East Devon District 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...

Summer Holiday Club is back!

Wild East Devon's adventurous summer holiday club is now open for bookings.

Based at Seaton Wetlands, the holiday club for 7-11 year olds runs for 2 separate weeks in August. Week one takes place from 2nd to 6th August. Week two takes place from 16th to 20th August. It costs £35 per day or if you book for a whole week, there's a 15% discount.

Find out how to book .

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EDDC awards over £45,000 to projects helping residents in food poverty

Thirty-one very worthy projects have so far been funded by East Devon District Council’s Coronavirus Community Food Fund, giving out a total of over £45,000. This fund provides grants for any projects related to providing food to residents of East Devon who are in food poverty during the Coronavirus situation.

One of the latest projects to receive £2,000 from the Coronavirus...

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Exmouth to get new free-to-use car park

Works to create a brand new free-to-use Exmouth car park will begin on Monday, 21 June.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) will be creating the 12-space parking area in Phear Park.

The authority will also be resurfacing the area’s access road, from Withycombe Road to the Rifle and Pistol Club.

The access road has been in a deteriorating condition for several years,...

Flying the Flag for Pride Month

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is proud to fly the Pride Flag this month at its Blackdown House headquarters in Honiton.

At its Full Council meeting in August 2020 , the Council agreed to fly the Pride Flag outside of Blackdown House throughout Pride Month (June) every year to help combat bi-phobia and homophobia in the local community.

Councillor Joe Whibley , East...

Honiton TRIP receives funding boost from East Devon District Council and Devon County Council

A popular East Devon community project based in Honiton will receive nearly £7,500 from East Devon District Council, and £5,000 from Devon County Council in a crowdfunding campaign worth more than £20,000.

TRIP has spent many years working in East Devon’s communities, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation with services such as transport and befriending. Prior to the covid...

Trinity Councillor Ian Thomas has been elected as the new Chair of East Devon District Council

Trinity Councillor Ian Thomas elected as East Devon District Council’s new chair

Trinity Councillor Ian Thomas has been elected as the new Chair of East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Cllr Thomas, who is an Independent councillor, was elected following a vote at EDDC’s annual council meeting on Tuesday, May 25.

Cllr Val Ranger was also elected as the vice chair and Cllr Paul Arnott will continue as the leader of the Council.

After accepting the...

East Devon leader is re-elected and speaks out on plans for the future

East Devon District Council’s leader Councillor Paul Arnott, who has been re-elected to continue in his post, has spoken out about the past year and plans for the year ahead.

This includes his plans for Cranbrook to ‘help it emerge from some tangled knots remaining from its first ten years’ and looking at how to ensure Axminster reaches its full ‘potential’ along with many more...

Share your views on proposed changes to public space protection orders (PSPO) for Exmouth 

Have your say on proposed changes to Public Space Protection Orders for Exmouth

Share your views on proposed changes to public space protection orders (PSPO) for Exmouth

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has launched a public consultation to invite comments on proposed changes to the Exmouth PSPO, which restricts certain activities linked to anti-social behaviour:

  • Possessing an intoxicating substance including alcohol
  • Urination and defecation
  • ...
Nature left to flourish in numerous East Devon green spaces

Nature left to flourish in numerous East Devon green spaces

A number of small green spaces across East Devon will remain uncut and left to flourish, allowing nature to thrive.

Information sign boards will soon be put up in the selected areas where vegetation and grass will be left to grow wild.

Allocating these green spaces for nature will have a number of benefits, including:

  • Providing habitat for insects and wildlife
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