and more.

CHARITY MUSIC TREAT: A night of music at Sidford’s Blue Ball on Sunday (February 26) will boost Sidmouth Living with Cancer.

Special guests include La-La Choirs - with members from Exeter, Exmouth, Lympstone and Ottery St Mary - all led by conductor Sam Abrahams.

Other guests include members of Sid Vale Folk Choir.

There is free entry to the event, which begins at 8pm. Money from a collection will go to charity.

Floor spots are available.

Contact Sue on 07854 822809 or


DAY OF PRAYER DATE: Sidmouth will again join in Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2.

There will be a service at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Radway, at 2.30pm. This year, the service has been written by the women of Malaysia, with the theme Let Justice Prevail. Although organised and led by women, this is essentially a day of prayer for everybody and all are welcome to attend.

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ANNUAL ASSEMBLY: Sidmouth Town Council has announced its annual assembly will take place on Thursday, April 19, at Sidford Social Hall.


LOCAL PLAN PROGRESS: Four hundred submissions have been received by East Devon District Council (EDDC) regarding the draft Local Plan.


PARKING PROBE: Residents’ views are to be sought on whether parking spaces should become specifically for the use of council tenants in Arcot Park, Sidmouth.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) Housing Review Board members have recommended officers consult tenants about allocating and enforcing parking spaces for their use only - with a cost for the necessary permits.

In the 2011/12 financial year, a budget of £50,000 was set aside to resolve parking issues. A report reveals £15,000 has already been committed to address a problem at Furzehill in Sidbury.

A parking places order in Arcot Park would cost £8,000. Improvements might take three years to complete depending on funding availability each year.


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