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A vital next step towards Cranbrook getting a long-awaited town centre has been agreed. Councillors last week agreed to the appointment of Lambert Smith Hampton as a surveying and valuation consultant, writes Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Clark. The firm will undertake the necessary negotiations over parcels of land owned by a consortium of developers that will be purchased by East Devon District Council (EDDC). It follows the authority agreeing in January to accept an updated offer from the East Devon New Community Partners (EDNCp) that could see a significant number of new facilities open by the end of 2022. The…

‘Covid compliance officers’ are to hit East Devon high streets ensuring businesses stick to government rules when they reopen. Two new district council roles have been created and filled by Andy Squires and Rachel Payne – who have already begun visiting traders in Exmouth. The posts are being paid for from a £131,000 pot of European funding awarded to the authority. Andy and Rachel will respond to enquiries and reports from businesses and members of the public concerned about Covid-safety compliance. The duo will work alongside regulatory and enforcement professionals and other agencies and partners to ‘provide advice, education and…

Week-on-week figures show the number confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Devon and Exeter has dropped – with virus ‘clusters’ in 17 parts of the district and every part of the city. A further 152 infections have been confirmed across the East Devon – with another 110 in Exeter. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 69 when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a drop of 148. All but three of the wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or…

Cranbrook will get a town centre boasting a Morrisons supermarket, shops, youth centre and library after council chiefs finally struck a deal with developers. The ‘hard-fought’ agreement to bring forward multi-million-pound plans also features land to provide a range of other community, leisure and business spaces. Town council offices will also be built – and a leisure centre is still possible as well. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) cabinet gave the package the go-ahead at its January meeting. Members also agreed a way forward for a sports pavilion to be delivered at Ingrams which will see developers working with Cranbrook…

A Cranbrook couple got a helping hand from the long arm of the law when their baby was delivered by police officers at the side of the road. Little Lily Haggar was born in the front passenger seat of her parents’ car after they had to pull over while dashing to hospital in Exeter. Mum Lucy Kelly’s waters broke during the journey before her partner Chris Hagger flagged down cops in Honiton Road. It felt surreal to have brought a life into the world. It’s not something I ever thought I’d come across – PC Gemma Clatworthy Constables Gemma Clatworthy…

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district from Monday, January 4.  The now-forlorn festive items can be left at nine designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be composted and used as a natural fertiliser by local farms or in the district’s parks. East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster: West Street car park – Monday, January 4, 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst: -…

Thirty Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in a fortnight – with case ‘clusters’ of the virus identified in all but one of the district’s wards. Devon was today (Wednesday, December 30) moved up to Tier 3 of the Government’s pandemic restrictions. County health chiefs say a rise in cases among all age groups meant the move was ‘inevitable’. Seaton is the only part of East Devon where a coronavirus ‘cluster’ has not currently been identified. Nineteen wards – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid…

A further 154 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the East Devon in the last week – with another 111 in Exeter. And ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in all but two areas of the district and all but one of the wards in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent an increase of five when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 38. Eighteen wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more coronavirus infections. Clyst, Exton and…

The number of new Covid-19 cases across East Devon and Exeter has dropped in a week – but ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in every ward of both areas. Government figures show a further 180 infections have been confirmed across the district in the last seven days, and 141 in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 64 when compared to the previous week. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 79. All 20 wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three…

A further 244 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in East Devon in the past week – with ‘clusters’ remaining in all but one of the district’s wards. Nineteen areas – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid infections. The highest numbers are in Exmouth Brixington (23), Exmouth Littleham (19) and Ottery and West Hill (18). In fact, Exmouth’s six wards are in the district’s top seven areas for current infections. Axminster is the only part of East Devon where there is not a ‘cluster’. The new cases…

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