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.

 

 

   

 

14 March 2017

Council helps homeowners with scheme that spreads the cost of a new boiler

East Devon working in partnership with Wessex Resolutions to provide fixed rate home improvement loans

Homeowners in East Devon who need to replace a broken or inefficient boiler may be eligible for assistance through funds from East Devon District Council. The council is working in partnership with local not-for-profit organisation Wessex Resolutions to deliver fixed rate loans for home improvements.

The average lifespan of a boiler is 10-15 years and the Energy Saving Trust estimates that if you replace an old G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated boiler with a full set of heating controls, you could save around £340 a year on your gas bill.

Councillor Jill Elson, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for sustainable homes and communities, said:

“This scheme helps to support and assist homeowners across East Devon, particularly those who are struggling to heat their homes more efficiently and effectively.  It is helping people to stay in their own homes for longer. The recycling of these funds is such a great benefit to the East Devon community and in particular to those people in need.”

Emma Lower of Wessex Resolutions said:

“Being able to help the local people to keep their families warm and healthy means a huge amount to us and we are so pleased that the local council can offer this money because the need is unquestionably there.”

Loan funds are recycled for the benefit of the community. Each time a repayment is made the money goes back into the original lending pot and is then available to help more people in need. Spreading the cost of a replacement boiler can be a real benefit to people who can’t afford the unexpected cost upfront but need to have a working boiler right away.
Loans are fixed at 4.3% APR representative.

For more information please call Wessex Resolutions on 01823 461099 or visit http://track.vuelio.uk.com/z.z?l=aHR0cDovL3d3dy53cmNpYy5vcmcudWs%3d&r=8306236236&d=3225708&p=1&t=h&h=edcb86f86b9b37de65ccd26f81046857.
 

  

 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 5 APRIL 2017  7.00pm Public Hall

Guest speaker Mr C Jenner, FAB Link Project 

A chance to meet your Councillors and discuss matters of local interest. Advance questions in writing are welcome and should be sent to the Clerk by 29 March 2017 

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VOLUNTEERS  NEEDED!!

The Otter Valley Association Annual Spring Litter Pick on the Lower Otter will this year be held on Saturday 25th March.
The OVA is looking for more volunteers and members will be assembling in Lime Kiln Car Park at 10am and then gathering at 12 noon to see what has been found in the way of unusual objects!
Please bring gloves and appropriate footwear, bags -
some "litter pickers" will be provided

Please come along and help keep our lovely River Otter clean. 

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 2 March 2017 Your Future Care consultation
Following a decision by NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body on the Your Future Care please click here to view a letter from Dr Tim Burke on how this affects the Hospitals in our area.

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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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The Environment Agency has supplied some useful information relating to flooding - click on this link to download the advice leaflet.

All parishes in East Devon should now have a stock of sandbags.  Empty sandbags are available for collection from the Town Council Offices during opening hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm).  Please note that we do not have supplies of sand.

Empty sandbags are also available from The Card Shop Too, 3 High Street, Budleigh Salterton.

In the event of flooding please call the Emergency Services for immediate assistance (if a rest centre is required this will be activated through reports received by the Emergency Services).  East Devon District Council can be contacted on 

01395 517528, or out of hours on 01395 578237  

 

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Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic and Parking.
Please click on the date to open the latest restrictions. 

29 March 2017 Station Road and Upper Stoneborough Lane

29 March 2017  Clinton Terrace

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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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ELECTORAL REVIEW OF DEVON: FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS

The Commission has now completed its review of Devon County Council. A summary of the Commission’s report setting out our final recommendations for Devon County Council and a full copy of the report is available on our website, http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-west/devon/devon-county-council. An interactive map of final recommendations is also available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/4141.

For an overview please click on the link  

The changes proposed for Devon County Council must now be implemented by order subject to Parliamentary scrutiny. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for Devon to be implemented at the local elections in 2017.

We would also like to invite you to participate in our online opinion survey. This survey seeks feedback on the review processes and procedures, in order to identify improvements that can be made. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to visit our website, at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/about-us/lgbce-opinion-survey to complete the survey.

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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. 

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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