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Is East Devon the South West’s best kept secret for holiday makers?

Authored by Mary

The South West might be Britain’s premier holiday region full of world-class tourist attractions, unique food and drink and breathtaking scenery, but with it comes overcrowded hotspots as tourists seek alternatives to cancelled overseas trips. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to lurk over just about everything we do, this autumn is the time to explore off the beaten track and see what...

Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth

Events to restart on East Devon District Council land

Authored by Mary

The relaxation of lockdown rules and new guidelines from the Government has enabled East Devon District Council (EDDC) to agree that the process for hiring EDDC land can commence again from 3rd August.

The council facilitates over 300 events across East Devon parks, gardens and beaches every year. Events range from local community events, markets, live theatre, fun fairs and weddings...

East Devon District Council to re-open a further 12 play areas

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council will be re-opening a further 12 play areas from Monday (27th July) following the relaxation of restrictions around the coronavirus lockdown.

Of the 71 play areas and eight outdoor gyms managed by the council, this announcement brings the total number of play areas open across the district to 24. We will continue to assess the remaining play areas and...

Households asked to be patient as crews redouble efforts to collect the backlog

Authored by Mary

Cardboard recycling has doubled in East Devon since the coronavirus lockdown in March from an average 250 tonnes a month to a whopping 526 tonnes a month – and there are no signs that these record collections are letting up even with the easing of restrictions.

East Devon residents – who are officially the best recyclers in Devon – are continuing their excellent recycling record...

East Devon beaches claim Blue Flags and Seaside Awards for 2020

Authored by Mary

Blue Flags will be flying high above the beaches of Sidmouth and Exmouth from this week (w/b July 6) and these beaches, along with Seaton and Budleigh have also won prestigious Seaside Awards too ranking them among England’s best in the country.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy give the awards in recognition of beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach...

East Devon District Council to re-open skate parks and multi-use games areas

Authored by Mary

Four skate parks and 12 multi-use games areas (MUGAs) will be re-opening to the public from Monday (6 July) and East Devon District Council is working towards opening some play parks too over the coming weeks as the UK gradually comes out of Coronavirus lockdown.

The district council manages 71 play areas, as well as the skate parks and MUGAs, which were all closed in March due to...

New round of discretionary grant funding opens for East Devon businesses

Authored by News Desk

The second round of funding for East Devon businesses will be launched on 6 July. It follows the first round of Government’s Discretionary Grant Fund for small businesses and charities which closed on 24th June.

The second round will be open for online applications from 12 noon on the 6th July to 5pm on the 17th July at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/discretionary-business-grant .

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Update on East Devon skateparks and multi-use games areas

Authored by News Desk

East Devon District Council has received a number of enquiries from people who would like to see our skateparks and multi-use games areas re-open.

While we understand the eagerness by some to use these much-loved facilities, government guidance has advised that playgrounds and similar facilities must remain closed for the time being until we are told otherwise.

These...

Tributes paid to ‘Mr. Axminster’ Alderman Douglas Hull

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council Alderman Douglas Hull, who has died recently, was Mr. Axminster, a much loved Councillor who sincerely held his constituents close to his heart, writes Cllr Eileen Wragg, Deputy Leader of the Council.

Cllr Wragg said that Alderman Hull “could be seen as flamboyant, even eccentric at times, but what was not in doubt was the compassion and empathy that he...

East Devon invests £325,000 on improving children’s play areas

Authored by Mary

Four play areas across East Devon are to be refurbished over the next few weeks as the district council spends a total of £325,000 on improving them.

Although play parks cannot be currently used due to the government’s Covid-19 restrictions, the council is taking the opportunity to replace some of the equipment so that the areas will be ready for children and young people to play...

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