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November 2018

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

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Viewpoint survey results

Viewpoint survey video

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A big thank you to the 3,000 East Devon residents who took the time to complete our Viewpoint Survey. Your responses are invaluable in helping us improve, be innovative and more efficient. We've made a video to show you what you said! But you can also read the results on our website.

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Wild Exmouth project

The innovative Wild Exmouth community wildlife project has the go ahead now thanks to a £65,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant and funding from East Devon and Exmouth Town Council. It will help enhance the green spaces in Exmouth and engage local residents in exciting practical activities and events. Read more

Proudly presenting East Devon's annual report 2017/2018

The annual report for East Devon looks back at our performance over the year and charts our progress against our current Council Plan and its priorities. Read more

Unique opportunity to buy a piece of WWII history in Seaton

Seaton’s historic former World War II Searchlight emplacement building, which is owned by East Devon District Council, is being offered for sale by public online auction through Lambert Smith Hampton, at a guide price of £20,000, on 7 November 2018, between 10am and 3 pm. Read more

Increased flights set to benefit Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone businesses

Flybe recently added some extra flights on key business routes from Exeter Airport bringing improved national and international connectivity for corporate and leisure trips. Read more

Tour of Britain brings economic benefits

Thousands of spectators – and a fair few cyclists – converged at Cranbrook for the Devon leg of The Tour of Britain cycling race. It’s the tenth time in 12 years that the tour has come to the county and it set out from Devon’s newest town, snaking up to the north, passing through the pannier market in South Molton and finishing in Barnstaple. Cranbrook received some well-deserved national TV coverage and, just as important, a boost to its economy too. It’s estimated that the event brings in around £5 million to the county.

Help us collect more metal and recycle it into something new

East Devon’s award-winning recycling residents are being invited to step up to the challenge and recycle more cans and tins every week so the metal  can be transformed into something new. Read more

New patrol boat for the Exe Estuary 

A new patrol boat has been launched in the Exe Estuary to help protect wildlife and ensure water users stay safe. Read more

A balanced view - keeping planning in perspective

Development Manager Chris Rose explains how the planning system supports appropriate development in East Devon and affords significant benefits to the district, its economy and its residents. Read more

East Devon champions regeneration of seaside towns

The council and its partner organisations have been working hard to breathe new life into a number of seaside towns and communities located along the East Devon coastline, following a call for written evidence from the House of Lords Select Committee. Read more

Tenants prove a talented bunch

East Devon’s popular annual tenants’ gardening competition has revealed many green fingers across district. Read more

Habitat regulation officers update

Sama Euridge and Amelia Davies, our Habitat Mitigation Officers tell us about the work they've been doing in Exmouth to support the wildlife and their work around the wildlife refuges. Read more

Learn more about food hygiene inspections and ratings

Each year the council's Environmental Health team performs nearly 1,000 food hygiene inspections to ensure that the places where you eat are safe. Read more

In celebration of Millwey's memories

The highly successful Millwey Memories Axminster community project has come to an end following a summer of events. Read more

Queen's Drive Space in Exmouth

Queen’s Drive Space is a big success!

Feedback from visitors to Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive Space has been very positive according to a survey of users carried out in the summer. Read more

Car park

£2 Winter car parking

Anyone planning to start their Christmas shopping early should check out our winter parking special offer (1 Nov 2018 to 31 March 2019). The £2 daily tariff offers great value! Read more

East Devon mobile app

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Get the East Devon mobile app

The East Devon mobile app is free to use and available to download for iphone users from the Apple App store and for Android smartphone users from the Google Play Store. Read more

Skate park opening

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Opening of Phear Park skate park

Our brand new £150,000 skate park in Exmouth was opened in grand style on 26 Oct with a celebratory jam. Read more or watch the video

Sharon Scott you tube

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Meet Sharon Scott

Introducing Sharon Scott, one of our Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officers. Watch the video

Donkey foals

Mulch ado about donkey poo

If you see steaming flower beds in our parks, it’s all to do with a new compost mixture, containing donkey dung! Read more

Mikey Selley with his Judo medal

Martial arts tenant wins silver

One of our tenants from Littleham, Mike Selley, has won a Silver medal in the British open adaptive Judo Tournament at University College, Docklands in London. Read more

Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby

BBC Radio 4 live broadcast in Clyst Hydon

Clyst Hydon has been chosen to host the 9 November live broadcast of Radio 4's Any Questions? Read more

Events coming up...


Thelma Hulbert Gallery present makers exhibition

Our Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton invites you to the launch of Present Makers 2018 from 3pm to 5pm Sat 10 November. Read more

There are plenty of Countryside events to choose from. Read more

Additional Thelma Hulbert events. Read more

What's on at our Manor Pavilion Theatre. Read more