The Herald has interviewed the new mayor of Ottery:
Cycle pathway top of wish list for Ottery’s mayor
A cycling path through Ottery and engaging young people are among the top priorities of the town’s new mayor.
Roger Giles was voted in to the top role at Ottery Town Council last month and has spoken of his aims for the next year.
Among them is to assist a group of volunteers working towards creating a new cycle way along the old Ottery railway which will take in the Otter Valley countryside from Feniton through to Sidmouth.
The mayor said: “If I had a magic wand and could wave it, the first thing I would want is to turn the old Ottery railway line into a cycle way. People could enjoy the countryside. People would come from London and other places and get off at Feniton and have a few days cycling and they will spend their money in pubs, shops and restaurants. It will be off road so young people can learn to ride in a safe environment.”