Residents' update, Queen’s Platinum Jubilee edition - Friday, 27 May

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In this issue...

  • A message from East Devon District Council Chair Councillor Ian Thomas
  • Jubilee Bank Holiday recycling collection changes
  • Beacons are being lit across East Devon to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday, 2 June at 9.45pm
  • Check out what's going on near you this Jubilee weekend
  • Celebrate the Jubilee by heading on our free Queen's Trail around Seaton Wetlands

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News and updates: 

70 years for HRH The Queen - 70 Jubilee Oaks for communities across East Devon

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"As Chair of our council, I wanted us to recognise the 70-year period of Her Majesty’s reign in an enduring way, working with each part of our District, from our smallest parish to largest town and supportive of a key Council priority.

Rather than ‘Civic Functions’, my modest budget has been used to establish a network of English Oak trees dedicated to Her Majesty’s Jubilee and set to grace East Devon for decades to come.

Each of these English Oaks, when mature, will be able to absorb up to 150Kg of CO2 in support of our Carbon reduction work.

Our fantastic StreetScene team can now draw breath, after planting an amazing 70 Jubilee Oaks in towns and parishes across the length and breadth of East Devon. Each is marked by a commemorative plaque.

The Jubilee Weekend is almost upon us. I hope that all local communites have a great time and that the oaks gifted by East Devon District Council help create glorious, uplifting memories of 2022.

I’d like to thank everyone who has helped make this network happen, Member and Officer colleagues, Parish and Town Councils and numerous other local community groups and members.

Have a great weekend!"

Cllr Ian Thomas, Chair East Devon District Council

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Recycling news 

Jubilee Bank Holiday collection changes

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Jubilee Bank Holidays:

  • Thursday, 2 June – Spring Bank Holiday
  • Friday, 3 June – Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

So that our crews can celebrate the Jubilee and have a well-earned break, there will be some changes to your collection days for the Bank Holiday week and the following week.

Calendar of day shifts:

Original date of collection New date of collection
Thursday, 2 June Saturday, 4 June
Friday, 3 June Monday, 6 June
Monday, 6 June Tuesday, 7 June
Tuesday, 7 June Wednesday, 8 June
Wednesday, 8 June Thursday, 9 June
Thursday, 9 June Friday, 10 June
Friday, 10 June Saturday, 11 June
Monday, 13 June Return to normal schedule

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Beacons are being lit across the UK to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2 June at 9.45pm

  • Exmouth -Beacon lighting at Orcombe Point, Exmouth.
  • Honiton - Beacon at the top of Roundball Hill in Honiton.
  • Seaton - Beacon to be lit by Ted Gosling from Seaton’s Axe Valley Heritage Museum at Cliff Field Gardens.
  • Sidmouth - Sidmouth Town Council Fire Beacon. This is the first Beacon to have been lit here since 1590. In association with the RICS and RSPB.
  • Sidmouth - Sidmouth Town Council Beacon, Esplanade (York Steps) will be lit by Chair of Sidmouth Town Council, Chris Lockyear.
  • Sidbury - Jubilee Beacon – Evergreen Hill, Sidbury to be lit by Lady Cave DL.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee official events

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There are many events and activities celebrating the Jubilee across East Devon in the special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday, 2 to Sunday, 5 June 2022.

Use the interactive map to find what’s on near you.

It is still not too late to organise your own Platinum Jubilee street party!

Read the Street Party Guidance produced by the Government to show what you need to do to organise your own gathering and look at ‘Street Meets’ which offers an even easier way to bring neighbours together. If you are organising an event make sure it is included on the Platinum Jubilee map.

The Platinum Jubilee Toolkit also provides ideas to make sure everyone, of all ages, can enjoy and take part in the celebrations.

