September 2019

September residents' magazine

east devon update - residents magazine - east devon district council

Tell us what you think about our proposals to increase council tax reduction support for low income working age households

Around 3,000 households in East Devon would be better off if proposals approved


Low income families in East Devon could benefit by an estimated £270,000 in extra support towards paying their council tax in a scheme which is being consulted on from until 10 November 2019. We want to know what you think about these proposed changes so please complete the online questionnaire.

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East Devon supporting Empty Homes Week 23-29 September 2019

We're proud to announce that we are participating in National Empty Homes Week 2019, which highlights the issue of empty homes. We offer advice and support to anyone concerned about empty properties and may be able to offer loan assistance. Read more

Learn more about crowdfunding at free workshop sessions in Honiton

Anyone involved with a not for profit group can find out more about crowdfunding, at free introductory workshops in October and November, which are being run by East Devon District Council in Honiton. Read more

Have your say on Pebblebed Heath proposals to improve visitor access

Residents and visitors are being asked to share their views on proposals to enhance their experience and protect the wildlife at the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, locally known as Woodbury Common. You can read more in this advisory report. The consultation will run for six-weeks from 23 September 2019 to 5pm on 4 November 2019. Read more

Sidmouth Beach Management Scheme funding gap urgently needs to be filled

Partnership funding of £1.5m for the beach management scheme is a critical element in accessing government grants and needs to be in place by August 2020 if the scheme is to go ahead. If funding cannot be found locally an alternative plan, involving only the town frontage, will be worked up and submitted for approval. Read more

Disappointment as work on Feniton flood alleviation scheme cannot take place in October

Network Rail has confirmed that work on Phase 3 of the flood alleviation scheme for Feniton, due to be carried out in October, cannot take place as post tender negotiations with the suppliers are now required Read more

Budleigh skate park gets £150,000 cash boost from council

Work has already begun at Lime Kiln skate park in Budleigh Salterton, where we are installing a new £150,000 modern sprayed concrete skate park, Read more

Book your place at Working Together 2019 conference

Voluntary organisations and town and parish councils are being invited to our free Working Together for the Future of East Devon 2019 event, on 24 October, 9.30am-2.30 pm, West Hill Village Hall,Ottery St Mary. Read more

Council’s workshop programme gives small businesses a helping hand

Small businesses in East Devon have been benefitting from a series of council funded workshops and one-to-one support. Read more

A big thank you from Surfers Against Sewage

Our licensing team was delighted to receive an email of appreciation from Surfers Against Sewage after we accommodated the charity with a promotional pitch during the first weekend of Sidmouth Folk Week. Read more

Open water swimming proves a hit!

A new open water swimming scheme for people aged 55 and over is proving a huge success already, with sessions already oversubscribed! Read more

Propeller co-working space benefits from East Devon advice on business rates

The Propeller Group in Exmouth has been successfully growing its co-working space in Exmouth after East Devon District Council’s Economic Development team developed a successful pitch for discretionary rate relief. Read more

car with people

Zero emission electric taxi gets go ahead from council

Our Licensing Sub-committee has approved an application to licence an electrically propelled, zero emission car as a new private hire vehicle. Read more

Mixed vegetables

Amazing events at Honiton Gate to Plate

Honiton’s High Street will be bustling on Saturday 28 September as around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers will be joined by top chefs, food experts and talented entertainers for this year’s Gate to Plate. Read more

bright flowers

Bollywood comes to East Devon's flower beds

Seeds of change - a riot of searing shades of orange, pink, yellow and purple blooms are now being grown in East Devon's flower beds. Read more

Well trodden wrong ways exhibition

Well trodden wrong ways at Thelma Hulbert

Way to go at Thelma Hulbert

Well Trodden Wrong Ways
is an exciting new exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, which explores the well-trodden East Devon Jurassic coast through sculpture, photography, film and drawing.14 Sep-26 Oct. Read more


Tenants green fingers provide the wow factor

Our tenants of East Devon District Council have excelled themselves in this year’s Tenants’ Gardening Competition with an outstanding selection of garden entries. Read more


Happy 2nd birthday Devon Loves Dogs!

Devon Loves Dogs celebrated the second year of making new friends and furpals at a pawsome birthday party recently. Read more

Events coming up...

Go wild with Countryside Read more

What's on at Thelma Hulbert Gallery Read more

Manor Pavilion diary dates Read more