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March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the East Devon residents' magazine

East Devon March 2019 Residents' Magazine

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Terms being finalised for Exmouth watersports centre

Grenadier graphic

Watersports centre for Exmouth seafront

East Devon District Council and Grenadier are due to sign the final part of the agreement for a new watersports centre for Exmouth which will include a cafe and restaurant, public parking, communal space and a new ramp giving direct access to the beach. Read more


Rockfish bid for Sidmouth's Drill Hall

East Devon District Council's Cabinet has given the green light for further negotiations with top regional restaurant group Rockfish who have been selected as the preferred bidder for the Drill Hall site in Sidmouth. Read more


Homelessness - a vital responsibility

Homelessness is one of the worst life experiences anyone can go through and the council's Cabinet has just approved an effective strategy to help people in this situation. Read more


Nominations open for elections

Nomination packs for those wishing to stand for election on the district, town and parish councils on Thursday 2nd May are now available to prospective candidates. And this year there will be two count centres for the elections – one at Blackdown House in Honiton and the other at the Town Hall in Exmouth. Read more


Find out about Crowdfund Devon

For many years East Devon District Council, Devon County Council and Devon and Cornwall Police along with other local councils, have supported local projects through various funding pots. But now, in partnership with Crowdfunder and other local authorities from across Devon, they’ve launched Crowdfund Devon. Read more


£5 annual Council Tax increase

In line with many other councils across the country, East Devon District Council has agreed to a Council Tax increase. This amounts to a £5 annual increase for an average Band D property for 2019/20 and ensures it continues to secure crucial front line services for its residents and businesses. Read more


Annual cliff safety works underway

Annual cliff safety works are being carried out across East Devon. Read more


Minister praises recycling efforts

The astonishing recycling efforts of East Devon residents who have increased the district’s recycling rate by more than 8% from 46% to 54.2% in just one year has won praise from a government Environment Minister. Read more


Strata strikes Silver IIP award

Strata Service Solutions Ltd who deliver IT services to three Devon district councils has achieved Silver accreditation against the Investors in People standard following its first-ever assessment. Read more


Over 1,000 trees planted

Volunteers helped to put over 1,000 trees into the ground at community planting days held near Clyst Honiton recently. Read more


Axminster masterplan endorsed

Members of East Devon's Strategic Planning Committee endorse a masterplan for the Axminster urban extension subject to minor changes. Read more

Cllr Moulding You Tube Video

Cllr Andrew Moulding

Schoolchildren take part in Honiton HQ celebrations

Children and teachers from Honiton Primary and Littletown Academy joined the Council's Chairman Councillor Andrew Moulding to celebrate the official opening of East Devon District Council's Blackdown House HQ. Read more


sidbury play

Play area at Furzehill, Sidbury.

£150k investment on East Devon playparks

Young people in Sidbury and Honiton are in for a great Easter playing in the park following the fabulous refurbishment of two new play areas which have been opened. Read more

Happy East Devon tenant

Technical officer John Moss, left with satisfied tenant Mr Trebilcock

Heating upgrade success for rural tenants

Our Programmed Works team carries out much excellent work for the benefits of tenants and a recent case of a job well done plus satisfied tenants, involved a heating upgrade to a two bed bungalow. Read more

Mulching flower beds

Mulching flower beds

A cut above the rest

The green waste that we collect and turn into a nutrient rich compost is proving a big hit with our StreetScene team who are using it to enrich flower beds in the district’s parks and gardens. Read more

On Paper exhibition

Thelma Hulbert Gallery's On Paper Exhibition

Events coming up...


What's on at Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton. Read more

What's on at Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth. Read more

Wild East Devon events and activities. Read more