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Local democracy in the Sid Valley and East Devon

  • by JW

… pointing to the key issues


The VGS website has added a new ‘page’:

Local democracy – Vision Group for Sidmouth


Link to the Sidmouth Town Council website

It points to issues around how local government functions in the Sid Valley and East Devon – how well it is working and how any initiatives to help things move forward are working.


The page does not include every story or initiative, whether official or from lobbying groups – simply because there are so many going on.


However, the VGS social media pages do endeavour to keep abreast of any such features.

To take a couple of examples from the past week:

SidmouthNubNews on Twitter: “If you want to give your views on the permanent closure of these town centre roads, you’ve got until July 2 to do so

John Loudoun on Twitter: “59 @eastdevon councillors had to meet totally socially distanced in very large room at commercial venue to hold our annual meeting. For a year we’ve done this remotely & it worked. Legislation made us do this against our wishes

Or press releases:

21 May 2021 – Blue Flag Award 2021 winners revealed: Exmouth and Sidmouth boast some of Britain’s nicest beaches – East Devon

21 May 2021 – EDDC are expanding their perennial planting displays – East Devon


And the news pages carry a fair amount on local democracy issues too – again, with examples from the past week or so:

District Council leadership elections – Vision Group for Sidmouth

The ‘Net Zero’ Exeter plan at risk – Vision Group for Sidmouth

The new planning reform bill: further commentary – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Levelling up in East Devon – Vision Group for Sidmouth


For an overview of the issues, though, the new page is the place to go!

Local democracy – Vision Group for Sidmouth