Tenants invited to learn more from the council about saving energy/money and how to cope with noisy neighbours

Do you want to keep safe and warm this winter? Do you suffer from persistent noise nuisance within your community? East Devon District Council is holding a series of roadshows in Honiton (27 October, 10am-12noon), Exmouth (30 October, 10am-12noon), Ottery St Mary (3 November, 10am-12noon) and Sidmouth (6 November, 2pm-4pm) to help its tenants learn how to save money through energy efficiency and how to cope with noisy neighbours.

Each roadshow will last around two hours and will offer members of the community the opportunity to meet the council’s Estate Management and Environmental Health teams, who will provide advice and information relating to energy efficiency and noise nuisance.

Council officers will be happy to discuss any issues tenants may have over barking dogs, late night parties, loud music or television and generally inconsiderate neighbours. They will also be able to advise tenants on ways in which noise nuisance can be prevented, as well as providing practical demonstrations.

Keeping safe and warm is a must with winter just around the corner, so officers will be talking to tenants about ways in which they can keep their energy bills down without catching a cold.

There will be Wii fit and chair exercise demonstrations for all ages and the local fire service will be talking about ways in which people can keep safe and warm through the winter months.

Commenting on the roadshows, Councillor Jill Elson, Portfolio holder for Sustainable Homes and Communities said:

We visit our tenants regularly and often come across people who are not aware of our services or outside agencies. Through these roadshows, we want to let our tenants know that we can offer advice and help on cost saving and energy efficiency, as well as practical support for issues such as noise nuisance. We believe these are important messages to get across to people.

We look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to these events. They can drop in at any time and enjoy some refreshments with us while seeking advice.

Energy efficiency and noise nuisance roadshow timetable

  • Tuesday 27 October,10am-12noon, Honiton Community College, School Lane, Honiton EX14 1QT
  • Friday 30 October, 10am-12noon Bidmead Community Centre, Bidmead Close, Exmouth EX8 2TF
  • Tuesday 3 November, 10am-12noon, Ottery St Mary Scout Hut, (access via a public footpath next to 1 Hillview, Winters Lane, EX11 1AT)
  • Friday 6 November, 2pm-4pm, St Peters Hall, Church Street, Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9PT.
  • Light refreshments will be served at the roadshows and anyone who attends can enter a free prize raffle.