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East Devon homes can get free energy efficiency improvements

Residents across East Devon can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000, as part of a share of a multi-million pound Government funded programme.

Under the Green Homes Grants Scheme, homeowners will benefit from energy efficiency installations up to the value of £10,000 with nothing for them to pay towards the costs of works.

Tenants of rented...

EDDC scoops three prestigious planning awards for Clyst Valley Regional Park

The Clyst Valley Regional Park has been declared overall winner at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, as well as winning the ‘Excellence in Plan Making Practice’ category and highly commended in the RTPI South West Chairs Award for Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity.

Hot on the trail of COP26 and with a clear vision to support East...

Calling East Devon Christmas shoppers to Please Stop Here

East Devon District Council has launched a Christmas campaign to encourage all residents to shop locally for all their Christmas gifts and food this year.

A study* shows that half of UK adults plan to make the most of Christmas 2021, with 30% of locals in the South West intending to spend more money than last year. East Devon District Council is working with local businesses and high...

Safety improvements planned for Four Elms Hill in East Devon

Road safety improvements are due to be introduced at Four Elms Hill near Newton Poppleford later this month.

Devon County Council is due to start work on the evening of Monday 15 November to install continuous solid double white lines on this section of the A3052 in order to prevent overtaking manoeuvres.

The new lining is the latest in a series of measures for Four Elms...

Green Flags flying again over East Devon!

Green Flag awards have been retained by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) for their Manor Gardens in Exmouth, Seafield Gardens in Seaton, and Connaught Garden in Sidmouth, along with Seaton Wetlands nature reserve on the Axe Estuary.

This is the 17th year in a row that this converted award has been awarded to the work at Manor Gardens, Exmouth and with Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens...

England’s first town-based beavers confirmed in East Devon

The first beaver activity in an East Devon town has been confirmed.

On 3rd August 2021 a felled apple tree in Millers Way community orchard was reported by a member of the local community. The Devon Wildlife Trust beaver range, Jake Chant inspected the site and confirmed the presence of at least one beaver in the Gissage.

Beavers have been living free in East Devon since...


Ottery food festival announces stellar chef line-up

The organisers of the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival have revealed the line-up of chefs for this year’s event on September 11 - and the list is impressive.

Kicking off the demos with a masterclass in shredded duck spring rolls is Jazzi Curley from Devon Cookery School. Jazzi was cooking tutor for Jamie Oliver in London before returning to Devon and setting up her own...

East Devon public toilets set to get £3m revamp

More than £3million is going to be spent on upgrading a number of public toilets across East Devon, saving the council thousands of pounds on running costs for years to come.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is planning to use a substantial amount of capital investment to ensure the district has the best, most modernised loos, located in the right place, that cost less money to run...

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The smart home and the need for better broadband

Steve Garrood, Chief Commercial Officer at Jurassic Fibre, shares his thoughts on how ultrafast connectivity is supporting digital lifestyles in the South West...

Our reliance on high-speed broadband connectivity is showing no sign of letting up as digital lifestyles increasingly become the norm.

And even though lockdown restrictions have eased, our consumption of data...

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

The highly anticipated casual bar and restaurant from Chef Owner Michael Caines has opened on Exmouth’s Sideshore

Michael Caines’ much-anticipated new casual hospitality concept – Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant – has officially opened on Exmouth beach. With stunning panoramic views across the Devon coastline and up through the Exe estuary, it has beachside seating and welcomes families,...