August 2018

Welcome to the August 2018 edition of East Devon's Residents' e-magazine

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Licensed to thrill - behind the scenes at Sidmouth Folk Week

Sidmouth seafront

East Devon District Council does much more than just ensure Sidmouth is spick and span for the folk festival

As thousands of people converge on Sidmouth's annual folk week, little do they know what happens behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the event.

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Share your thoughts on Exmouth Seafront

HemingwayDesign wants to hear your ideas about the exciting future of Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive site and its role for the future of the seafront and the town.

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Look before you leap

Diving or jumping into deep water is highly dangerous and potentially life threatening, so please follow our advice and stay safe this summer.

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A glowing review of East Devon

The district has had a terrific write-up in the Western Morning Business Review published on 5 July 2018. East Devon has been described as an unlikely location for bourgeoning businesses!

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Green Flag awards for three much loved green spaces

Connaught Gardens (Sidmouth), Manor Gardens (Exmouth) and Seaton Wetlands nature reserve - have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as among the very best in the world.

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£200,000 now available for community projects in East Devon

Funding is now available for East Devon community projects through the Communities Together Fund. Voluntary and community groups, town and parish councils, community interest companies and registered charities can all apply now.

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It pays to be green

Always use licensed waste carriers to clear away your garden waste – or you could end up being charged for fly tipping…

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Summer play festival breaks box office records

Sidmouth's immensely popular annual three month summer rep season at Manor Pavilion Theatre is breaking all box office records with box office takings in excess of £123,000 in the first month alone. 

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Sting in the tale

The hot dry weather has caused a dramatic increase in the number of wasps and East Devon’s pest control officer is working flat out dealing with wasp nests across the district.

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Local residents to receive important voter registration information

Residents in East Devon will soon be receiving a form asking them to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct as part of East Devon’s annual voter registration canvass.  

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Book your place on Working Together conference

Voluntary organisations and community groups, as well as Town and Parish Councils from across East Devon only have three weeks left (until 14 September) to book their places on the district council's FREE annual “Working Together for the Future of East Devon” 2018 event.

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Play it again East Devon

Four of East Devon’s services showed that there is much more to the district council than just bin collections and council tax, when they joined forces to organise a hugely popular free children’s event at Phear Park, Exmouth on 1 August in celebration of National Playday.

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Couple in World War 1 costume

Janet and Maurice Wood in WW1 costume

Exmouth tenants mark First World War anniversary

More than 70 East Devon District Council tenants enjoyed a street party in Exmouth to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Read more

Green Apple award

Green Apple award

East Devon now one of the top recycling councils in the country

East Devon residents are the best recyclers in Devon and, on your behalf, East Devon District Council and SUEZ UK have been awarded a Green World Ambassador award. Read more

Mamhead slipway

Mamhead slipway will close temporarily from 3 Sept

Urgent repairs to rock revetment at Mamhead

Mamhead slipway will be temporarily closed from 3 September to allow vital coastal protection works to be completed before the onset of winter. Read more

Dogs panting

Doggy party participants

Happy first birthday Devon Loves Dogs!

More than 15 local dogs celebrated Devon Loves Dogs’ first birthday earlier this month with prizes, games and treats for dogs, as well as a specially-made dog birthday cake. Read more

Exmouth seafront

Exmouth seafront

Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme public exhibition

You can find out more about the Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme at a public exhibition in Exmouth on Wednesday 5 September. Read more


Top class cyclists in action

Tour of Britain teams announced

Devon crowds will have the chance to see 11 of the top level WorldTour teams race compete in the Tour of Britain this September. Read more

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall

HRH Duchess of Cornwall and HRH Prince Charles

Royal seal of approval for Honiton Gate to Plate

Over 6,000 people flocked to Honiton’s first ever Gate to Plate event, featuring around 60 of the district’s most innovative and creative traders. Read more 

Snow picture

View talented artists' works on display at Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Events coming up...

Check out Countryside's exciting events. Read more

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

Entertainment galore at Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth. Read more