• Praying for rain

    As I write this, my prayers have been answered: it is pouring with rain!

    This week, I have had to clean huge amounts of dog mess off the pavement outside my business in Ellacombe, and it has been the same for the shop opposite. It is a disgusting thing to have to do at the start of the day – or anytime for that matter.

    Then, yesterday, on my way to the town hall, I had to join other pedestrians in picking my way down Market Street to avoid the poo that had been spread by the feet of the less vigilant (or less lucky). I suppose some of those poor people who trod in it will have had their whole day ruined when they walked it into their homes.

    Dog mess is one of the top issues in my mailbag and, frankly, we should not have to rely on heavy rain to clear up the problem. The disgusting people that permit their dogs to foul the pavements and then do not clear it up should risk a real chance of a fine, and not be able to leave their mess without let or hindrance.

    There are now only two dog wardens for the whole of the Bay (yes, two) so it is small wonder that the problem is getting out of hand as bone idle owners have a practically free hand to foul our environment.

    So what is the answer? Well, the one that I will be pursuing is the zero-tolerance blitzing of local areas rather than asking our two wardens to cover the entire Bay area at any one time. This would mean spending a whole week, or more, dishing out maximum fines to as many lazy dog owners as possible. The worst affected areas are well known, so work could start straight away. To this end, I will be putting down a question for answer at the next meeting of full council (February).

    In the meantime, here comes the rain again...



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

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Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

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I am also generally available each Monday between 12 noon and 1pm at the Office of William Dartmouth MEP, at 49 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AW

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2013-2014, I had the honour of being elected Chairman of Torbay Council.

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