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The Knowledge 12 August 2016 Issue 13 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 17 August 09:30 NOT REQUIRED

Licensing & Enforcement Sub Committee CL Wednesday 24 August 09:30 NOT REQUIRED

Licensing & Enforcement Committee CL Wednesday 24 August 09:30 Council Chamber

Strategic Development & Partnerships

Think Tank

Thursday 24 August

15:00 Council Chamber

‣ East Devon AONB

‣ EDDC Countryside Service

‣ EDVSA (East Devon

Volunteer Support Agency)

‣ Exeter and East Devon

Growth Point

‣ Government Business


‣ Grants and funding

‣ Jurassic Coast

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‣ Local Government

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‣ Rural Services Network –

East Devon Profile

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New documents in the

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TRIP Community Transport

Annual Report 2015/16

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

Decision by Portfolio Holder


Homes &


Jill Elson

Dovetails, South Street, Colyton

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

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.

Agreed: To allow the application.

Under our Constitution a decision cannot be implemented until 9.00am 18 August East 2016. Devon If a profile

decision is subject to a valid Call In by members before that specified time and date it cannot be

implemented until the Scrutiny Committee has reviewed the decision. If a portfolio holder decision

is called in, the report writer will be notified of this by a democratic services officer.

In the press

‣ Locals may get compensated for new housing

Ministers are considering whether some money raised

by the Community Infrastructure Levy, a charge placed

on developers for developments over 100 square

metres, could be handed directly to homeowners as

well as being spent on local services. It is hoped that the

move could help the Government to hit housebuilding

targets while keeping communities onside.


Development Management


‣ 2 August 2016

Devon & Cornwall Police &

Crime Panel

‣ 1 July 2016

EDDC news

‣ Read the latest news

‣ EDDC Chairman supports

parishioners fight to keep

bank branch open

‣ Crafty recycling event at


‣ Council takes young

people Outward Bound to

Welsh mountains

‣ Council consults on draft

East Devon Villages Plan


‣ Rare bird causes a

twitch at Seaton Wetlands

‣ Celebrate volunteering

with an open day on

Saturday August 27 at

Seaton Wetlands

‣ Council accommodation

in Exmouth to benefit from

colourful community


‣ Local people to get cash payments from fracking

Proposals for the Shale Wealth Fund have been amended to

offer cash payments to people who live near fracking sites.

Previous proposals for the fund only included money for

community trusts and councils. A consultation has been

launched on the fund, focusing on control for local

communities, including up to 10% of tax revenues derived from

shale exploration being spent on local priorities. The fund could deliver up to £10 million for

every eligible community.

‣ Cuts leaving trading standards budget at £1.99 a year each, survey claims

Trading standards officers have accused the Government of failing to protect consumers

after the Chartered Trading Standards Institute revealed that local council budgets for

policing rogue traders have fallen to just £1.99 a year per citizen. It says cuts imposed by

central government have left local government trading standards teams fearful of the

financial risks of taking on major prosecutions.

‣ Amnesty on Zimmer frames

Age UK has claimed that an acute shortage of disability

aids, including Zimmer frames, walking sticks and chair

hoists, is keeping thousands of elderly and disabled

people from being discharged from hospital. Some

councils are offering a service to help reuse or recycle

items to allow more people to use them.

‣ Councils should give free condoms to children from the age of 13, NICE says

All councils have been told to provide free condoms to children as young as 13, in advice

from health watchdogs. The draft guidance from that National Institute for Health and Care

Excellence (NICE) says condoms should be made far more widely available, with free

supplies for groups at “high risk” of sexually transmitted infections. The watchdog said all

councils should offer free supplies to those aged between 13 and 25, using schemes which

allow teens to look up the nearest provider on their phone. Dozens of local authorities

currently fund such initiatives but NICE said every council should follow suit.

‣ Some regions will soon have just two workers for every OAP

The so-called Old Age Dependency Ratio – the

proportion of retired people in comparison

with the workforce – is to increase by 18%

across England over the next 25 years,

according to the ONS. Across England, the

figure will rise from just under 309 pensioners

to every 1,000 workers to almost 364 by 2039. The pressure from the ageing population is

expected to be more than twice as great in the south west of England as in London.

