East Devon District Council

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...

Exmouth clear up following unprecedented demand on services to keep streets clean and bins emptied

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council's StreetScene team were out on the streets and beaches of Exmouth at 7am this morning clearing up picnic and alcohol-related litter left behind from late night visitors last night. They were out until 10pm last night as well.

In a statement, East Devon District Council said: "With the warm weather, and as pubs and cafes are still closed, we are...

New coalition administration confirmed for East Devon District Council

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has a new administration following an extraordinary meeting of the council today. (Friday 29 May)

The meeting was reconvened this morning following technical issues with the council’s YouTube channel last night.

The Democratic Alliance group, the largest group on the council, has formed a coalition with the Independent Progressive group to...

EDDC renews its Public Spaces Protection Orders for dogs, seagulls and certain anti-social behaviour

Authored by News Desk

East Devon District Council’s three 2017 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) have now been renewed for another three years and come into force on 1 May 2020. They were due to expire on 2 May 2020.

The first two refer mainly to the control of dogs and also include a ban on feeding seagulls on the beaches and seafronts in order to discourage them from becoming a nuisance to...

East Devon Coronavirus Community Support Hub hotline launched

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council’s Coronavirus Community Support Hub Hotline is here to help local residents, communities and organisations access information and support such shopping, or volunteer their time and resources to help their local community.

From Monday (30 March) people have been calling the district council's Coronavirus Community Support Hub Hotline on 01395 571500 and we...

East Devon Coronavirus update – closure of parks, gardens, play areas, public toilets, beach huts/beach hut sites and suspension of green waste and bulky waste collections

Authored by Sarah Parker

Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon District Council’s Environment Portfolio Holder and John Golding, Strategic Lead for Housing, Health and Environment have confirmed that the council has closed parks, gardens, play areas and beach huts/beach hut sites.

The green waste and bulky waste services have also been temporarily suspended in order to focus resources on kerbside recycling and...

East Devon District Council makes new investment in Exmouth seafront

Authored by News Desk

East Devon District Council has purchased the Ocean Blue building on The Esplanade in Exmouth - LED Leisure Management Ltd will continue to occupy and pay a rent to the building’s new owners

East Devon District Council has completed the acquisition of the Ocean Blue leisure complex on Exmouth seafront for £2,700,000 using the council’s Commercial Investment Fund.

This is the...

Council to provide taxi drivers with health and wellbeing support

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council has identified a reduction in the number of licensed taxi drivers over the past four years, which can be attributed to a variety of factors including the decision by a number of taxi drivers each year to retire when the annual renewal of their licences is due.

This decline has been counter balanced by increasing numbers over the same period of new private...

East Devon District Council achieves top Platinum accreditation for being outstanding employer

Authored by Mike Page

Investors in People has awarded East Devon District Council with ‘We invest in people’, platinum accreditation.

Platinum is the highest level of accreditation possible to achieve on the We invest in people accreditation and is something only 2% of organisations achieve.

It means policies and practices around supporting people are embedded in every corner of East Devon...

Full steam ahead for Phase 3 of Feniton flood alleviation project

Authored by Mary

Feniton is set to see its long planned flood relief culvert (Phase 3 of the Feniton Flood Alleviation Scheme) installed under the railway line over the weekend of 2 and 3 May 2020

East Devon District Councillors gave approval for Phase 3 at a meeting of Cabinet on 5 February 2020.

Cabinet’s go ahead follows a successful bid by the council for additional central government...

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