On May 2, residents will have an opportunity to elect new councillors to represent them on East Devon District Council, and all members of town and parish councils.
This is our big opportunity to make sure the right people are voted in. These elections only happen every four years.
In Seaton, many people know very little about what the town council is doing since the View From Seaton and Colyton closed down.
Yet it is supporting the Grizzly and Cycle Fest, organising beach cleans and artisan markets, getting traffic slowed on Seaton Down Hill, and negotiating with the primary school and Leisure East Devon to keep the school swimming pool open to all in the summer - to name just some current concerns.
With less press coverage, social media has come to the fore, and councillors have been getting a lot of stick.
Certainly, not everything is done as well and quickly as we might like but town councillors are unpaid volunteers and there is only one full-time employee, the clerk.
If you don’t like what’s going on, stand for election.
Nomination papers are now in Marshlands. Use your vote for people you can trust to work hard for the town.
Also let’s give a big welcome to Nub News, and hope it helps fill the information gap in our area.
Written by Martin Shaw - Independent East Devon Alliance county councillor for Seaton and Colyton. seatonmatters.org @MartinShawEDA
The Weston & Edwards group boasts professionally trained and experienced staff, fully equipped removal lorries for local and national moves. We also offer container storage in our modern, insulated warehouses including self-store storage.Click here
We offer first class health and safety advice, audits and inspections throughout the South West to our varied client base ranging from agriculture to wedding venues, encompassing construction and manufacturing along the way!Click here
We are a boutique and pro-active firm of Accountants and Business Advisers. Our comprehensive range of financial and business support services has helped many of our clients to grow.Click here
At Junction 24, the biggest and best table top bird show in the west!Click here
Freelance illustrator, graphic and surface pattern designer specialising in wedding stationery, bespoke greetings cards, stationery, gift wrap & fabric.Click here