‣ Just one pint and you’re over the limit

Ministers have been urged to cut the drink-drive limit

to less than a pint by road safety charity Brake. The

charity wants England to copy Scotland in slashing the

limit by more than a third – or even have zero

tolerance. They call came after latest government

figures showed 240 people died in drink-related

crashes in 2014, a figure that has not gone down since


‣ East Devon’s playday is

a hit with the local

Exmouth community

‣ Right to Buy reform urged as council leaders fear for social housing

The LGA has called on the Government to make urgent reforms to the Right to Buy (RTB)

scheme, after figures showed that the number of sold-off homes which local authorities

could start replacing fell by more than a quarter last year. In 2015/16, 12,246 council homes

were sold to tenants under RTB in England, but just 2,055 replacements were started by

councils – a drop of 27 per cent on the previous year. The LGA said it expected 66,000

council homes to be sold to tenants by 2020 and fears councils will struggle to replace the

majority of them. It warned that the fall in the number of much-needed council homes

would exacerbate the housing crisis and is calling for councils to keep 100 per cent of

receipts and set RTB discounts locally. LGA Senior Vice Chair, Cllr Nick Forbes, said: "RTB will

quickly become a thing of the past in England if councils continue to be prevented from

building new homes. Housing reforms that reduce rents and force councils to sell homes will

make building new properties and replacing those sold even more difficult. Such a loss in

social housing risks pushing more people into the more expensive private rented sector,

increasing homelessness and housing benefit spending.” Cllr Forbes discussed the issue on

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. LGA Vice Chair Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson was

interviewed for Sky News bulletins and Vice Chair Marianne Overton has spoken to

numerous BBC regional radio stations about the story.

What’s on

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

‣ Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

‣ Exmouth Pavilion

The Gateway, Seaton

‣ Seaton Visitor Centre

The Beehive, Honiton

‣ Countryside events

‣ Honest broadband

Providers must “stop giving their customers misleading information” when advertising

broadband speeds, the Telegraph says in its leader comment. It reads: “It is bad enough that

broadband services in many parts of the country are so slow; but insult is added to injury

when the speed fall well short of what is advertised, especially in rural areas. The LGA has

called for greater transparency from providers. Currently, they are allowed by advertising

rules to promote download speeds claiming “up to” maxima – available to only 10 per cent

of their customers. With so much of our lives conducted online, we are at least entitled that

providers stop treating us like idiots.”

‣ Let’s build on sport success

A comment piece on the Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards praises volunteer grassroots

champions who run clubs and encourage children to take part in sport. Around 15 million

people play sport once a week, but at grassroots level the investment to fund it amounts to

just £8 per person per year. Cllr Ian Stephens, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport

Board, has warned of an “ever-widening chasm” between grassroots and elite football.

Mirror p4 (Pride of Sport supplement)

‣ Youth services 'heading towards collapse', says union

UK youth services are "heading for collapse", research into the scale of council cuts since

2012 has suggested. Some 600 youth centres have been shut, 3,650 youth staff have lost

their jobs, and 139,000 youth places have been axed, the report for Unison says.

Information from 180 councils warns of more cuts ahead, and suggests the youngsters most

in need are being left with nowhere to turn for support. An LGA spokesman said: "Councils

have faced the largest budget cuts in the public sector since 2010, and despite doing all they

can to protect the most vital services, it's impossible to protect everything." The LGA

highlighted that the Government was planning to spend £1.1 billion on the National Citizen

Service over the course of this Parliament. But it added: "While this is a good scheme that

provides positive experiences for many children and young people, given the scale of cuts to

youth service spending highlighted in this report, it is vital that money to run the NCS should

not be at the expense of restoring and supporting local services for young people."

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

Public consultation on the Netting

Permit Byelaw

Devon and Severn IFCA Officers will be holding a number of events to

publicise the proposed Netting Permit Byelaw. Find more

information here.

Eduardo Paolozzi - General Dynamic F.U.N.

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Thelma Hulbert Gallery - 10 September – 8 October

A new Hayward Touring exhibition of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi will open at

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Devon as part of a national tour. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

(1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland,

Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. He is equally revered for his

mechanistic sculptures and his kaleidoscopic print projects. The artist, who described

himself as 'a wizard in Toytown', transformed the mundane, the derelict and the massproduced

into images that zap with electric eclecticism and impress with their graphic

complexity. 'Carrots into pomegranates!'

Paolozzi's canny alchemy is vividly apparent in General Dynamic F.U.N, a series of fifty

screenprints and photolithographs created between 1965 and 1970. Here Paolozzi employs

the technologies of mass-reproduction and gorges on its idols – the household names and

familiar faces of consumer advertising, high fashion and Hollywood. The artist's friend and

sometime collaborator, J.G. Ballard, described General Dynamic F.U.N as a 'unique

guidebook to the electric garden of our minds'.

For workshops and activities coordinating with this exhibition, please visit

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