Contact: Jamie Buckley
Phone: 01395 517569
Have you ever thought about getting in touch with us to find out how you can become involved in Council services that affect you?
We engage with residents about many different things using a variety of methods to reach the people whose views we are seeking. We are committed to engaging with users of our services and stakeholders in the setting and prioritising of our objectives, so that we deliver our services cost effectively and how, when and where our customers would like them.
Engagement is an integral part of promoting a strong local democracy. When we engage with you, although we listen to everything that is said to us, we remain the ultimate decision-making body, whose role it is to balance the differing needs of members of the community.
The methods of consultation we use include:
- Paper based questionnaires and surveys
- Public meetings
- Open days
- Visiting residents at their homes
- Telephone interviews
- Online consultations and surveys
- Speak Now- residents' panel
Any resident of East Devon over the age of 18 can join our Speak Now residents panel where you will regularly be asked about our services. To find out more, or to join go to: www.eastdevon.gov.uk/speaknow
Current and future community engagement and consultation
This lists what you could currently get involved in or get involved in soon. East Devon District Council is committed to involving you in its services as there are tremendous benefits to East Devon residents, the Council and its partners of community engagement. We know that by talking to local people we will get the necessary feedback to provide the right services and make the right decisions. We work hard to engage with thousands of people across East Devon every year.
|Name||What is it all about?||Start Date||Closing date||More information|
|Budleigh Salterton Sports Money||There is £35,000 of Section 106 sports money (from new developments in the town) available in Budleigh Salterton. We worked with Budleigh Salterton Town Council to collect in ideas from the community. Residents now get to vote on which proposals they want to see happen.||Voting - 25 May at Budleigh Gala on the Green, 1pm to 4.30pm.||
Voting form showing eligible and affordable projects (15KB Portable Document Format - 24 May 2013 - PDF Help)
|Sidmouth Sports Money||There is £250,000 of Section 106 sports money (from new developments in the town) available in the Parish of Sidmouth. We are working with Sidmouth Town Council on this project, we want ideas from the community on how to spend £150,000 of it. Once ideas are collected in people will get to vote on how the £250,000 is spent.||20 May 2013||28 June 2013||Press release asking for ideas (40KB Portable Document Format - 24 May 2013 - PDF Help)|
|Public Open Space at Cranbrook||There will be a large open space in the middle of the new town of Cranbrook. We worked with the local school to find out what the children want the play area part to be like. We are getting several possible designs in from contractors for the whole open space area, residents and the children will then be invited to vote on which design they want to see happen.||June 2013||June 2013||Results from the initial school consultation (21KB Portable Document Format - 24 May 2013 - PDF Help)|
|Sustainable Communities Act||Anyone living in East Devon can submit proposals to us about how they feel power and funding should be diverted away from Central Government.||March 2013||October 2013||Find out more|
|Viewpoint Survey||East Devon District Council will send out a postal questionnaire to 3,000 randomly selected households throughout the District. The questions will ask about the Councils services and what you think of your area as a place to live.||6 June 2013||2 August 2013||Not available yet|
|Community Flood Forum||We will be inviting Town and Parish Councils and other relevant groups. We are organising for speakers at the event that can help our communities be better prepared to deal with flooding. We will also be asking towns and parishes what we can do to help them be better prepared.||23 July 2013||N/A||Not available yet|
|Working Together for the Future of East Devon event||Voluntary and community groups and Town and Parish Councils from throughout the District will be invited. Attendees are given important, topical information and asked for their views.||11 October 2013||N/A||Not available yet|
|Take Over Day 2013||This will be the fifth year EDDC have taken part in a national day to celebrate children and young people. Around 40 children aged 10 and 11 from four different schools will come into the Council offices to experience some of the Councils services.||22 November 2013||N/A||See previous Take Over day entries in the Have Your Say archives.|
|Neighbourhood Assessments||Our Environmental Health Team carries out Neighbourhood Assessments throughout the District. This involves walking the streets and visiting peoples homes to find out what they think of their environment.||Various||Various||The results from neighbourhoods that have already been assessed|
|Housing Service Satisfaction Survey||Satisfaction surveys are continuously undertaken to monitor the standard of service provided to EDDC tenants and leaseholders.||
It may be the case that you can’t have your say on all the current consultations as some may only be relevant for the views of a certain town, age group or specific organisations.
Page last updated on 24 May 2013