Residents' update - Friday, 8 June

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In this issue...

  • Recycling and waste collections to begin an hour earlier due to hot weather

  • Fences are up around the Cranbrook Town Centre site

  • Exmouth flower bed displays solidarity with Ukraine

  • Judges visit Exmouth for South West in Bloom 2022 awards

  • Transforming Exmouth’s seafront into a collaborative canvas

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News and updates: 

Recycling and waste collections to begin an hour earlier due to hot weather

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The weather is set for a mini-heat wave this weekend and into next week. While many of us will enjoy the lovely weather it makes the job even harder than normal for our collections crews.

Therefore, we will start recycling, waste and green waste collections at 6am each day next week so that our crews are able to complete most of their rounds  in the cooler part of the day.

Please put your containers out the night before your collection day or before 6am on the day.

Thank you for helping us look after our crews.

Fences are up around the Cranbrook Town Centre site

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Fences have been installed around the Cranbrook Town Centre site, preparing for works to begin by the end of July.

East Devon District Council’s leader and Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning, Councillor Paul Arnott said:

“Building work on Cranbrook town centre, including the big Morrisons store, is set to begin at the end of the month. Preparation works have now begun, readying the site for the first shovel in the ground.

“Local residents will now be seeing fences going up around the site, and I am sure they will be relieved that after all this time they will be able to start watching the works as they progress over the next 12 months.

“It is really terrific to finally see the start of the wider vision for Cranbrook coming to fruition after a long wait.”

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Exmouth flower bed displays solidarity with Ukraine

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EDDC officers and Cllr Geoff Jung proudly support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

A special flowerbed display which shows solidarity with the people of Ukraine, can now be admired in Exmouth.

Visitors and residents are able to scan the QR code on signage by the display in Manor Gardens. This takes them to a page where they are able to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The East Devon District Council (EDDC) project was led by StreetScene operations manager Tom Wood, with support from councillors, and was planted-up by Adam James, Pete Hooker, Simon Clarke and Russell Giblett.

The bedding is composed of a variety of annuals, which combine to form the Ukrainian flag.

They will continue to flower throughout summer, including the sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine.

Judges visit Exmouth for South West in Bloom 2022 awards

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Two eminent Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) South West in Bloom judges spent the day in Exmouth on Wednesday, 6 July with Exmouth in Bloom and EDDC’s parks team to judge the town’s incredible green spaces that are looked after by StreetScene and Exmouth in Bloom.

John Wheatley (pictured left) and Camilla Bassett-Smith (central) are shown talking to Russell Giblett, EDDC’s Green Spaces Development Officer, about his designs and redevelopments in Manor Gardens that the Exmouth grounds team (Adam, Pete and Simon) have been looking after so well since their planting in March this year.

Feedback from the judges about Exmouth’s green spaces, it’s dedicated volunteers and the grounds team was incredibly positive. Fingers crossed for gold!

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Transforming Exmouth’s seafront into a collaborative canvas


Image L to R: Peter Blyth, Beach Safety Officer, East Devon District Council and Anna Fitzgerald, artist.

East Devon District Council and Exmouth artist, Anna Fitzgerald, are collaborating to rejuvenate a section of the Exmouth seafront, the Abode of Love.

The ‘Abode’ forms part of Exmouth's 342-foot-long flood defence and is popular with local residents and tourists who use the bays in various ways from picnics and music practice, to sheltering from the sun.

Exmouth has a thriving artist community, which artist Anna Fitzgerald wants to harness, while highlighting Exmouth’s rich marine life including coral beds, rock-pools and sea creatures. Working together with East Devon District Council's Streetscene, the team which looks after our public spaces, they will rejuvenate the Abode of Love.

The result will be an ever-changing collaborative mural, which much like the sea, will change and shift with input from across Exmouth's different communities.

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New Coastline Café opening at Exmouth Leisure Centre


LED Community Leisure are delighted to announce a new Coastline Café is due to open at Exmouth Leisure Centre in July 2022. The works started on Wednesday, 15 June and are due to last 5 weeks.

We are incredibly excited to bring a great tasting range of healthy drinks, snacks and light bites sourced from local suppliers.

LED Community Leisure customers can expect a relaxing environment to catch up with friends after a morning class, a space to unwind whilst the children are at their swimming lessons or delicious treats and beverages to refuel after a tough workout.

Whilst our project team have worked hard to ensure minimal disruption to Leisure Centre operations, we will unfortunately have to close our dry side male changing rooms throughout the duration of this project. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and recommend all male customers use the westside changing village as appropriate.

To receive regular updates on this project and for more information about Exmouth Leisure Centre please follow our Facebook page.

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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:

Key applications received

Decision on key applications

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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, 12 July

Wednesday, 13 July


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Recycling news 

Food Waste – Line your food caddy with any bag

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The best thing to do with food is to eat and enjoy it! However, even the most diligent shoppers and best cooks will always have some unavoidable food waste. Please make sure you use your food caddy to recycle your unavoidable food waste.

It is a very valuable resource which, once collected, we use to generate green energy and produce bio-fertiliser for farms.

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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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General news

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East Devon District Council’s Streetscene and Exmouth artist, Anna Fitzgerald, are collaborating to rejuvenate a section of the Exmouth seafront known locally as the Abode of Love. The result will be an ever-changing collaborative mural with input from across Exmouth's different communities. To get involved, please contact Anna through her online gallery: Sea Dog Art or join the team at the Abode every Tuesday 4 - 8pm.

Don’t forget to sign up for fun painting workshop


Family Workshop – create Rondi spin paintings

Saturday 23 July, 10.30am-12.00pm OR 1.00pm-3.00pm

£3 per child. All abilities welcome.

Book now

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Wild East Devon 

Outdoor Yoga at Seaton Wetlands


Enjoy breathing, stretching and relaxing exercises in a peaceful environment.

All abilities welcome. Bring a mat and blanket. If it is wet the class will take place in the Reed Base.

How much

£8 per person.

Booking required - please call Yvonne Waite 01297 20326.


Wednesday, 13 July 2022, from 9:30am to 11am.


Wildlife Garden at Seaton Wetlands through Seaton Cemetery, Colyford Road NEAREST POSTCODE EX12 2SP

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Plant Medicine Walk at Holyford Woods



An informative walk focusing on the traditional medicinal use of local plants in the spectacular setting of a Wild East Devon Nature Reserve.

£10.00 per adult.

£5.00 per child.

Currently there are 20 places available.

Book here

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

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How to get vaccinated this summer


It's not too late for people who are eligible to have their vaccination and clinics will still be running over the summer.

People turning 75 on or after 1 July will not be eligible for the spring booster, however anyone who is eligible on 30 June will still be able to have their vaccination during July. 

This means that anyone who is 75 and over, immunosuppressed or a resident of a care home for older people on 30 June will still be able to have their spring booster vaccination.

People who are housebound are being contacted to arrange vaccinations.  If people have any concerns or need support they can contact the Devon vaccination team by email on or call 01752 398836.

Meanwhile first second and first booster doses are still available this summer for anyone who has not yet had them. This includes people arriving in Devon from Ukraine, who can attend a walk-in centre. They do not need documentation nor an NHS number to have a vaccination.

Children aged 5 and over are eligible for two doses, which are not being provided in school, but through dedicated vaccination clinics around Devon.  

Vaccination appointments can be made online or by calling 119 and details of walk in clinics are available here.

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