1. This week's message from East Devon's Leader and Chief Executive
This Easter weekend with the weather forecast set fare we know that East Devon is a great place to visit and if we were in normal times we would want to welcome you, your family and friends with open arms to explore and enjoy the beauty of the area. However, we are not in normal times and the message is very clear – ‘Stay at home and save lives’,
Following discussion with Devon and Cornwall Police we have closed a number of beach-side car parks in Exmouth and Seaton and where it has been possible to do so have locked a number of our parks and gardens. If a public space remains open, remember the importance of social distancing and please don’t venture to the beach this weekend unless it is within walking distance of your home.
Our new Coronavirus Community Support Hub Hotline continues to provide much welcome help to our local residents, following feedback we have now introduced a postcode search facility on our website which will make it even easier to find out which community group or organisation in your local area is providing support and assistance. Please visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus to find yours.
Lastly can we remind you about the importance of being a good neighbour, unfortunately there has been an increase in calls to the council about fly-tipping, bonfires and other anti-social activities. Please play your role in supporting one and other at this challenging time and if an issue does exist please let us know.
Stay safe this Easter and remember together #WeAreDevon.
Councillor Ben Ingham, Leader, East Devon District Council
Mark Williams, Chief Executive, East Devon District Council