The aims of the community development team are to improve lives and make a positive impact in communities across the district.

We do this in a wide range of ways, from supporting activities in sheltered housing; running fun days in the summer, where we take our circus skills out and offer free fun for families, to supporting local community groups in delivering local services. For example in Honiton we have supported a number of local community groups to deliver activities from youth groups to netball to therapeutic horticulture.

Part of our week is spent running youth groups in our Housing Estates; we run groups in Littleham, Exmouth; Millwey, Axminster and Heathpark, Honiton. We also deliver and support one-off events, work with community groups, develop projects and contribute to multi-agency meetings, such as Early Help or Local Action Groups.