East Devon District Council

Brixington Park

Exmouth play area benefits from £100,000 of exciting new play activities chosen by local children

Authored by Mary

The play area in Brixington Park in Exmouth has a new lease of life, thanks to East Devon District Council, which has put in £100,000 of modern and exciting equipment.

The new design has a lifeboat theme and contains all the equipment asked for by children and young people at Brixington Primary School and at several community groups that meet at Brixington Community Church. It...

EDDC rise to coronavirus pandemic supporting residents, communities and businesses

Authored by Mary

Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, East Devon District Council has worked quickly to ensure its residents, communities and businesses have been well informed, supported and protected. We will continue to support our district through the pandemic and we have produced an infobite which captures our response during these challenging times.

The infobite summarises in one place many...

Two fires at council-owned sheltered properties in Budleigh Salterton confirmed as arson

Authored by News Desk

Two small fires within five days at the Greenhaven sheltered properties in Budleigh Salterton are being investigated as arson by police.

The 24 flats are owned by East Devon District Council who are working alongside the Police and Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue who were called out to both incidents.

The first fire was in the early hours of Friday 24 July when a...

East Devon District Council to re-open 12 play areas

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council will be re-opening 12 play areas from Monday (13thJuly) following the relaxation of restrictions around the coronavirus lockdown.

The district council manages 71 play areas and eight outdoor gyms which were all closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the coming weeks, the council will assess the remaining 59 play areas and outdoor gym equipment...

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...


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