Residents' update newsletter, Friday, 12 November

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In this issue...

  • East Devon Remembrance Sunday - join us in a two-minute silence 
  • Ottery play area to get £50k revamp, with 12 metre zip wire

  • East Devon's history and archaeology showcased by Channel 4 Time Team and EDDC's Jon Freeman

  • FREE COURSES: Construction, electrics, digital marketing, IT skills and more for Devon residents

  • Honiton shopping event - enjoy pottery and glassmaking demos along with mulled wine and mince pies

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News and updates: 

East Devon Remembrance Sunday - We will never forget 

2 min silence EDDC

Residents across the district have been asked to join the council, its members and staff, along with the rest of the country to observe a two-minute silence at 11am on Sunday, 14 November, as part of Remembrance Day to remember those who have paid the price for our freedom.

Ottery play area to get £50k revamp, with 12 metre zip wire

Ottery play area

Artist's impressesion on what the play park at Ottery will look like. Credit: EDDC

An Ottery play area, designed by more than 200 local children, is getting a £50,000 revamp, with new equipment including a ground level trampoline and a 12 metre zip wire.

The Winter’s Lane play area, owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC), will also be getting a 2.4 metre tall rope climbing pyramid, a slide and climbing area, picnic bench, a toddler swing and a toddler and parent swing.

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East Devon's history and archaeology showcased by Channel 4's Time Team 

A walk through time

Spot anywhere you recognise?

Join Time Team for a walk through time, discovering some of the amazing historical features that you can encounter on a stroll through the British countryside.

Time Team's Dani Wootton catches up with East Devon archaeologist, and former 'Bard of Exeter', Jon Freeman to find out how we can all discover more about the history and archaeology of our local areas.

To discover more about Routes for Roots, download the PDF walking guides and watch the online video tours here.

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The centre offers a wide variety of group exercise classes, from Bodypump and spin to pilates and yoga

LED Sidmouth Leisure has something for everyone across its sites in the town, from the leisure centre next to Sidmouth College to the swimming pool next to the Ham.

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Honiton Leisure Centre has a wide variety of activities, classes, and facilities to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

In a recent study, Honiton Leisure Centre alone was reported to have generated £2.3 million worth of social value, particularly with regard to health, wellbeing, educational attainment, and reducing cases of depression.

Here are its top three features to help improve your mental and physical health:

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Axminster Leisure Centre offers a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all its members. Its gym is kitted out with the latest equipment including weights, cardio and resistance machines, as well as a unique InBody composition analyser.

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FREE COURSES: Construction, electrics, digital marketing, IT skills and more 

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Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps start this January

The Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps offer fully funded industry training courses to help people build sector skills. 

Opportunities are available for all adults aged 19+ who are resident in Devon. 

Unemployed or independent learners can use the bootcamps to re-train and gain skills to move into job roles which are very much in demand.  Employers can use the training courses to upskill their employees*, and the self-employed can build skills to grow opportunities for their business.

Courses include Advanced building construction, Pre-apprentice electrical installation, Net zero retrofit

Find out more

*Employers contribution of 30 per cent of course cost

If you want to stay up to date with the latest news about grants for East Devon businesses, or other news about business opportunities, funding and training, you must subscribe to East Devon Business news

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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. 

Wednesday, 17 November

Thursday, 18 November



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Recycling app

Have you downloaded our free East Devon App yet?

Join over 30,000 people using our smartphone app and get simple personalised collection reminders, the latest collection updates and tell us about a missed collection. 

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Climate Conversations at Honiton

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How can you do your bit to help the planet?

Friday 12 November, 4-6pm

Join us at THG this Friday to hear inspiring talks and useful ideas about how to make a difference to the planet. All ages welcome. Free family resources to take home.

Book your free place

Honiton shopping event - enjoy pottery and glassmaking demos along with mulled wine and mince pies


Saturday 13 November, 10am - 5pm

Join us for the opening of Present Makers 2021 and start you Christmas shopping early! Enjoy demos from makers including pottery and glassmaking throughout the day as well as mulled wine and mince pies. 10 per cent off all gifts.

Present Makers 2021: 13 November – 24 December

Hand-crafted, contemporary Christmas gifts

Open Thursday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

Let's keep life moving

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