East Devon District Council

East Devon celebrates six million recycling and waste collections

A total of six million recycling and waste collections – weighing more than 48,000 tonnes - were made in East Devon last year.

Crews collected the equivalent weight of 4,000 London double decker buses, through a whopping 4.5million recycling collections and 1.5 million waste collections.

As well as this a further 300,000 green waste collections were made.


East Devon economy bouncing back fuelled by green growth

More widely known for its Jurassic coast and rolling hills, East Devon is showing strong signs of a green economic recovery in response to Covid-19.

The pandemic has brought acknowledgement of the link between health and outside spaces. This recognition and a need to transition to net zero carbon means businesses see wellbeing and the environment as priorities.

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Handy list of Christmas recycling tips from East Devon District Council

Not sure what you should and shouldn’t be recycling this Christmas? Well East Devon District Council (EDDC) has put this handy list together to help you over the festive season.

Every household in the district should have received a bin hanger, with all the information you need over Christmas and New Year.

The information can also be found by visiting www.eastdevon.gov.uk/...

East Devon extends Virtual Council Meetings until May 2022

East Devon District Councillors have voted to extend its innovative ‘virtual’ consultative meeting programme until Annual Council in May 2022.

Whilst Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was announcing ‘Plan B’ on Wednesday evening, Councillor Ian Thomas, Independent Chair of the Council , who led the temporary reintroduction of ‘virtual’ consultative meetings for the period to January 2022...

East Devon District Council pull out all the stops to Keep Santa Jolly this Christmas

What could be more magical and festive than East Devon's high streets, with all the sights, sounds and smells that make this the most wonderful time of the year, as the lights switch on, a festive season begins.

As the High Streets of East Devon come alive, we’re aiming to keep Santa jolly and on top of his nice list. According to the big man himself (pictured, AKA Cllr John Loudoun...

Feniton flood prevention works get much needed funding

Funding for much-needed Feniton flood prevention works, costing nearly £4million, has been secured after two years of waiting.

News about the vital works will come as a huge relief to residents, living in the 66 properties that are at risk of flooding, as well as the wider community which has had to live with the main road and other areas being flooded regularly.

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Time is running out to have your say on East Devon’s public toilet review

Hundreds of people have already shared their views on what should happen to East Devon’s public toilets.

Residents, businesses and town and parish councils, visitors and others have just one month left to have their say on how £3millon should be spent on upgrading a number of the facilities to help lower running costs in years to come for tax payers.

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Free crowdfunding workshops available for community and voluntary groups in East Devon

More free crowdfunding workshops are being offered by East Devon District Council to help community and voluntary groups and other not for profit organisations across East Devon access over £50,000 of funding

So far East Devon District Council has funded ten community projects through Crowdfunder, giving out a total of over £49,000 in grants.

Crowdfunding enables community...

East Devon propose £40m investment fund for Cranbrook as town centre moves a step closer

A special meeting of East Devon District Council’s Cabinet focused solely on Cranbrook has considered a package of investments to support the ongoing development of the district’s newest town. This included recommending that a £40m investment fund is set up to provide much-needed facilities. Before the proposals can be taken forward, they will need to be reviewed and supported by full Council...

Launch of Veitch ‘plant hunters’ Devon guide

East Devon District Council launched a new, free publication called “The ‘plant hunters’ guide to the Devon Veitch Legacy” at the Devon County Show on Friday. A handbook for finding native, international, ancient and exotic trees in Devon, particularly in East Devon. The publication is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The book was launched from the St Bridget Nurseries...