Police appeal after horse equipment stolen in Tipton St John and other news

Police are appealing for information after equestrian equipment was stolen in Tipton St John. Read this and more.

THEFT: Police are appealing for information after equestrian equipment was stolen in Tipton St John.

A Saddle, bridal, three head collars, horse medicine, parts for an electric fence and a spare wheel for a horse box, as well as other oddments were taken from a field and stables just outside the village between 5pm on Thursday, October 11, and 2pm on Friday, October 12.

If you have any information about the theft call police on 101 and quote crime reference number KO/12/568.


DOCTOR AVAILABILITY: The Coleridge Medical Practice said Dr Simon Kerr’s involvement in local GP led commissioning activity is making it difficult for some patients to book an appointment to see him.

But it says it hoped patients understood the value of the work he is doing so the surgery can have more of a say in the services they provide to the people of Ottery.

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A spokesman said: “We continue to be fortunate to employ Dr Peter Milner who is available to Dr Kerr’s registered patients on the days when he is not currently in practice.”


SKATEPARK AGM: The Ottery and District Skate and BMX Park group, which is the custodian of the town’s new skatepark, is holding its annual meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 7.30pm in the Town Council offices at the Old Convent.


CARNIVAL: Ottery St Mary Carnival takes place on Friday, October 26, starting at 8pm.

In a change from tradition brought about by Honiton Carnival taking place the following night, organisers hope locals will get behind the event.

The grand procession starts at Finnimore Trading Estate, travelling up through Mill Street to the Square, into Jesu Street and finishing by the Co-op.

For the first time, four classes will be judged en route with prizes presented before a firework display ends the evening with a bang.

Watch out for the Ottery float, which this year has a ‘Bollywood Dreams’ theme.

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