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The Knowledge 22 July 2016 Issue 10 2016/2017

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England: Devon

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East Devon Profile

‣ South West Councils’ News


Please note meetings shaded pink are NOT open to the public

Meeting DSO Date Time Location

‣ Licensing & Enforcement Sub Committee DV Wednesday 27 July 09:30 Committee Room

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) –

training for Town & Parish Councils


Wednesday 27 July



Council Chamber

‣ COUNCIL HW Wednesday 27 July 18:30 Council Chamber

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) –

training for Town & Parish Councils


Thursday 28 July



Council Chamber

‣ Development Management Committee HW Tuesday 2 August 10:00 Council Chamber

Licensing & Enforcement Sub Committee CL Wednesday 3 August 09:30 NOT REQUIRED

Portfolio Holder - Corporate Business

Think Tank

Thursday 4 August 17:00 Room 1

Scrutiny Committee DM Thursday 4 August 18:00 CANCELLED

In the press

Rise in roadworks at night will ease jams

More roadworks will be carried out at night under plans

to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day to dig up

major highways at peak times. The Government wants

to extend so-called “lane rental” powers – which

incentivise work during quiet periods – across the

country following a successful trial in London East and Devon Kent profile

which led to a 42% reduction in congestion around

roadworks. The pilot saw the average length of time

companies spent on each work site at peak times drop from nearly four days to under three


Contact us:

Democratic Services Officers

Diana Vernon 01395 517541

Amanda Coombes 01395 517543

Chris Lane 01395 517544

Debbie Meakin 01395 517540

Alethea Thompson 01395 571653

Hannah Whitfield 01395 517542

‣ Infrastructure 'still faces flooding risk'

Britain's roads, bridges, railways, hospitals, electricity,

gas, water and internet remain at risk from floods, a

government review will admit. The BBC understands it

will say some services – such as electricity – are

increasingly protected from extreme rains but others -

like telecoms - lag behind. The review was prompted by

December's floods in the North of England. It is

expected to be published in late summer, along with

the Government's progress towards a 25-year environmental masterplan for the UK.


Standards Committee

‣ 19 July 2016

EDDC news

‣ Read the latest news

‣ East Devon Leader

describes green light for Lidl

as “an enormous boost for

growth and confidence”

‣ Consultation deadline

reminder for street trading

rule changes

‣ Council considers remarketing


Queen’s Drive site

‣ Extent of conservation

value of Pebblebed Heaths


‣ Seaton’s horizon framed

by giant waves

‣ Positive public response

to Sidmouth BMP shortlist

options consultation

‣ Car clocking ban called for by councils

A proposed EU ban on companies who provide mileage "correction" services for cars should

be made UK law and brought forward, the LGA says.

Figures showed incidents of clocking - when a car's

mileage dashboard display is decreased - rose by 10%

between March and October last year. The LGA also

wants mileage correction devices to be banned. An

existing legal loophole means it is not illegal to alter a

car's mileage, but it is fraudulent to knowingly sell a

clocked car without disclosing that its odometer has been adjusted. Adjusting the mileage

can artificially increase car prices as well as hide serious mechanical problems on vehicles.

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: "With

up to 1.7 million clocked and potentially dangerous vehicles on UK roads, anyone buying a

second-hand car should make as many checks as they can to ensure that the vehicle is

showing its true mileage. Clocking is harming both reputable used car dealers and

consumers, and unless the proposed EU ban on mileage correction services is brought

forward and made part of UK law, thousands more cars will continue to be clocked over the

next two years, jeopardising the safety of cars on UK roads."

‣ Forgotten’ Forces veterans feel let down by country, says charity

‣ Starbucks 'to bring in recyclable cups'

Research by Armed Forces charity SSAFA into younger veterans

aged 16-64 has found a “forgotten generation” of former

servicemen and women are living in fear of debt, and feel let

down by their country. The charity says potentially vulnerable

servicemen and women should have welfare screening before

leaving the forces, as well as a government-funded mentoring

scheme to support veterans in their first year after they leave


Starbucks is to trial a British-made coffee cup which can be recycled. The

US company has responded to concerns that as many as 2.5 billion

disposable cups are dumped in landfill or incinerated every year in the


‣ Government urged to ban energy drink sales for under-16s over health


The sale of energy drinks to children under 16 should be banned following studies

linking them to a range of health complaints and risky behaviours, according to a

report by the Food Research Collaboration. Sales of energy drinks in the UK

increased by 155% between 2006 and 2014, from 235 to 600 million litres.

Civic engagements

Sunday 24 July

Sedgemoor District Council’s

Civic Service, St Marys

Church, Wedmore

Buzzard in flight

Photo by Peter Vernon

Town & Parish websites

‣ All Saints

‣ Awliscombe

‣ Axminster

‣ Aylesbeare

‣ Beer

‣ Branscombe

‣ Broadclyst

‣ Broadhembury

‣ Budleigh Salterton

‣ Chardstock

‣ Clyst Honiton

‣ Clyst St Mary

‣ Cranbrook

‣ Dunkeswell

‣ Exmouth

‣ Farringdon

‣ Feniton

‣ Gittisham

‣ Honiton

‣ Luppitt

‣ Lympstone

‣ Kilmington

‣ Musbury

‣ Newton Poppleford

‣ Northleigh

‣ Otterton

‣ Ottery St Mary

‣ Payhembury

‣ Plymtree

‣ Rockbeare

‣ Seaton

‣ Sidmouth

‣ Stoke Canon

‣ Talaton

‣ Uplyme

‣ Upottery

‣ Upton Pyne

‣ Woodbury

Legacy to landscape

Wednesday 27 July

8pm to late

Wild about Moths

Bolshayne Farm

Celebrate National Moth week

and get close up to these

amazing but much

misunderstood cousins of the

butterflies. Booking essential.

or ring 01404 310012

What’s on

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

‣ Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

‣ Exmouth Pavilion

The Gateway, Seaton

‣ Seaton Visitor Centre

The Beehive, Honiton

‣ Countryside events

‣ Town & Parish contacts

Please advise if you would like to

share the link to your council's

town/parish website in the


Democratic Services produces

this weekly information sheet

every Friday for Members of

East Devon District Council.

Please contact Diana Vernon

if you have any comments

about the newsletter.

Axmouth – taken from a field at the top of Whitwell Lane, Colyford; Colyton Grammar School buildings

in foreground. Photo by Peter Vernon

Summer holiday

family workshops

Sat 20 Aug

Drop in anytime

between 11am and 3pm

Come and print with

leaves with countryside

ranger Penny Evans –

if it’s sunny we’ll be in

the garden!

Fri 26 Aug

Drop in anytime

between 11am and 3pm

Join countryside

ranger Penny Evans to

create your very own

creatures with beads

made out of elder

Sat 27 Aug

Drop in anytime

between 11am and 3pm

Join artist-led

workshop with Monica

Shanta Brown, using

painting, drawing

and collage.

Free drop in activities, no booking required. Absolutely no

experience needed, any age welcome! Children must be

accompanied by a responsible adult. Suggested donation £2/child.

01404 45006

Thelma Hulbert Gallery,

Elmfield House Dowell St,

Honiton, EX14 1LX

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