Residents' update, 5 November 2021

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In this issue...

  • Steps to protect Exmouth as part of new beach management plan begin

  • South West Academy Open Exhibition at Kennaway House in Sidmouth

  • Hundreds raised for charity by East Devon LED 

  • Save your stamps and help the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

  • Honiton's Thelma Hulbert Gallery: The Story of COP - A photo essay by Terry Jeavon

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News and updates: 

Steps to protect Exmouth as part of new beach management plan begin


Picture caption: Cllr Paul Millar and Tom Buxton-Smith on Exmouth beach. Credit EDDC.

The vital steps needed to protect Exmouth’s beach from coastal erosion were discussed at the first meeting of the town’s new beach management plan steering group.

Following a briefing during the summer, the group made up of local beach users, organisations and district and county councillors, met to formalise their aims and objectives.

Although overall sand volumes on Exmouth Beach remain constant, there have been dramatic changes with some areas losing considerable amounts while other areas are gaining sand. 

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South West Academy Open Exhibition at Kennaway House in Sidmouth

The South West Academy’s 21st open art exhibition will feature more than 240 paintings, sculptures, textiles and prints made by artists from across East Devon, the region and nationally. 

There is work by several young artists including those just beginning their careers in the visual arts.

The free-to-enter exhibition will be open everyday from 10.30am until 4.30pm until Saturday, 13 November.

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Are you planning to set off fireworks? Please remember to be respectful 


Tis the season for fireworks. Residents planning to set off fireworks and businesses planning to sell them have been asked to be respectful and follow the below EDDC guidelines.

  • Please let neighbours and communities know if you plan to set off fireworks so they can take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people. 
  • Organisers should note that all public firework displays within East Devon must also be advertised in advance.
  • Stores that sell fireworks have been asked to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks (below 90db) for public use and residents have been asked to be mindful and to buy quieter fireworks for their home displays. 
  • The release of lanterns and balloons from EDDC property and land is prohibited, the council would like to ask all residents to follow its example and do the same.

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Hundreds raised for charity by East Devon LED 


Back in September LED opened its doors to raise funds during its studio cycling sessions for Hospiscare.

LED Community Leisure raised £346.45 - these funds will ensure local people in our community that have been referred to Hospiscare will get the ongoing specialist support and care they need to ensure that every day they have matters most, not only emotionally but practically too.

Hospiscare support over 2,000 families each year in some of the hardest times possible, Our Specialist healthcare teams are working really hard to ensure the care is delivered 24/7 365 days a year,

Upcoming career events and talks at Exeter

The Business and IP Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events each week to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.  Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, the weekly zoom webinars on a variety of subjects are useful, inspiring and informative.

There is also the option of expert one-to-ones for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, to discuss a problem or question you have in a specific area of your business.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, 7 November - Expert 1-to-1: Marketing with Alison Jobson
  • Monday, 8 November - Expert 1-to-1: Sales and Marketing with James White
  • Tuesday, 9 November - 10am until 11am - Business Start-Up: Ten Top Tips 
  • Friday, 12 November - 1pm - A Guide to Digital Marketing for New Business
  • Thursday, 18 November - 10am - Developing your brand: Who are you, and why should people buy from you?

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Save your stamps and help the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity


We all receive letters and cards in the mail with postage stamps on the envelopes. They are usually just thrown away, but for Sands, each stamp is a vital source of revenue to continue their work supporting  parents, families, or anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby.

Start collecting used postage stamps in aid of Sands today.  Ideally stamps should be torn or cut from the envelope  leaving  AT LEAST half an inch of paper around the entire edge. 

You can take your stamps to Honiton Library during their opening hours, who have a collection point.

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Will you need to visit a care home for any reason?

From Thursday, 11 November care homes MUST refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated in line with Government guidance (except for a few emergency situations.)

This includes all people visiting a care home in a professional capacity who must be able to show the correct proof or they will not be able to enter the care home.

Find out how to get a NHS COVID Pass. It is a simple procedure if you have the NHS App, or you can apply for a letter to be sent to you which takes a week to arrive. A COVID Pass is valid for one month.

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Latest news and newsletters

East Devon District Council also produce regular newsletters and news on different topics, in the last week we have issued the following which may be of interest:

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Council meetings dates

Over the next week the following East Devon District Council meetings are taking place.  Any public meetings will be streamed live to the Council’s YouTube channel, and in the event of difficulties these will be streamed on our Facebook page instead. 

Tuedsay, 9 November

Wednesday, 10 November



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Thelma Hulbert Gallery

The Story of COP: a photo essay by Terry Jeavons

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Credit Terry Jeavons

What goes on at COP?

Saturday, 6 November – Friday, 24 December  

Thelma Hulbert Gallery's new photographic exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the world of COP. Capturing images from the COP conferences of Doha, Warsaw and Paris, it shows the venue, formalities, routines, protests and intense final negotiations to move the climate change arguments forwards.

Opening times: Thursday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

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Present Makers 2021 at Honiton 

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Visit Thelma Hulbert Gallery's new contemporary craft exhibition for Christmas gift inspiration.

Handcrafted, one-off pieces from local designers and makers including textiles, prints, ceramics, homewares and jewellery, as well as unique Christmas cards and decorations.

The exhibition will be open until Wednesday, 24 December.

Open Thursday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

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Climate Conversations at Honiton

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12 November, 4pm - 6pm – all ages welcome

Join us for inspiring talks and useful ideas about how to make a difference to the planet. Free fun family resources to take home.

Book your free place

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