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Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

Authored by Mary

Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

Specialists from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s oncology department and FORCE, the area’s leading cancer support charity, will be working together within a dedicated unit at the Keegan Road site.

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East Devon Coronavirus Community Support Hub

Authored by News Desk

With a national lockdown now in place, East Devon District Council wants to make sure that its most vulnerable residents know where to come for help.

The Government is sending a letter to clinically extremely vulnerable residents where they will get guidance on what to do during lockdown and asking them to register online so they can request support from their local council....

Councillors consider Plymouth University research on coastal change in East Devon

Authored by Mary

A report on Plymouth University research, estimating future rates of coastal erosion in East Devon over the next 100 years, will be considered by the council's Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday 20th October.

The research, which focuses on the eastern area of the district, is different from previous work on coastal erosion as it is for planning purposes only.

It maps a...

Fully-funded, bespoke support launches for businesses in East Devon

Authored by News Desk

To help businesses in East Devon at this challenging time, East Devon District Council are funding a £40,000 package of Business Support.

The support programmes, delivered by Cosmic and Business Information Point , will include packages of training, advice and direct consultancy. This is specific, tailored support for East Devon businesses over and above any other regional support...

Is East Devon the South West’s best kept secret for holiday makers?

Authored by Mary

The South West might be Britain’s premier holiday region full of world-class tourist attractions, unique food and drink and breathtaking scenery, but with it comes overcrowded hotspots as tourists seek alternatives to cancelled overseas trips. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to lurk over just about everything we do, this autumn is the time to explore off the beaten track and see what...

Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth

Events to restart on East Devon District Council land

Authored by Mary

The relaxation of lockdown rules and new guidelines from the Government has enabled East Devon District Council (EDDC) to agree that the process for hiring EDDC land can commence again from 3rd August.

The council facilitates over 300 events across East Devon parks, gardens and beaches every year. Events range from local community events, markets, live theatre, fun fairs and weddings...

East Devon District Council to re-open a further 12 play areas

Authored by Mary

East Devon District Council will be re-opening a further 12 play areas from Monday (27th July) following the relaxation of restrictions around the coronavirus lockdown.

Of the 71 play areas and eight outdoor gyms managed by the council, this announcement brings the total number of play areas open across the district to 24. We will continue to assess the remaining play areas and...

Households asked to be patient as crews redouble efforts to collect the backlog

Authored by Mary

Cardboard recycling has doubled in East Devon since the coronavirus lockdown in March from an average 250 tonnes a month to a whopping 526 tonnes a month – and there are no signs that these record collections are letting up even with the easing of restrictions.

East Devon residents – who are officially the best recyclers in Devon – are continuing their excellent recycling record...

East Devon beaches claim Blue Flags and Seaside Awards for 2020

Authored by Mary

Blue Flags will be flying high above the beaches of Sidmouth and Exmouth from this week (w/b July 6) and these beaches, along with Seaton and Budleigh have also won prestigious Seaside Awards too ranking them among England’s best in the country.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy give the awards in recognition of beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach...

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...

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