Strategy for tackling health inequalities in East Devon launched

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rising cost of living, improving health and wellbeing remains a priority for East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Reducing health inequalities, particularly amongst those most in need, is central to EDDC’s Public Health Strategy for 2024 – 2027 . The cost-of-living crisis, mental health, homelessness, loneliness, and isolation are highlighted...

Pedestrian crossing will improve safety for Deaf Academy students in Exmouth

A new pedestrian crossing will be constructed at Douglas Avenue in Exmouth to support students at the Deaf Academy. The East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC) recently approved the £100,000 puffin crossing scheme, which is due to be built during the school summer holidays. The crossing will be located close to the main entrance of the school to make it safer and easier for...

Free workshops will improve East Devon tenants’ confidence with using technology

Residents will be empowered with valuable digital skills through free monthly workshops in Exmouth and Axminster.

These workshops aim to meet the diverse needs of residents of all ages, with a wide range of topics helping attendees make the most of technology, such as online messaging, safety, and using their phone in an emergency.

The ‘Forever Connected – creating digital...

Get free legal advice on the beach in Devon this summer with the University of Exeter

Beachgoers can get free legal advice by the ocean this summer thanks to the University of Exeter and local solicitors.

The University’s Law School Community Law Clinic already helps people with issues ranging from housing, employment and immigration.

Now the clinic is decamping to Teignmouth and Exmouth to run pro-bono sessions near the beach next month. People can get...

Five East Devon beaches win national awards

Beer, Exmouth, Seaton, and Sidmouth Town beach have met the high standard required to be awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award, with Budleigh Salterton also receiving a Seaside Award.

Exmouth has now achieved Blue Flag status for six years in a row, while this is the fifth year for Sidmouth, the third for Seaton, and the second for Beer.

Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon...

Police officers tackle anti-social behaviour and alleged shoplifting in Exmouth

On Saturday 27 April officers from the Exmouth Neighbourhood Police Team were supported by colleagues from Rural East Devon and Mid Devon police sectors. The officers provided an increased police presence in Exmouth town centre to reassure the public and carry out arrests. This follows isolated incidents of disorder by youths which took place earlier this month.

Exmouth Sector...

Exmouth's Inaugural Gate to Plate Festival Celebrated as a Triumph

Exmouth’s first ever Gate to Plate event, celebrating the finest local food and craft producers, was pronounced a resounding success today (Tuesday 30 April) with up to 8,000 visitors attending.

Taking place on the Strand on Sunday 28 April, Exmouth Gate to Plate offered an enjoyable experience to residents and visitors alike. Funded by East Devon District Council, it was delivered...

Nationwide’s Exmouth branch celebrates 50th birthday with East Devon MP

Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon, visited Nationwide Building Society’s Exmouth branch on the 19th of April to celebrate its 50thanniversary in the town.

Celebrating their achievements and service to the local community, Simon Jupp MP met with Michael Roberts, Manager of Nationwide Exmouth, and branch staff who help to serve some of the 37,748 Nationwide members across East Devon....

Update on Exmouth seawall repair and demolition of seafront building

The works to replace the damaged seawall and building on Exmouth seafront are progressing well. This is despite the severe damage, caused a few weeks ago by storms, to the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) building, slipway and further sections of the seawall.

Building control considered the NCI building dangerous and found it had become severely undermined and unrepairable,...

New Exhibition opens at A la Ronde

A new exhibition is opening at A la Ronde, near Exmouth in Devon, focused on the information and discoveries brought to light by a recent major conservation project.

The exhibition follows the conservation journey of the rare and unusual decorative interiors created at A la Ronde at the end of the eighteenth century, including the delicate Shell Gallery, Grotto Staircase, Feather...