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August 2019

August 2019 residents magazine

East Devon residents' magazine August 2019
east devon update - residents magazine - east devon district council

Producing a carbon footprint for East Devon

We're on a mission to measure our carbon footprint

Melting ice caps

As part of signing up to the Devon Climate Change Declaration (July 2019), East Devon District Council is aiming to become carbon neutral. Carbon neutrality is a term used to describe the action that organisations, businesses and individuals take to remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as each put into it. The overall goal of carbon neutrality is to achieve a zero carbon footprint.

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Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme progress update

Find out how work is progressing on the Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme. This is a £12 million scheme to improve flood defences in Exmouth, which East Devon District Council and the Environment Agency are working in partnership to deliver. The scheme will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to over 1,400 residential and 400 commercial properties. Read more


Annual canvas 2019

Residents in East Devon should look out for a form asking them to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register about their address is correct and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible. Read more


Amazon jobs boost for East Devon

Amazon has confirmed it will relocate its delivery station in Heron Road to a larger 100,000 sq ft purpose-built facility in Exeter Gateway near Cranbrook, later this year. Read more


Crowdfunding helps new waffle house open in Axminster

Thanks to crowdfunding, including a £4,000 contribution from East Devon District Council, Axminster residents and visitors can now sample delicious waffles and drinks from Waffle, a new community waffle house, which has just opened in the town centre. Read more


Small businesses flourishing thanks to council funded support

Since the launch of Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub service more businesses have benefitted from Growth Hub support in East Devon than in any of the other 14 LEP districts. Read more


Respect taxi drivers awareness campaign launches in East Devon

Following recent reported incidents of abuse and assaults on local taxi drivers, the council and the local taxi and licensing association have launched a ‘No excuse for abuse’ awareness campaign, which aims to encourage greater respect from the public for taxi drivers in the district. Read more


Positive signs for wildlife thanks to Exe estuary refuge areas

The results of bird surveys on the Exe estuary show early indications that wildlife refuges are helping to minimise disturbance. Read more


Recycling lorry

Residents are top recyclers in district!

East Devon residents are the best recyclers

East Devon residents have been crowned the recycling champions of the county. Read more

Honiton Gate to Plate

Honiton Gate to Plate new date Sat 28 Sept

Poor weather forced the postponement of Honiton Gate to Plate, which was due to take place on Sat 10 August. A new date has been set and it will now be held on Saturday 28 September. Read more

Scott Phillips, lead singer of Honiton band Sweet Black Angels

Scott Phillips, lead singer of Sweet Black Angels will perform at Gate to Plate

Fantastic line up of events for all the family at Queen's Drive Space

Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive Space is buzzing with activity this summer with a top line up of things to do. Read more

Seaton Wetlands celebrates Green Flag status

Green Flags for our gardens and nature reserve

The prestigious Green Flag Award has yet again been presented to our Manor Gardens in Exmouth, Connaught Gardens, in Sidmouth and Seaton Wetlands nature reserve. Read more


Devon County double yellow line consultation

Devon County Council wants to extend their current parking permit scheme that allows care and health workers to park in some restricted places, to now include allowing them to park on single or double yellow lines. Read more


Events coming up...


Take a walk on the wild side with Countryside's events. Read more

What's on at Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Read more

See what's playing at Manor Pavilion Theatre. Read more