Exciting celebrations planned for Axminster

  • Thursday, 2 June - Jubilee Field open day at 11am.
  • Thursday, 2 June - lunch provided by Nourish at 12pm.
  • Friday, 3 June - bingo at the Axminster Football Club at 6pm.
  • Friday, 3 June - an evening of live music, a buffet, raffle and a quiz and the Conservative Club from 8pm.
  • Friday, 3 June - Friends of the Minister/Carnival Committee hosting a Lighting of Brazier on Minister Green at 8.15pm, followed by a toast to Her Majesty at 9pm.
  • Saturday, 4 June - teddy bear picnic from 11.30am-2pm. 50 children max, ticketed free event.
  • Saturday, 4 June - High Tea at the Conservative Club at 3pm.
  • Saturday, 4 June - "Ax-Enders" garden party and bbq at the Axminster Inn from 6pm.

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Join the Big Budleigh Street Party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee Street Party on Budleigh Salterton High Street, Saturday, 4 June - 18:00 to 22:00

Tickets: £36 per table of 6 or £6 per ticket for seat on a mixed table.

Further information, as well as tickets, available from the Information Centre 01395 445275

Other Jubilee themed events include:

  • The children's Pavement Artist competition
  • The Jubilee Celebration Coffee Morning in aid of Cats Protection
  • A Jubilee Celebration in the gardens and marquee at Seachange on Thursday, 2 June
  • A Horse Racing evening hosted by the Budleigh Carnival Club
  • Jubilee Praise on the Temple Methodist Church Lawn
  • The Jubilee Quiz night on Sunday, 5 June at the Dog and Donkey pub in Knowle 

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Celebrate with a picnic and a walk in Cranbrook Country Park

  • Tickets are going fast for the Jubilee Quiz on Friday, 3 June. 7pm - 9pm at the Cranberry farm. Lots of lovely prizes and all proceeds go to the British Red Cross. Follow the link to book your ticket. £10 for a table of maximum 4.
  • Why not come to a picnic in the park to celebrate The Queen's Jubilee? Saturday, 4 June from 11am - 3pm in Cranbrook Country Park.
  • From Sunday, 1 May 2022 - Tuesday, 31 May 2022 - learn all about the Queen and her life in this informative trail around Cranbrook Country Park.

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Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee at Exmouth Festival

2 – 5 June 2022

After a two year hiatus Exmouth Festival is back for 2022! Head to the Imperial Recreation Ground, you’ll find free live music, theatre, circus and art, alongside the very best food and drink Devon has to offer.

This year the festival coincides with the national Jubilee Celebrations taking place over this extended bank holiday weekend. There will be the Big Jubilee Lunch and lots more celebrations.

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Runs to street parties to mark the Queen's Jubilee in Honiton

  • Thursday, 2 June - Happy Days Platinum Jubilee Show at The Beehive Theatre Honiton. A patriotic, uplifting show. The sing-a-long show includes classics from various musical icons from the last seventy years, such as Vera Lynn, Connie Francis, Doris Day, Matt Monro, Frank Sinatra and Glen Miller to name a few. There will be a journey through the seven decades starting in the 50’s with a Rock’n’ Roll spectacular

  • Thursday, 2 June - 'Active Honiton' will feature sporting demonstrations from local clubs including JW Dance, Honiton Rugby Club and the English Goju Ryu Karate Federation, on All Hallows playing field. 

  • Saturday, 4 June - three Jubilee Runs are taking place, The junior mile (£2 entry), the jubilee three-mile (£5 entry) and the platinum seven-miler (£10 entry). All the runs start and finish in the High Street, outside St Paul’s Church, at 10am. Each finisher will receive a souvenir Platinum Jubilee Medal. 

  • Saturday, 4 June - all businesses on Honiton High Street and the street market will open, with a hog roast and doughnut stand for the kids open throughout the day. When night falls, there will be live music and a disco.

  • Sunday, 5 June - 'Honiton In The Community' day. There will be a parade in the morning, featuring the local cadet forces and the Royal British Legion, followed by the main event - a sit-down street party, with visitors being encouraged to bring a picnic to celebrate her Majesty the Queen.

