Residents' Update - Friday, 9 February 2024

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In this week's newsletter👇

🧑East Devon's apprentices share their stories

♻️246 tonnes of aluminium collected from East Devon’s households in 2023

đź‘‹Successful outdoor social gatherings at Woodbury Tennis Club following community grant

đź‘‚Experience a sound walk through Honiton

🤝Free training sessions for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations

Scroll down to read more about news, updates and events across East Devon👇

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News and updates: 

East Devon's apprentices share their stories

Apprenticeships that make a difference. Photo of two apprentices in front of Blackdown House.

It's National Apprenticeship Week (5 - 11 February), and East Devon District Council have been celebrating the work of its apprentices. Council staff have been raising awareness of the exciting range of career paths that allow people to earn while they learn, both at the Exeter College Apprenticeship Expo on Thursday, 8 February and on the council's social media channels.

We shared Gemma's story of studying a 4-year Environmental Health Professional Apprenticeship alongside her full-time job. HR Support Apprentice Molly also recorded a video, talking about her experience and why she would whole-heartedly recommend doing an apprenticeship.

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246 tonnes of aluminium collected from East Devon’s households in 2023

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The team would like to say a big thank you to residents for keeping aluminium in the 'loop'

Aluminium is the most valuable material that recycling crews collect from households.

Please recycle all of your aluminium items including drinks cans, foil, foil trays, aerosols and jar lids. These materials 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 fighting climate change.

To find out more about East Devon's Recycling and Waste service...

Click here

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Have you downloaded our free East Devon App yet?

Join over 60,000 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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Successful outdoor social gatherings at Woodbury Tennis Club following community grant

Group photo at Woodbury Tennis Club

The grant was used to purchase two gazebos and tables so that members, visitors and teams can meet outdoors

Woodbury Lawn Tennis Club offers social tennis and competitions for all ages and abilities, so when they applied to East Devon District Council for Small Community Grant funding, we were delighted to be able to support them.

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Events in East Devon

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Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Experience a sound walk through Honiton

River Exe Sound Walk 23.9.23 1 photo credit Carol Jay

Photo from a previous Sound Walk around the River Exe. Credit: Carol Jay

Join musician and sound artist Emma Welton for a walk through Honiton’s many sonic environments. Walking slowly, pausing frequently, noticing how different seasons, weather, built structures and landscapes change what we hear.

This event on Thursday 15 February, from 2pm - 4pm, aimed at 15 year olds and older, costs ÂŁ5 each, with free spaces for 15 - 25 year olds.

Get tickets

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

Discover more events in the local area by heading to the East Devon Excellence website

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Free training sessions for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations 

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Join East Devon's VCSE Support Service for three 'Enterprising Halls' online workshops this week. Sessions include:

  • 'Governance, Policies and Procedures’ (Tuesday, 13 February, 10am - 1pm)
  • Planning and implementing a major capital project’ (Thursday, 15 February, 10am - 1pm)
  • Writing winning funding applications’ (Tuesday, 20 February, 10am - 1pm).

Book here

If you'd like to contact the East Devon VCSE Support Service, click here to send an email.

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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. 


Do you know someone that should be celebrated for making life better for others ?

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Entries close at 11pm on 10 March

The BBC Radio Devon Make A Difference Awards recognise people such as volunteers, carers, fundraisers, community groups, environmentalists and great neighbours who make a difference.

To see the full list of categories and to send in your nominations...

Click here

Free, safe, confidential support for children's mental health

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Kooth is the largest provider to the NHS for digital mental health services

11 to 18 year olds in Devon can choose from therapeutic content and peer support, to single-session chats and more structured, ongoing work with professionals at Kooth.

The charity Place2Be also have a range of helpful resources for families, parents and carers.

Join Kooth

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