East Devon District Council

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...

Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan FAQ web pages updated and project’s next steps outlined

Authored by Mike Page

East Devon District Council has updated and extended the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page of the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) section on the East Devon website to incorporate a number of recent developments within the scheme, which it was felt would be beneficial to the public to have further explanation.

The BMP FAQs are designed to help improve public...

New partnership for local woodland

Authored by Mary

Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve is now being managed by East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team in partnership with Axe Vale & District Conservation Society (AVDCS), following the dissolution of the long-standing Holyford Woodland Trust.

Holyford Woodland Trust (HWT) was formed in 2001 when South West Water put the wooded valley up for sale and the cost of purchase to...

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