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Residents living in Cranbrook have six weeks to make their views known on a plan that will shape the town for the next 10 years. Those living in the town have from now until Monday, February 28 to comment on proposed changes made to the Cranbrook Plan. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said the Cranbrook Plan will highlight sites in and around the town for housing, employment development, new schools, sports areas and community buildings. An EDDC spokesperson said: “It will also help to secure financial contributions towards healthcare services, a special educational needs and disabilities school, improvements to lower…

Convenience stores in Exmouth, Cranbrook and Exeter are giving customers the chance to buy food past its sell-by date. Southern Co-op has announced it is expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint scheme, selling fresh food up to two days after its ‘best before’ date at a reduced price of 20p. Non-perishable ‘ambient products’ – such as tinned fruit and vegetables, dried pasta, rice, jams, tea, coffee confectionery, selected condiments, sugar and sweeteners,  plus and chilled products such as soft fruit and fruit juices – will be sold up to seven days over the sell-by date. The stores in Devon now included…

The chief executive of one of the companies behind scores of homes in Cranbrook has labelled the new East Devon town a ‘real success’, despite the lack of a town centre. Paul Crawford, chief executive of LiveWest, one of the two main providers of affordable housing in Cranbrook, says a lack of confidence by retailers is the reason for the decade delay in building a town centre. He said: “If commerce and retail don’t have the appetite to let that space and therein lies the problem. It’s a bit like asking LiveWest to build houses that no one wants to…

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has apologised to residents over disruptions to recycling and rubbish collections it has blamed on ‘national staff shortages’. Householders have been warned some waste pick-ups could take place on different days ‘for the foreseeable future’. The authority has set out a series of steps for people to check to see if their collection has been affected. Just as we thought we were returning to more normal times, we are experiencing tremendous pressure because of short-term staff shortages…Residents have been told that if recycling containers have not been emptied after four days, they should take them…

A free cycling festival for all ages is coming to Cranbrook later this month, with goodie bags and e-bike taster sessions. The community fun at the Younghayes Centre, from 10am until 2pm, will includes activities such as free bike maintenance sessions, children’s balance bike trials and electric bike tasters. Further free e-bike ride sessions, for ages 16 and over, will be held on Sunday, August 22, September 5, and September 12, between 1pm and 4pm. A spokesperson for the event said: “It is an opportunity for you and your family to come along and make the most of the mixture…

District council chiefs have backed investing £40million to help make a long-awaited town centre for Cranbrook a reality. The huge sum of cash will provide much-needed facilities in the new East Devon town. It’s a momentous day for Cranbrook residents…It comes as plans for a Morrisons supermarket, town square and parade of shops have been submitted to the authority. And funding is also being reviews for a ‘health, wellbeing and leisure hub’. “It’s a momentous day for Cranbrook residents. At long last the reality of the town centre is firmly on the horizon,” said Councillor Dan Ledger, portfolio holder for…

Police have appealed for information over a crash involving a car and a cyclist in the Blackhorse area of Exeter this morning (Thursday, May 13).  The collision involved an unknown vehicle and a woman aged in her 20s on a purple-coloured mountain bike who was travelling from Pinhoe to Cranbrook. It happened between 7am and 8am. Officers say the cyclist has since fallen ill and is in hospital. A force spokesperson said today: “Police are appealing for information following a collision between a car and a cyclist in the Blackhorse area of Exeter this morning. “It happened between 7am and…

An East Devon teenager from Cranbrook and another from Exeter have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to an attack on 18-year-old city man. Police were called to Lancelot Road, Beacon Heath, Exeter, at around 11.30pm on Tuesday (April 27), where they found an 18-year-old man with serious head and leg injuries. He was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. A 17-year-old man from Cranbrook and an 18-year-old man from Exeter, who are believed to know the victim, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been remanded in police custody while enquiries continue. Police want to hear…

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…

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