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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…

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…

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