East Devon beach huts and chalets to re-open with charges reduced for the remaining season

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council’s beach huts and chalets will re-open from Saturday 4 July, in line with the government’s relaxation of lockdown rules.

The council has 417 beach huts in Beer, Budleigh, Exmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth. It has 20 chalets in Exmouth, which, along with the 68 beach huts can be used all-year-round. The season for the other beach huts runs from late March to the...

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...

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...

Council appeals to visitors to help keep the district tidy, behave responsibly and keep to the social distancing rule

Authored by Mary

As Government lockdown restrictions are easing, beaches, parks and public spaces in East Devon are busier than ever and visitors are being asked to help the council keep the district tidy, behave responsibly and keep to the two metre social distancing rule.

Since the early May Bank Holiday, people have been taking advantage of the good weather, and the council has seen exceptional...

New Mortgage Information Support Service to ease financial worries of homeowners in Exmouth

Authored by Mary

Mortgage Advice Bureau in Exmouth has launched a dedicated Mortgage Information Support Service to help homeowners who are worried about their finances as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The free support service, which is available to homeowners in Exmouth and the surrounding areas and the surrounding areas, has been set up to answer any queries or worries local...

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...

Brixington Blues FC scores new kit thanks to Exmouth McDonalds

Authored by Mary

Local grassroots football club Brixington Blues had cause for celebration this weekend after receiving a new football kit, courtesy of the McDonald’s restaurant in Exmouth, owned by Franchisee David Shawyer.

The Under 14’s team visited the restaurant at Liverton Business Park on Saturday to be presented with their new kits which will be used for fixtures this year.


Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated with tree planting

Authored by Mary

The Chairman and Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Stuart Hughes and Cllr Ben Ingham, welcomed Richard Halsey, the President of Exeter Synagogue, to the council’s headquarters, Blackdown House in Honiton yesterday for a special tree planting ceremony to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place every year on 27 January – the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi...

Passenger numbers increase on enhanced bus service

Authored by News Desk

The CONNexIONS service updated and replaced the service 56 in October 2018. Between then and October last year, the service has been used by over 220,000 passengers. That’s up from almost 165,000 on service 56 in the previous year – an increase of over 33%.

Stagecoach South West, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have worked in partnership to establish the...

Devon charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

Authored by Mike Page

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Exmouth Gateway Club, which is a social group for adults with learning disabilities in Exmouth, and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (see notes for full list1), are among the local charities set to benefit from the money, following...


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