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Ottery Care Home celebrates ‘Good’ CQC rating

King’s Manor Care Home, in Ottery St Mary has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas following a recent Care Quality Commission inspection

The 66-bedded, purpose-built luxury care home in beautifully landscaped gardens, which specialises in the provision of nursing, residential and dementia care, was found to offer safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led care, with a ‘good’ rating...

Ottery play area to get £50k revamp, with 12 metre zip wire

An Ottery play area, designed by more than 200 local children, is getting a £50,000 revamp, with new equipment including a ground level trampoline and a 12 metre zip wire.

The Winter’s Lane play area, owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC), will also be getting a 2.4 metre tall rope climbing pyramid, a slide and climbing area, picnic bench, a toddler swing and a toddler and...

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Ottery landlord has starring role in new pub kitchen seminar

On September 20 The Chefs’ Forum is presenting a seminar for all pub kitchens – and Volley landlord Mike Down is making his small screen debut!

The two-hour event in partnership with Rational focuses on how new technology is enabling pubs like the Volunteer Inn to do more with less. It will also cover topics such as Natasha’s Law, healthier menus, waste reduction and future staffing...


Ottery food festival announces stellar chef line-up

The organisers of the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival have revealed the line-up of chefs for this year’s event on September 11 - and the list is impressive.

Kicking off the demos with a masterclass in shredded duck spring rolls is Jazzi Curley from Devon Cookery School. Jazzi was cooking tutor for Jamie Oliver in London before returning to Devon and setting up her own...

Community connections a priority for new manager revitalising care home 

A new manager has taken the helm at King’s Manor Care Home, in Ottery St Mary, Devon, with exciting plans to build even more relationships with the community.

Marita Westaway, brings a wealth of experience having worked in the care sector for 20 years, latterly as a home manager in Honiton

As well as bringing fresh energy and seeking to build on successes within the home,...

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Elf Sparkle Cycle Day for brain tumour charity

Garden centre fundraiser in memory of former Santa Express driver

Team members at Otter Garden Centre in Ottery St Mary are rallying round with a seasonal fundraiser in memory of their colleague Rob Gillingham.

Sadly Rob, described by colleagues as a kind, lovely man, passed away from a brain tumour earlier this year. He was well known for his annual stint as the popular Santa...