Public Image Ltd to appear at Beautiful Days festival and other news

The organisers of the Beautiful Days music festival at Escot Park have announced Public Image Ltd will play at the event. Read this and more.

APPEAL: The owners of a car repair workshop in Fenny Bridges have lost an appeal against an enforce notice ordering them to halt their work. Planning inspector Paul Dignan issued his decision earlier this month and upheld the original decision, issued in September last year, by East Devon District Council. It alleged Beacon Garage, based in a former agricultural building at Little Ash Farm, was in breach of its planning permission, which did not allow for using the land as a car repair workshop.


FESTIVAL: The organisers of the Beautiful Days music festival at Escot Park have announced Public Image Ltd will headline on Saturday, August 18. Other acts, include Frank Turner, Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, The Waterboys and New Model Army, but more will be announced closer to the dates. Tickets are also now on sale online, but for more information email


FIRE STATION: Ottery Town Council has come out in support of the application to overhaul the facilities and create a new community room at the town’s fire station. The proposed changes would provide additional accommodation, office space, changing rooms and sanitary accommodation. The town council supported the plans at Monday’s planning meeting, but East Devon District Council will make the final decision next month.


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MAYOR’S CHARITY: The Ottery St Mary Hospital League of Friends has been named as the mayor’s charity of the year in Ottery.

Glyn Dobson announced the winner at Tuesday’s annual parish meeting.

For the past few years he and the town council have supported a local charity through publicity work, and chose the League of Friends due to its recent fundraising appeals to buy a new community ambulance.


CHAIRMAN NEEDED: Ottery in Bloom says it is still desperate for a new chairman and announced it will not be entering the South West in Bloom competition this year. In a report read out at Tuesday’s Annual Parish Meeting, the committee said it was planning to buy in red, white and blue plants to help the town celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.