Notice of Poll and situation of Polling Stations, 23 June 2016

East Devon Council

Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union

  1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below:

    Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

  2. The hours of poll will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

3 Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth,
EX10 8HL by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 8 June 2016

  1. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 15 June 2016

  2. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral

Registration Officer at Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL by p.m. on Thursday 23 June 2016. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 p.m. on Wednesday 15 June 2016. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 p.m. on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

6. The situation of polling stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

Printed and published by the Counting Officer, Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL 

 

Gittisham to have its say on affordable housing

People with a personal connection to Gittisham in East Devon are being invited to provide their views on affordable housing for the village.

A housing need survey has gone out to all parish residents, but the group behind the survey says people from outside the parish can contribute as well by downloading the survey or contacting Devon Communities Together.

Housing need surveys are undertaken in communities to establish the level and nature of current and future housing need.

Gittisham Parish Council, in conjunction with East Devon District Council, has commissioned Devon Communities Together to carry out an independent survey of all homes in the parish.

Councillor David Valentine (Gittisham Vale ward), said it was crucial that as many people as possible fill in the survey and return it by 10th June.

“In our parish plan we asked residents if they would support small-scale development in Gittisham village, and the answer was a definite yes,” said Cllr Valentine.   “Respondents felt that there should be more affordable housing for local people and more housing available for rent, while retaining what keeps this community special. But if people want that to become reality, filling in this survey is the first step in that process because then we can assess how many people could benefit from affordable housing.  If there are people who’ve moved away from the parish because of the lack of affordable housing, we would really like to hear from them.”

Paper copies of the forms have been sent to every household in the parish and the survey will be open from now until 10th June.  People can also download the survey online to complete by hand at https://www.devoncommunities.org.uk/housing-need-surveys or contact Janice Alexander at Devon Communities Together who will send them a form.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

For further information, contact Cllr David Valentine on 01404 851322.

Notice of Referendum

East Devon

Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union

1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

2 Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 8 June 2016

3. New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 15 June 2016

4. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL by 5 p.m. on Thursday 23 June 2016. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5p.m. on Wednesday 15 June 2016. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 p.m. on Wednesday 15 June 2016

Dated: Tuesday 17 May 2016

Counting Officer Mark R. Williams

Housing needs survey – complete yours now and have your say on affordable housing

Housing needs surveys have gone out with this month’s Gittisham Gazette.  Please fill them in and return them to have your say on affordable housing in the parish, whatever your circumstances.  If anybody you know with a link to the parish might be interested in completing a survey, please get in touch via this website.

This is the first step in finding out if there is a need for more affordable housing in the parish, so please get those forms filled in and returned.

Thanks!

Road closure, Gittisham 8th April 2016

Circumstances and weather permitting, South West Highways will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works on behalf of Devon County Council, on 8 April 2016.   

The works will involve essential  surface patching works in the highway between Gittisham Farm Cross and Eveleigh’s Farm in the centre of the village.  In order to carry out these works, a road closure and diversion will be in place.

We’ve been assured that the work will be done first thing and won’t affect anyone attending the funeral of Richard Saunders at 1.30pm in the church.

Road closure for emergency sewage works

The road is closed between Parkers and Winsor Cottage for emergency sewage works.  No buses can pass through the village at the moment, and no end date has yet been given for the work although reckoned to be a couple of days.

Update on flooding 31/12/15

Road from Gittisham to Honiton past the forge impassable; more than 2ft of standing water, which is enough to float your car.  Access to village via Ironbridge.