Local News

Conservative MEPs re-open e-cigarette regulation debate

Conservative MEPs are taking steps to re-open the debate on restrictive new EU rules covering the sale of e-cigarettes.Julie Girling and Vicky Ford have written to EU Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas asking him to examine the latest evidence on the health effects of vaping and whether it can help long term smokers give up traditional cigarettes.

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Events

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) EventsBoth the CCGs that cover our area, NEW Devon and South Devon and Torbay, are developing a county wide sustainability and transformation plan. This is a national initiative to contribute to the implementation of the Five Year Forward View and the delivery of place based services. The aim of the plan is to identify the improvements we need to make and how they can be best delivered across Devon.

Play Torbay Art Competition

Sarah says, "I am delighted to be supporting their art competition and should you have any questions please do contact Carmen on 07775 830740 or email carmen@playtorbay.org.uk Full details, and terms and conditions can be found on their website."

Flooding in Totnes

Flooding in TotnesThe Environment Agency have announced a new initiative to reduce the risk of flooding in Totnes. Since the original flood defences were built in the 1980s there have been at least two separate occasions where some properties in Totnes have come close to flooding.For anyone concerned or affected by flooding there is going to be a public drop-in session in Totnes High Street at the Civic Hall on Saturday 16th April between 11:00am and 19:00pm

It's time for a bold and brave strategy on childhood obesity

Local MP, Dr Sarah Wolalston, has recently written an article for Politicshome on childhood obesity.A third of children are now moving on to secondary education obese or overweight. Independent data also highlights the stark and widening health inequality associated with obesity. A quarter of children from the most disadvantaged families are leaving primary school obese, more than twice the rate for children from the most advantaged families.

Happy New Year

 Happy New Year 2016 from Totnes Conservatives.New Year is all about promise and excitement. let us reflect on what we have achieved in the past, and resolve to make us do better in the upcoming year.