Cllr Alan Connett

Liberal Democrat councillor serving Kenton with Starcross on Teignbridge District Council and Exminster and Kenton division on Devon County Council Learn more

Details of road work planned for Ide

by alanconnett on 21 July, 2015

Extensive road works are planned for Ide and below is a note from the contractors, South West Highways, explaining what’s planned and when: Circumstances permitting, the works are to be undertaken as follows: Monday 27 July – Wednesday 29 July: Road closure outside of the school to facilitate drainage works at this location. Thursday 30 […]

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The election of Tim Farron as Leader of the Liberal Democrats has been welcomed by Cllr Alan Connett, who leads the party’s councillors on Devon County Council. “I welcome Tim as our new national Leader. We look forward to working with him and building back across Devon, said Cllr Connett. He added:”In Devon, residents are paying more council […]

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Children getting to school safely

by alanconnett on 14 July, 2015

Problems for children walking to school have been raised with me in both Kenton and Kennford, where parking near the village schools is becoming an issue. In Kenton, where there are parking restrictions, the county council’s parking enforcement officers have been asked to visit, particularly when vehicles park on the corners or in other places […]

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Call to halt fall in recycling in Teignbridge

by alanconnett on 7 February, 2014

Falling recycling rates in Teignbridge – once in the national top 10 of recycling authorities – must be reversed if the council is not to avoid a further slide into failure. Figures collected by Devon County Council show the once top recycling district in Devon is slipping down the league table as recycling rates tumble. […]

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Stop the recycling decline in Teignbridge

by alanconnett on 7 February, 2014

Falling recycling rates in Teignbridge – once in the national top 10 of recycling authorities – must be reversed if the council is not to avoid a further slide into failure. Figures collected by Devon County Council show the once top recycling district in Devon is slipping down the league table as recycling rates tumble. […]

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Houses planned for New Road car park in Starcross?

by alanconnett on 4 February, 2014

Teignbridge Council is looking at the future of the popular New Road car park in Starcross. It was 11 years ago the Council tried to bring in parking charges for a car park that serves a really important function of keeping cars off the local roads which are already busy and often congested. Now, the […]

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Budget bombshell at county hall

by alanconnett on 3 February, 2014

The future of the Meals on Wheels service in Devon is at risk today following an announcement that the contract will not be renewed as part of the Conservative budget cuts. Alongside that, the future of the county council’s residential care homes (574 beds) is also ‘under review’ and we have learned that 26 of […]

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Housing plans sent to Inspector

by alanconnett on 21 June, 2013

Plans for at least 12,400 houses to be built in Teignbridge have now been sent to the Government’s independent inspector by Teignbridge Council. The Conservative run council has earmarked green fields around the Devon Hotel for ‘at least’ 2,000 new houses, eating into the green belt between Exminster and Exeter. In addition, they plan ‘at least’ 900 […]

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New classrooms win funding

by alanconnett on 29 May, 2013

Good news for Exminster and Ide Primary schools. Ide will get funding for a new classroom to be built while Exminster has been given the green light for the much needed four new classrooms to go ahead. Work at Exminster could start this October and a decision on the planning application is expected next month […]

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Teignbridge Council spent £33,700 on aerial photography in a single month, I have discovered. Two payments were made to a firm – £8,174 on January 9 and a further £25,526 just 19 days later on the 28 January. Teignbridge is meant to be strapped for cash! Mind you, it’s found £3,000 for a video to […]

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