Fit for purpose offices and improved services remain top priority for East Devon

East Devon District Council’s cabinet members have agreed to accelerate the refurbishment of Exmouth Town Hall and to relocate some key staff and services as early as November 2017 so that the council can ensure improved service provision in its largest town.

Recent survey work undertaken by the council as well as experience on the ground shows a clear demand for housing benefit, council tax support and housing services generally in Exmouth.

Tenants have moved out temporarily during the refurbishment, but the council looks forward to welcoming back Exmouth Town Council, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Registrar and Volunteers Service to help East Devon create an important and much improved service hub for the town.

By accelerating this part of the move the council has the opportunity to improve its service and make use of a council owned asset, which is in desperate need of refurbishment.  

The council remains committed to relocating the rest of its staff into fit for purpose offices as soon as possible despite the recent planning application for Knowle being rejected.

Councillor Paul Diviani, the Leader of East Devon District Council, said:

The council will continue to be ‘open for business’ no matter how our customers wish to contact us, but this enhanced presence in Exmouth aims to ensure that we meet our commitment to providing high quality services to all our communities.