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The Knowledge 5 August 2016 Issue 12 2016/2017

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Please note meetings shaded pink are NOT open to the public

Meeting DSO Date Time Location

Licensing & Enforcement Sub Committee CL Wednesday 10 August 09:30 NOT REQUIRED

Cabinet AC Wednesday 10 August 17:30 CANCELLED

Asset Management Forum CL Thursday 11 August 09:30 CANCELLED

Licensing & Enforcement Sub Committee CL Wednesday 17 August 09:30 NOT REQUIRED

Decision put to Portfolio Holder


Homes &


Jill Elson

Dovetails, South Street, Colyton

Mr J Hourihan is the owner/occupier of “Dovetails” in South Street,


He has requested permission to install a gate, opening inwards towards the

property, which would allow him access to his rear garden via the EDDC

owned parking area in Gribblemead. This would allow him to access the

rear of his property more easily.

To facilitate Mr Hourihan’s request, our Estates Section would be required

to grant an “Easement”. The fee for this would be negotiated by Estates

and would be of financial benefit to EDDC.

‣ Rural Services Network

‣ Rural Services Network –

East Devon Profile

‣ South West Councils’ News

Recommendation: To allow the application.

Further details: John Moss, Housing Officer, Ext 2580

East Devon profile

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‣ Fears grow over danger of flooding around the UK as inquiry is shelved

Time is running out to prevent similar devastation caused by

last year’s floods as the National Flood Resilience Review is

delayed, reports the Observer. More than five million

homes in England – one in six properties – are at risk of

flooding, the paper says. Meteorological records show that

six of the seven wettest years since records began occurred

from 2000 onwards. Scientists blame global warming, which

is heating the atmosphere, allowing it to hold on to more

water, which it then releases as bursts of intense rainfall.


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‣ East Devon’s public

gardens are a double


‣ 'Surge' in hate crime in areas that voted to leave EU

The surge in anti-immigrant hate crimes seen after the EU referendum was particularly

intense in areas of the country that strongly voted Leave, an investigation by the

Independent has found. New figures drawn directly from local police forces’ databases show

consistent doubling and tripling of relevant hate crimes in the most Eurosceptic parts of

Britain. They go even further than the average 57% nationwide increase in hate crimes

reported by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) in the aftermath of the referendum.

The statistics, obtained under FOI, come as the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announces

that Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) will look at how officers respond to

reports of such crimes.

Antisemitic incidents rise by 11% in first six months

Data compiled by the Community Security Trust has found that incidents of antisemitism

rose by 11% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period on 2015, up

to 557 cases. Abuse included verbal abuse, graffiti, leaflets and attacks on Jewish property.

‣ Cornwall to keep Brussels office

Cornwall County Council has said that it will keep its office

in Brussels after the UK breaks ties with the EU. Senior

councillors fear the Government will not maintain up to

£60 million in annual EU funding and said that the Brussels

office will remain essential in its quest to bring in money

from other areas.

‣ NHS under pressure from increase in cancer survivors, report warns

People are twice as likely to live at least 10 years after being

diagnosed with cancer as they were at the start of the 1970s, new

research shows. More than 170,000 people in the UK who were

diagnosed in the 1970s and 1980s are still alive – an “extraordinary”

number, Macmillan Cancer Support said in its report 'Cancer: Then

and Now'. The increase in long-term cancer survivors is due to more

sophisticated treatment combined with an ageing population, the

charity said. However, it warned the consequences were increasing

demand on the NHS, with more people living for longer, with longterm


‣ Hospital admissions for drug-related problems reach decade high

More people are ending up in hospital with physical or mental health problems related to

drug use than at any time in the past 10 years. There were 14,279 cases of people admitted

to hospital with a primary diagnosis of poisoning by illicit drugs in England in 2014/15 – a

57% rise since 2004/05 and up 2% year on year, according to data from the Health and

Social Care Information Centre.

‣ Diabetes bill doubles in a decade as obesity soars

A rise in diabetes cases linked to obesity means

that diabetes drugs now cost the NHS almost £1

billion a year, twice as much as a decade ago,

according to new figures compiled by NHS

Digital. A Department of Health spokeswoman

said: “We know childhood is the best place to

start with a healthy lifestyle. Our

comprehensive childhood obesity strategy will

build on measures we are already taking, like

the soft drinks industry levy.”

