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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...

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Budleigh Salterton

The Salterton Drama Club are proud to host a special performance from the South Devon Players of William Shakespeare's classic play, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) from https://www.saltertondrama.co.uk/whats-on/

Show is on June 22nd 2024, and runs 7.30pm - 10.30pm inclusive of interval at The Salterton Playhouse, Playhouse Lane, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6BS

This production; by a professionally touring Devon theatre company experienced in performing Shakespeare, has a setting combining fantasy with steampunk, is suitable for all ages....

Officers in East Devon take part in regional drugs crackdown ‘Operation Scorpion’

Police officers in Rural East Devon Sector have executed a number of drugs warrants recently as part of Operation Scorpion.

This activity is part of the wider operation which is a collaboration between the police forces of the South West region - Avon and Somerset, Dorset, Devon & Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire - alongside the British Transport Police, and the South West...

New kerbside nappy and absorbent hygiene product recycling scheme being investigated for East Devon

A scheme to recycle nappies in East Devon in an environmentally friendly way is being investigated by East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Councillors and officers went on a successful fact-finding mission in Wales recently to visit Nappi Cycle – one of the only companies in the world which processes and recycles used nappies and other AHPs (absorbent hygiene products).


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...

Simon Jupp MP welcomes million-pound flood management funding from government for River Otter and River Sid

Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon, has welcomed the announcement made by Flooding Minister Robbie Moore MP of over £1.4m to help reduce flood risks around the River Sid and River Otter.

Following the major flooding experienced by local towns and villages last May, the East Devon MP has been working with the government to secure extra investment into flood management schemes in East Devon...

Ballroom dancers raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice SW!

Dance partners Jean Pollington, from Ottery St Mary, and Mike Green, from Exeter, have raised £5,117.62 for local charity Children’s Hospice South West through their amazing charity dance that takes place each year in November at Clyst St Mary Village Hall, as well as weekly car boot sales!

In total Jean and Mike have raised an astounding £24,273.55 for the children’s charity that...

East Devon businesses: Have your say on the future of the local economy

Local organisations are being urged to share their views on an Economic Development Strategy for East Devon.

East Devon firms and groups are invited to comment on the draft Economic Development Strategy by answering a short online survey from Monday 19th February until midnight Sunday 10th March 2024 at eastdevon.gov.uk/eds

Following a Local Economic Review including newly...

Council issues statement about availability of car park spaces in Exmouth

East Devon District Council (EDDC) would like to assure residents that it is actively investigating ways to ensure that there is sufficient parking at all times of the day in Exmouth.

Devon County Council’s extended permit parking zone within the Colonies area of Exmouth came into effect in August 2023, which has put extra pressure on the town’s car parks.

EDDC’s £2 all-day...

Storm Ciarán: Rescheduled recycling and waste collections announced

Collections that were suspended on Thursday, 2 November due to Storm Ciarán will instead take place on Friday and Saturday, where possible.

Recycling will either be collected on Friday, 3 or Saturday, 4 November. If your recycling is not taken by 4pm on Saturday, this will be taken on the next scheduled collection date. Bulky and clinical waste will be collected on Friday, 3 November...