Latest Campaign Update Saturday 10th January

ScreenHunter_1112 Jan. 06 13.00Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who supported our Parish Council by attending the meeting on Wednesday. We lost count at 198, but estimate an attendance of in excess of 222. Truly phenomenal – and a clear indication of the support there is within and across the village.

As you may already know, the Parish Council voted in favour of employing a private Planning Consultant to support us in our fight. Obviously, the Parish Council may not be able to fund this itself, so please, please keep the pledges coming in (though we do not want any money at his stage!). We have been asked what the ‘going rate’ is: the simple answer is, whatever you can afford and feel is appropriate. Pledges thus far range from a few pounds to many hundred and all are equally appreciated.

Links to the media coverage announcing the outcome of Wednesday’s meeting, along with further details about the planner, Charlie Hopkins, will be appearing on our website over the next few days so do keep visiting. We very much want the website to belong to everyone, so do feel free to send in your contributions. Already people have promised to contribute relevant historical maps, pictures, related articles and one resident believes he may still have the particulars of his house from when it was first built in the middle of the last century!

As a campaign group, we are doing our best to keep everyone informed of any developments and communicate as effectively as we can. However, with a number of us working full time, this is not easy. We would therefore welcome any offers of assistance. Anything from printing these updates and posting them to members of the community without Internet access, to knocking on doors and asking people to sign letters would be appreciated. Even if you simply get one other person to register for the campaign, or offer to display a poster, we would be grateful.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, please, please ensure that every member of your household has submitted their letter of application – either online or on paper. So far, according to East Devon District Council’s website, there are fewer than 30 objections – which is in no way of reflection of the number who attended on Wednesday and certainly not enough to persuade the Powers That Be of our views. Therefore, if you haven’t already, please get your letter in before the deadline, 15th January.

Remember: together, we can do this!

ScreenHunter_1112 Jan. 06 13.00

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