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Join in for some Jubilee fun at Ottery St Mary

  • Thursday, 2 June - a coronation concert and reception at St Mary's Church from 7pm, followed by a torch-lit parade through Ottery St Mary at 8.30pm. 
  • Friday, 3 June - picnic in the park from noon onwards with food, bar, games, and live music from 7.30pm at King of Clubs -- a self-contained music venue at the Kings Arms which can hold 150 people. It will feature local bands artists, the line-up is set to be announced soon.
  • Saturday, 4 June - a 1960s style tea dance will be at the Institute from 7.30pm, tickets are £2 and are available from local stores, Roberts, Curious Otter and the council offices.
  • Sunday, 5 June - Ottery St Mary Cricket Club will take on Tipton St John from To end the festivities a community family party is going ahead at St Mary's' Church from 2pm to 4pm.

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An evening of summer celebrations in Seaton

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, come along to Cliff Field Gardens on Thursday, 2 June from 4pm – 10pm.

The event will have plenty to see and do - kids can try out their juggling skills at the circus skills workshop, laser clay pigeon shooting is sure to be popular, as will the coconut shy, tombola, and traditional table-top games, stocks and crown decorating activities.

There will also be a popcorn stand, tea and coffee stall plus a vintage ice-cream van with free ice cream for children subject to availability.

Other participants include the Seaton Majorettes display and a choir to accompany the nationally coordinated ceremonial lighting of the beacon at 9.45pm, to be lit by Ted Gosling from Seaton’s Axe Valley Heritage Museum.

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Get involved in an array of celebrations in Sidmouth

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Celebrate the Jubilee by heading on our free Queen's Trail around Seaton Wetlands

Head to Seaton Wetlands to take part in the free “Queen’s Trail” to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee for 70 years’ service.

Pick up your trail leaflet from one of our leaflet dispensers and search for crowns to crack the clues!

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To keep in touch with the Wild East Devon Team follow them on Facebook and Twitter

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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:

Get outdoors for a nature adventure in East Devon this summer

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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. 

There are no meetings taking place this week or next week. The next meetings are:

Tuesday, 7 June

Wednesday, 8 June

Thursday, 9 June


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Important update regarding the new Council Cabinet

In last week's edition we revealed the newly elected cabinet for 2022/23. Unfortunately, a small error was made and we missed that Councillor Geoff Pratt had been reappointed as Assistant Portfolio Holder Economy and Assets with a focus on Commercial Property.

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Election of Member of Parliament for the Tiverton and Honiton Constituency on 23 June 2022

(Please note this election is taking place in part of the East Devon district)

Electoral Registration

The deadline to register to vote for this election midnight on Tuesday 7th June 2022. You can register to vote by going online to

Postal and Proxy Voting

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2022.

New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2022.

Application forms can be downloaded and printed from the Electoral Commissions website

Staying healthy over the Jubilee weekend


Pharmacies will be open over the long weekend  and you can find opening times for your nearest pharmacy here. For more urgent issues, contacting 111 by phone or online first will get people the right treatment, more quickly, at any time of day or night.

If you need further care or medication, NHS 111 advisors will direct you to the most appropriate service. They can also book appointments and check opening times for your nearest Minor Injury Unit or Urgent Treatment Centre. 

If you need emergency care, NHS 111 advisors will arrange for you to be seen at a local Emergency Department. They will ensure that staff in the department are expecting you and will see you as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile many Covid-19 vaccination clinics will be running throughout half term and the Jubilee weekend.  People who are eligible for a spring booster are urged to take up the offer. 

Booked appointments can be made by calling 119 or the online National Booking Service and walk in clinics are listed here.

Honours Week festival registration now open

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The Cabinet office is hosting a Honours Week Festival between 14 and 17 June, to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Join the Cabinet Office for a range of exciting online Honours events taking place in June this year, to hear from teams who are responsible for putting forward Honours nominations across government.

Register here 

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