Residents' Update - Thursday, 28 March 2024

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Residents' update. East Devon District Council logo. Photo of cottages in Beer, with daffodils in the foreground


ūüźáIn this Easter newsletter, check when your bank holiday Recycling and Waste collection will take place, read about the new Beer play area, and discover ideas for days out, including new art exhibitions, Easter egg hunts, and moreūüĎá

recycling  banner

Easter Recycling and Waste collection dates

Photo of an East Devon District Council recycling vehicle

If you are due to receive a recycling, refuse or green waste collection on Good Friday, 29 March, please note that your collection will be made on Saturday 30 March. 

Read more

Your usual collection day

Your Easter Collection day

Friday 29 March

Saturday 30 March

Monday 1 April

Tuesday 2 April

Tuesday 2 April

Wednesday 3 April

Wednesday 3 April

Thursday 4 April

Thursday 4 April

Friday 5 April

Friday 5 April

Saturday 6 April

Recycling app

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. 

News banner

News and updates: 

Pirate-themed play park opened in Beer

Councillor John Heath with Councillor Geoff Jungat the Jubilee Play Park at Beer

Beer and Branscombe Councillor John Heath, with Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Coast, Country, and Environment

Beer children can now embark on pirate adventures, sailing the seven seas, thanks to a brand-new seafront play park.

It all comes as part of a £400k district-wide revamp by the council, with refurbishments planned for a host of play areas across the district.

Read more

Are you election ready?

Pink background, box with a cross in it and a pencil

16 April is the deadline for registering to vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner election

East Devon will go to the polls on 2 May and vote for the next Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner.

Make sure that you've registered to vote, that you've got a valid form of ID, and you've decided whether you'll vote in person or by post.

Read more

Residents urged to verify changes in Single Person Discount Status


32% of East Devon households claim the discount as of 1 March 2024

Residents who receive Single Person Discount are being urged to ensure that any changes in their circumstances have been promptly notified to the council. Failure to report changes before the deadline of 5th April could result in a penalty of £70 being added to their Council Tax bill.

Read more

Win big with LED Leisure this April

Every visit counts. Rewarding our members. Exclusive member only prize draw. Attend 6 times to enter!.

The more time you put into becoming your best self, the more chance of winning these fantastic prizes. Credit: LED

Visit your local LED centre this month, and you could be in with a chance to win one of the amazing prizes, worth up to £900!

Every six visits to your local LED centre counts as an entry into the competition. You have from Monday, 1 April until Sunday, 28 April to earn as many entries as you can.

Read more

Councils outline mowing expectations for Sid Valley residents

Grassy areas which will be allowed to grow to help wildlife and nature flourish in Sidmouth, will be signposted with paths maintained and created for everyone’s enjoyment.

Read more

White tickets on yellow background. Events in East Devon section banner

Events in East Devon

Easter Egg hunt and lots of activities planned for upcoming Community Garden morning

A willow shelter and field beans growing in raised beds at the Food Forest. Credit: Theresa Bisson

Photos from Sidmouth Community Food Forest. Credit: Theresa Bisson

There's something for all the family at Sidford Social Hall on Tuesday 2 April, from 9am until 12pm, including an Easter egg trail and a scavenger hunt. There are prizes to be won too.

Representatives from organisations such as Citizens Advice Bureau, Exeter Community Energy, and Parental Mind will also be there to chat about the support that they offer.

To read more about East Devon District Council's Community Development Team's projects, like this event (in partnership with Sidmouth Community Food Forest)...

Click here

Wild East Devo banner

Wild East Devon 

Join a guided bluebell walk through Holyford Woods nature reserve

Photo of bluebells at Holyford Woods

Saturday 20 April, 11am-3pm. Parking and toilets at Colyford Village hall, with a shuttle bus to and from the woods

Enjoy the beautiful woodlands with nettle soup, tea and cakes, crafts, and guided walks.

Read more

Keep in touch with the Wild East Devon team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Exmouth’s first Gate to Plate festival is being planned for 28 April

Photo of a stallholder surrounded by food and event attendees

The event, from 10am - 4pm, is free to attend, funded by East Devon District Council and delivered by eat:Festivals

Celebrate all the fantastic food and craft on your doorstep at this fantastic open-air event on Exmouth's Strand.

Read more

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

THG banner

John Nettles opens South West Academy exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Group photo at the opening of the South West Academy exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Left to right: Gemma Girvan (THG Gallery Manager and Curator), Alan Cotton MBE (Founder and Honorary Academician, South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts), Councillor Nick Hookway (East Devon District Council's Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Tourism), John Nettles OBE (President of South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts)

John Nettles OBE, President of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts and also of Bergerac and Midsomer Murders fame, opened the new South West Academy exhibition.

The South West Academy Exhibition includes original paintings, sculpture, photography and limited edition prints. All work is for sale. 

Upstairs, The Glow of Hours features a collection of paintings by Rebecca Partridge, including works responding to the local Devon landscape.

Both exhibitions are open until 11 May, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am ‚Äď 5pm.

Read more

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

residents update have your say Section banner

Have your say

Businesses: share your thoughts about the reintroduction of Exeter to Manchester flights

Photo of Exeter Airport

Credit: Exeter Airport

Previously Exeter Airport’s largest route by passenger numbers, flights to and from Manchester have been unserved for the last 18 months following the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you or your business would benefit from the renewal of flights to Manchester...

Comment here

Stay up to date with the latest news about grants, opportunities, funding and training for businesses, by subscribing to the East Devon Business newsletter

News banner

Latest newsletters

Calendar banner

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. 


Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Thursday 2 May.

Next edition

We plan to send out our next bulletin on Friday, 5 April 2024

Please forward this email to anyone you think would find it useful and encourage them to sign up.

You can also share this update on social media and in any online groups you're part of by using the view it as a web page link at the top of the page.