East Devon Residents' Update - Friday 29 April

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In this issue...

  • East Devon roadshows to be held to help tackle fouling and out of control dogs
  • Exmouth skatepark opening event - Phear Park Skate Jam to take place on Saturday 
  • East Devon reminds dogs to stay off the town beaches during the summer
  • Just a few days left of LED's membership sale
  • Recycling collections will be one day later

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News and updates: 

East Devon roadshows will be held to help tackle fouling and out of control dogs


East Devon District Council (EDDC) will be holding events between May and September to inform and educate dog owners who live in and visit the district this summer.

Council enforcement officers have now stepped up regular patrols in the early mornings, evenings and weekends on the beaches across the district, as an added measure. They will be able to direct dog walkers to the correct areas of the beach and take enforcement action if appropriate.

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Exmouth skatepark opening event - Phear Park Skate Jam to take place THIS Saturday 

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There'll be professional riders, music, competitions and prizes at the official opening of Exmouth's newest skatepark, after its £365k Olympic standard revamp.

The big event will be held tomorrow, (Saturday, 30 April) at Phear Park from 12pm onwards.

Everyone is welcome to this long awaited and free-of-charge event.

Active Travel Day, Exmouth, Saturday, 30 April, 10am until 4pm 

Active Travel Day, Exmouth, Saturday, 30 April, 10am until 4pm

On Saturday 30 April, local group Active Travel Exmouth who are working with Transition Exmouth, to run an awareness-raising day in the Strand from 10am until 4pm. 

If you are a keen cyclist or want to get back in the saddle then pop along and meet some of our local bike shops and have a chat.

The Strand will be filled with stalls with cycle displays (with maybe even some to try!), both traditional pedal cycles and electric bikes. 

There will also be local groups on hand to help with queries about safe cycling routes, walking for health, and bus and rail travel.  If you want to have a free check on your bike, you can book it in with the on-hand cycle mechanic, who can advise on what needs fixing.

Come along to the Stand on tomorrow, 30 April and find out more about active travel. 

Better for you, better for the air, better for our streets and better for the planet.

East Devon reminds dogs to stay off the town beaches during the summer


East Devon's seasonal dog ban will come into force from Sunday (1 May).

The ban covers all of the town beaches in East Devon, other than some designated areas on each beach.

Dog owners, visitors and walkers are reminded to check on the council website if they are not sure where they can take their dog.

Dogs will be able to be walked freely again on the beaches after September 30.

Dog owners and walkers are also reminded that they must keep their dogs on a lead on pavements and near roads, including on the promenades.

Just a few days left of LED's membership sale

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There is just a few more days of LED's membership sale!

Pay £0 joining fee when you sign up before 3rd May!

To register your interest and find out more enter your details click here.

LED Sidmouth gets new bikes


LED is delighted to announce Sidmouth Leisure Centre has upgraded its studio cycling bikes to KEISER M3i indoor bikes!

What better reason is there to book into a studio cycling class and start burning off that Easter chocolate or to start working towards your summer goals!

Axminster and Seaton new equipment


New Technogym Excite Climb has come to both Seaton Fitness Centre and Axminster Leisure Centre.

The Climb Excite is a great piece of kit for everyone from complete beginners to those working on their #summerbod and gives LED members another option for their cardio workouts.

Mental Health Awareness Week 9 to 15 May – Loneliness

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Loneliness is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our wellbeing and the practical steps we can take in reducing loneliness.

We can each help. Perhaps take the chance to get in touch with a friend or neighbour you haven’t spoken with in a while. Have a look at Twitter @mentalhealth or FB @mentalhealthfoundation and share podcasts, posts, research and tips.

The campaign wants people to share stories of loneliness using the hashtag #IveBeenThere and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.  Sharing will help to reduce stigma and challenge stereotypes about who experiences loneliness.

The campaign points to the Every Mind Matters loneliness webpage for support and advice. It will also encourage people to complete a Mind Plan quiz, to get a personalised action plan with practical tips to deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and trouble sleeping, plus advice on how to cope with feelings of loneliness.

Background: Loneliness can affect us all, at any point in our lives. Whether we live somewhere busy or rural, on our own or with others, we can still feel isolated. Loneliness is a normal part of life, but when it’s chronic or long-term it can have serious effects on our mental health. Loneliness is when there’s a mismatch between the social connections we have and those that we need or want, meaning that loneliness can be different for all of us. Loneliness is affecting more of us in the UK and reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.

Notices: Public toilets that have reopened

  • Sidbury Memorial Hall public toilets will be re-opened on Friday 29 April.
  • The toilets at the Imperial Rec Exmouth have now been reopened.

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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. 

Tuesday, 3 May

Wednesday, 4 May



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Recycling news 

Plastic Recycling

Chardstock Plastic Plant Pots

We are unable to recycle ‘hard’ plastics such as plant pots from the kerb-side.

You can take your unwanted plant pots to the nearest recycling centre, to get them recycled or even better put a re-use point in place like this excellent example from the Chardstock Eco-Group.

Visit the EDDC's website to find out which plastics you can put in your recycling sack for kerb-side collection.

The Recycling Team

Aluminium recycling is the most valuable 


Aluminium is the most valuable material we collect from households.

Please recycle all of your aluminium items including drinks cans, foil, foil trays, aerosols and jar lids. These materials are a valuable resource and can be recycled over and over again.

Making aluminium from virgin ore uses huge amounts of energy. By recycling your aluminium packaging you are helping to reduce energy use and helping fight climate change.

Keep your aluminium in the ‘loop’!

For more information, please visit our website.

The Recycling Team

Recycling collection will be one day later


Remember all collections of recycling, refuse and green waste will be one day later next week due to the Bank Holiday Monday. Download the @eastdevon app for notifications of your collection day.

The Recycling Team

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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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