Exmouth pulls display at county show and more news

A display showcasing the best of Exmouth, promoted by the Town Management Partnership, has been pulled from the 2012 Devon County Show. Read this and more.

‘LISTENING’ COUNCIL PLEDGE: The district council has vowed to listen to those who know Exmouth best when it comes to deciding the future of the town

East Devon District Council’s chairman, Councillor Peter Halse, this week told Exmouth Town Council a new-style district council would endeavour to be more approachable with greater transparency.

Cllr Halse said: “We will strive to bring the authority and power back further down.

“The people who know what’s going on are always at ground level. The people who live and work in Exmouth know more about it than anyone is going to do.


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“I hope this new council will be a lot more positive to listening, rather than telling people what to do. I very much hope it will be a more open council.”

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CHANGE OF TACK: A display showcasing the best of Exmouth, promoted by the Town Management Partnership, has been pulled from the 2012 Devon County Show.

Exmouth Town Council, on Monday, voted to instead spend the cash on Exmouth’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympics celebrations.

The council said the display could return to the county show in future years.

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TOUR PRAISE: Praise has been heaped on those who helped the smooth running of Exmouth’s leg of the Tour of Britain.

Exmouth town councillor Alison Halgh this week thanked all those who put the town on the map, saying visitors had left with a good impression. She said: “The Tour of Britain organisers said it was one of the best finish lines ever experienced.”

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