East Devon District Council

Final Call for Businesses to Benefit from Grant Funding

East Devon District Council is urging local businesses to submit Expressions of Interest for the Innovation and Resilience Fund 3 (IRF3) before the deadline on 8 May 2024.

Councillor Matt Hall, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economy, said: “If you have a transformational idea to boost your productivity and grow your business, we could provide up to £30,000 of...

Recommended candidate for East Devon District Council’s new Chief Executive announced

The recruitment panel will recommend to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Full Council the appointment of Tracy Hendren as the new Chief Executive, following a thorough and robust recruitment and selection process.

EDDC's Full Council will consider the recommendation on 8th May, and if councillors agree, Tracy will begin the new role on 1st June 2024.

Tracy is an internal...

Applications pouring in for East Devon's latest business grant fund

East Devon District Council is experiencing a surge in interest for its latest grant fund, reflecting a strong demand to innovate and diversify among local businesses and organisations.

Round 3 of the Innovation and Resilience Grant Fund (IRF3) aims to bolster sustainable economic growth in the district, particularly in the most rural areas. IRF3 has attracted widespread interest...

Residents urged to verify changes in Single Person Discount Status

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is urging residents who receive Single Person Discount to ensure that any changes in their circumstances have been promptly notified to the council. Failure to report changes before the deadline of 5th April could result in a penalty of £70 being added to their council tax bill.

Any alteration in circumstances, such as a partner moving in or a child...

East Devon District Council implements updated Public Spaces Protection Orders for dog controls

East Devon District Council has announced the implementation of updated Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) pertaining to dog controls across the district’s beaches, playparks and open spaces. As part of the council’s obligation to review these Orders every three years, revisions were made in 2023 following extensive consultation with the public, Town and Parish Councils, and other...

Community orchards open for all across East Devon

Community orchards, open for all to enjoy, are set to flourish after residents turned out in the sun, rain, and freezing cold to take part in special fruit tree and care training sessions.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) hosted the events in February at orchards in Axminster (St. George’s Avenue), Exmouth (Bidmead Close), Budleigh Salterton (Moormead), and Broadclyst (Wiltshier...

Exmouth seawall repairs to begin in March

Works to repair Exmouth’s seawall, after it was damaged by storms last Autumn, is set to begin this month – with an expected completion date in late May – weather permitting.

After a serious failure to the seawall was reported, East Devon District Council (EDDC) with their contractors snapped into action, in such a short amount of time to protect the damaged wall by transferring...

East Devon District Council passes 'vote of no confidence' in South West Water

Major pipe failures and sewage overflows into the sea have prompted a ‘vote of no confidence’ in South West Water (SWW) by East Devon District Council (EDDC).

The authority passed the motion, with 46 votes for and two abstentions, at its full council meeting yesterday (Wednesday, February 21).

EDDC voiced its grave concern with the Exmouth sewage network, following a series...

Vandals responsible for 'senseless' graffiti slammed

The vandals responsible for offensive graffiti in Exmouth have been slammed for their ‘senseless’ behaviour.

New damage, including profanities, is being discovered every day at a toilet block in Phear Park, by officers at East Devon District Council (EDDC).

The authority is appealing to anyone with any information or descriptions of the vandals, particularly from first thing...

New affordable homes completed in Honiton

People in East Devon can now call 90 new affordable properties home thanks to an investment by housing association SNG (Sovereign Network Group) to provide good, affordable homes in the area.

SNG bought the homes in a deal with housing developer Baker Estates on the 291-home site at the Hayne Lane area of the town.

These are a mixture of one and two-bedroom apartments, as well...