The Petition by Newton Says No on community petitions website Avaaz has passed 5000 signatures, the unofficial target it set out to reach.
The fact that fully one fifth of the parish now opposes the council's plans to drown us in concrete must surely be concerning a council that is hanging on by its fingernails (the Tory majority is just one councillor, and one Tory councillor is presently being asked to resign for playing solitaire throughout a meeting).
The numbers mean we go into this new year with fresh confidence and determination to make the council regret its abuse of Newton Abbot.
Jeremy Christophers, and his Executive, enjoy a majority of just a couple of hundred votes, secured by pushing any and every kind of development away from their own seats of power. It won't be enough to save them in May.
The petition will stay up.