East Devon District Council

Free workshops being held on applying for grants in East Devon

Are you part of an East Devon voluntary, community or social enterprise group? Do you need help with applying for grants? If so, Devon Communities Together are working with East Devon District Council (EDDC) to run two FREE workshops that could help you.

These ‘Writing Winning Funding Applications’ workshops will cover how to write applications to grant providers which are eligible,...

EDDC gives green light to supermarket, shops, nursery and land acquisition in Cranbrook Town Centre

East Devon District Council has approved funding of up to £5.5m for the acquisition of town centre land in Cranbrook, as well as approving three planning applications for a supermarket, high street shops with apartments above, a town square and a children’s day nursery – all bringing the 21st century town centre closer to a reality.

The £5.5m investment is funded by the Exeter and...

Claim your £150 council tax rebate, if you haven’t received it already

More than £5million has been paid out to 75 per cent of the eligible East Devon residents, living in an A, B, C or D band property.

The first phase of the £150 council tax (energy) rebate was rolled out in April – seeing payments made to more than 34,000 direct debit holders.

The second phase of the projects will see letters sent to all other eligible residents from next...

Call for sites: Land needed for new developments in East Devon

Do you own land that could be used to build housing or developments?

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is looking to make a list of potential sites that could be drawn upon to help develop its new local plan - which will help shape what and where developments will go for the next 15 years and more.

The authority is now looking to identify suitable building sites for new...

Community tree planting success in the Clyst Valley

Over 130 volunteers of all ages gathered at West Clyst farm to plant 1,000 new trees to help enhance the Clyst Valley.

The volunteers, including 60 children from West Clyst Community Primary School, joined East Devon District Council's Clyst Valley Regional Park team to plant a selection of native trees and shrubs to recreate a historic orchard, half an acre of woodland and a new...

Private landlord slapped with £400 fine for fly tipping in Uplyme

A private landlord has been slapped with a £400 fine for allowing a tenant’s waste to be flytipped in Uplyme.

This is the scene (see pictures) left at Yawl Cross Woods Trail for East Devon District Council (EDDC) officers to clean up in October.

The £400 fixed penalty notice, reduced to £200 after being paid within 10 days, was given for the landlord’s lack of care after a...

New one-off community grant scheme launch by East Devon District Council

Grants of up to £500 are now available from East Devon District Council for voluntary, community and other not for profit groups.

The council has set up a one-off Small Community Grants scheme to provide grants to support community-led ideas and initiatives across the area. Applications are sought from groups looking to fund smaller projects, rather than it being a small percentage...

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.

East Devon...

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/...