What’s on

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

‣ Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

‣ Exmouth Pavilion

The Gateway, Seaton

‣ Seaton Visitor Centre

The Beehive, Honiton

‣ Countryside events

‣ Give overweight patients £100-an-hour therapy

on the NHS, doctors are told

GPs are being told to refer obese patients for counselling

sessions on the NHS to help them slim down. In guidelines

just issued, NICE also urges doctors to send patients to

Weight Watchers classes or for gastric band operations, all

free on the NHS. Critics said it was a waste of public money

but NICE said it would save the NHS money in the long-run.

‣ Lives at risk as fire crews stand in for paramedics

Firefighters with only days of medical training

are being sent to deal with serious injuries,

heart attacks and strokes, it is reported. Last

month more than 4,000 life-threatening

emergencies were attended to by 15 of the

35 fire crews who are working as ambulance

co-responders, according to figures obtained

by The Times. Fire chiefs have said that crews

are ill-equipped for medical emergencies. In

some areas these call-outs are more frequent

than fires. About 70% of fire and rescue teams across Britain act as co-responders for Code

Red 1 and 2 emergencies involving cardiac arrests or breathing complications. John

McGhee, National Officer of the Fire Brigades Union, said: “We’ve had a number of

incidents where people have thought they were attending someone who has a heart attack

only to get there and discover a major trauma.”

‣ Anorexia cases in children as young as eight

Girls as young as eight were among hundreds of children

admitted to hospital last year dangerously ill with anorexia.

The number of youngsters aged 14 or younger requiring

hospital treatment for the eating disorder has more than

doubled in the last five years from 236 in 2010/11 to 515 in

2015/16, it is reported. Among those admitted last year

were two girls aged eight, eight girls aged nine and another

eight girls aged 10.

‣ UK ‘unlikely’ to reach target of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees

There is “scant evidence” that Britain would reach the

target set by David Cameron last year of resettling 20,000

Syrian refugees in the country by 2020, MPs have said. The

Home Affairs Select Committee said that, in the 12 months

to the end of March this year, 68 councils had rehomed

refugees. Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA’s

Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, disputed the

suggestion that the country was not on track to meet the

designated target, describing the report as “out of date”. He

said: “The Government made it clear that they would bring

in a large group of Syrians before Christmas, then have a pause while they reviewed the

logistics. Since then, it’s clear there are sufficient offers from local councils to meet that will

reach the 20,000. We are in the hands of government and UNHCR about when they arrive.”

The report by MPs also accused the EU and its member states of failing to anticipate the

scale of migrant flows and called for security to be stepped up at smaller ports. Cllr David

Simmonds has discussed council efforts to resettle refugees in interviews on the BBC

Victoria Derbyshire Show and ITV News.

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‣ 6 million caught in rent trap

Analysis by the Equality Trust has found that rising

house prices and low wages are preventing an

estimated six million people from buying a property.

It says 86% of those renting cannot afford the

deposit needed to get on to the property ladder.

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The Lost Tales of Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Devon’s Theatre Rush has devised an exciting

new performance with the ‘Masterpieces’

Youth Group from the Thelma Hulbert Gallery

(THG), intriguingly titled ‘The Lost Tales of

Thelma Hulbert Gallery’.

There will be two guided performances around

the gallery on Saturday 13 August unravelling

the mysteries of Elmfield House, Honiton

where the gallery is based.

Theatre Rush is renowned for working with

local stories and will help bring to life the fascinating stories uncovered during a Heritage

Lottery funded project delving into the history of the house.

Anna Aroussi, Project Co-ordinator said, ‘This is the culmination of a two year project to

unpick the periods of Honiton history surrounding Elmfield House. Creating this

performance has been an exciting process which our Youth Group has really enjoyed. It

will illustrate the collage of intriguing stories we have discovered in a thrilling, new way.’’

Saturday 13 August – performances at 4pm and 7pm. Tickets: Adults £5 / Children £3.

Family Tickets £12. Light buffet and drinks are included in the ticket price.

For more details please visit or to book call 01404 45006.

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