Teignmouth Hospital and wild camping

There was a good meeting of Teignbridge full council on 21 Feb 23.


As well as agreeing the budget, I was happy to support a recommendation from the executive that TDC continue to oppose the closure of Teignmouth hospital. There is a crisis in care, with decades of austerity policies finally exposed for the asset stripping that they are.

I also supported a notice of motion which was successful is establishing that TDC Opposes the loss of the right to wild-camp on Dartmoor, and sets out the actions to be taken by TDC. It is a small step, but those steps each make a small difference to the direction we head in towards the future. As local councils, the National park authority, and the community all unite in our outrage that an private individual who owns a large portion of our national park, has been able to overturn this established and long recognised right.