NEWS

Here, we have included details of various events taking place in the town and neighbouring villages, as well as information which we think you may find interesting!

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After successful trials in the area, East Devon District Council will be rolling out their new recycling scheme in Budleigh Salterton in June 2017 for more information please click on the link below.

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/new-recycling-and-waste-service-2017/

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PINPOINT Community Services in Devon 

Pinpoint is a free online directory of support and services available within Devon, providing information on advice services, care at home, staying healthy, social groups and much more.

Pinpoint launched recently replacing the Devon Community Directory.  To find out a little more, please click here.

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Developments and latest position of the super fast broadband programme

Can be found on the connecting Devon and Somerset website by clicking on this link: www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk
 

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FAB Link Interconnector Project 

For more information on the project to build the 220- kilometre France-Alderney-Britain electricity connector and the proposed subsea and underground cable route and converter station please follow the link -  http://www.fablink.net/

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The League of Friends of Budleigh Salterton Hospital, Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) and the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) have agreed to transform the town’s Community Hospital into a health and wellbeing hub for all.

The types of services which could be available in the new health and wellbeing hub include additional physiotherapy, podiatry, hospice services and audiology. Please visit the website for more information http://www.budleighhospitalhub.org/

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Budleigh Salterton Police "Have your say"
These sessions will be held once a month in the Library, where our local PCSO will be available to discuss policing issues.  See posters for dates and times. 

Devon and Cornwall Police have received reports relating to a professionally run national scam.

This has led to many vulnerable people, who are often elderly, being ruthlessly defrauded out of thousands of pounds. For information please follow the link.

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Water Quality
Bathing water at beaches is regularly tested by the Environment Agency.  It is measured by the amount of bacteria within a water sample. Counts are undertaken throughout the bathing season to see if the water quality meets the European Union's (EC) Bathing Water Directive. The directive sets limits for a number of substances and all countries in the EU have to make sure their popular beaches meet these standards. These popular beaches are known as designated bathing waters.

Bathing waters must be tested at weekly intervals between 1 May and 30 September, with a minimum of 20 samples tested.  There are two measurement criteria - a minimum standard, which must be met in order for a bathing area to pass, and a higher standard, which member states should strive to achieve. 

We have included a link to the EA website to view test results.

South West Water have produced a leaflet about Bathing Water in the South West. To view it please click here


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You may notice there are occasionally a number of tankers in Lyme Bay. To find out what individual tankers are carrying and their destination please go to Shipping Movements.

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