Sidmouth councillors told to declare interests and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 December 2012

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Town councillors were told that Save Our Sidmouth (SOS) is a lobbying group and should be registered as an interest. Read this and more.

LOBBY GROUP: Town councillors were told that Save Our Sidmouth (SOS) is a lobbying group and should be registered as an interest like any other when they met on Monday.

They heard events such as last month’s rally on Knowle could prejudice their opinions before discussions take place.

Town clerk Christopher Holland said he had to read in the Sidmouth Herald that the SOS organised march was attended by councillors Ian Barlow, Mary Jolly and Dawn Manley.

Cllr Barlow said: “I went to the march to listen to people but I should have said I did so. I always try to hear both sides before I make my mind up.”

Mr Holland added that it was up to councillors to declare their interests and to use their own judgements where this would be necessary.

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PANTO PREP: Tickets for Newton Poppleford’s pantomime are on sale now for their show next year.

The Riverside Players will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn in the village hall from February 13 to 16.

Tickets (£7 or £3.50 for under-16s) are available by calling 01395 568897.

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LADIES’ LUNCH: The Women’s Institute in Newton Pop’s festive party and meal is this afternoon (Friday) from 2.30pm at the village pavilion.


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