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  • 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...


  • 30 Oct 2017

    REPRESENTATIVES from the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were in Okehampton today to meet with Central Devon MP Mel Stride and various local stake holders including Town Mayor Jan Goffey, Devon County Councillor Kevin Ball and West Devon Borough Councillor Mike Davies.

    Mr Stride organised the meeting to seek answers on a number of specific issues re.... Read more...


  • 27 Oct 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride was given a tour of Powderham Castle on Friday by the Earl and Countess of Devon, Charles and AJ Courtenay. The ancient Grade 1 listed fortified manor house dates back to 1391 and is a member of the Historic Houses Association (HHA).

    Mr Stride, who has a keen interest in history and is qualified tour guide for some of England’s most historic sites, including S.... Read more...


  • 24 Oct 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has praised the hard work of the Sticklepath and Okehampton Conservation Group (STOC) and Highways England for making major environmental improvements at Blackhall Farm between Okehampton and Whiddon Down.

    Announced yesterday, the team picked up the Big Biodiversity Challenge – Maintenance and Management Award for creating a wetland area, laying new hedges and.... Read more...


  • 13 Oct 2017

    TEIGNBRIDGE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU’s plans to provide house-bound clients with help through a home advice visitor have been backed by one of the district’s two Members of Parliament. Central Devon MP Mel Stride met with the branch’s Chairman Andrew Wilson and the Chief Officer Vincent Willson recently. He was also updated on how the branch is providing non-clinical advice from Buckfastleigh Med.... Read more...


  • 06 Oct 2017

    ASHBURTON TOWN CLERK Bruce Broughton sat down with the town’s Member of Parliament recently to discuss ideas on how to facilitate the building of more affordable housing for local families. Mr Broughton, who took over the role after the retirement of John Germon in January this year, expressed his disappointment with the decision by Teign Housing to sell off seven flats at The Hall on Eastern R.... Read more...






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