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  • 09 Dec 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride visited Brainwave in Crediton High Street today after the charity shop was broken into on Monday. This was the latest in a series of break-ins that have occurred in the town in recent months targeting local businesses. The visit was organised by local trader and former Town Councillor Dan Webb.

    Mr Stride said:

    “I am deeply concerned about the number of in.... Read more...


  • 09 Dec 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride visited Crediton Parish Church for the town’s Christmas Tree Festival. The annual event features more than 70 illuminated and decorated trees ranging from 3 feet to over 25 feet filling the church every December. 4,000 visitors are estimated to attend the free event which exhibits displays from various groups within the town including local schools, scouts and swimmi.... Read more...


  • 09 Dec 2017

    ASHBURTON’S Town Mayor Sarah Parker-Khan, Member of Parliament Mel Stride and new Portreeve Jenny Giles visited a number of local businesses that have opened in the town in the past year. Organised by Stuart Rogers at Ashburton Post Office, the trio visited East St Kitchen, WM Guitars and Jaded Palates, as well as POP Lighting which is due to open in January.

    Central Devon MP Mel Stride s.... Read more...


  • 09 Dec 2017

    SANDFORD PARISH COUNCILLOR Michael Lee celebrated the launch of his book ‘Dowrich – The Story of an old Devon House and its Farm’ today. Mr Lee purchased Dowrich – a Grade II listed mansion house situated on a hill about two miles north-east of Sandford Church – in 1981. He finally found the time to write a book about his life and the house that he loves after handing over farming responsibilit.... Read more...


  • 22 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride, who also serves as a minister in HM Treasury has welcomed the budget delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today (22/11/17) and described it as especially good news for Devon.

    Mr Stride, who has served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury since June, welcomed the focus on housing and the NHS. He said:

    “The Chancellor reported today o.... Read more...


  • 20 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed the announcement of £9,000 of Government funding for the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team. The money has been allocated by the Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant Fund, administered by the Department for Transport, which is now in its fourth year and supports the work of charities that provide rescue services on coastal and inland waters, sometimes.... Read more...


  • 16 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is urging local residents to support Small Business Saturday on 2nd December. It is the fifth year of this not-for-profit campaign in the UK and organisers are hoping to make it their most successful year yet with a new mobile app which has nearly 30,000 small businesses listed all over the country on its small business finder. Businesses can register and advertise f.... Read more...


  • 14 Nov 2017

    HUNDREDS of primary school pupils have entered a competition to design their Member of Parliament’s Christmas Card this year. For the fifth year running, Central Devon MP Mel Stride has invited pupils in the 43 primary schools in his constituency to showcase their artistic talent. The winning drawing will appear on the front, and two runners-up on the back, of more than 1,000 cards he will send.... Read more...


  • 13 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has praised local organisations in his constituency for engaging with UK Parliament Week and is urging young people in his constituency to check out a local event, watch Prime Ministers Questions or just have a chat with a friend about a political issue that matters to them.

    UK Parliament Week runs from 13th-17th November and is an annual festival that engages .... Read more...


  • 10 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is supporting the Okehampton & District Community Transport Group in their goal to fund the purchase of a new wheelchair-accessible vehicle through Aviva’s Community Fund. The fund supports a wide range of projects that make a difference in communities across the UK.

    After casting his vote online in support of the charity Mr Stride said:

    “Having spent.... Read more...


  • 06 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is supporting a call from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for local residents to have their say on their Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2018-2022. More detail, including a copy of the draft plan, details of how to get involved and a questionnaire to capture residents views can be found at Read more...


  • 02 Nov 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride met with Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to discuss a range of policing issues. At the top of the agenda was the challenges of rural crime and how rurality is taken into account in the police funding formula – an issue Mr Stride agreed to take up as part of his ministerial role as Financial Secretary t.... Read more...






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