Exmouth community projects are progressing well

PUBLISHED: 14:25 27 August 2019

Councillor Jeff Trail. Ref exe 08 19TI 0277. Picture: Terry Ife

Councillor Jeff Trail. Ref exe 08 19TI 0277. Picture: Terry Ife


Councillor Jeff Trail gives an update on the many community projects in Exmouth that are moving in the right direction.

The local elections have come and gone and as a team we have moved forward, starting with the Exmouth in Bloom judging.

Cllrs Richard Scott, Christine Channon and myself have been assisting with permissions and trying to get work completed before the event, which we hope will be worthwhile for EinB volunteers, the town, Exmouth Town Council, East Devon District Council and Devon County Council by attaining Gold Award in October.

Other community projects have been moving in the right direction with the help of local groups, town and district councils.

On a county basis, work has included the introduction and success of the tucan crossing on the Exeter Road, which now joins up the Exe Estuary Path to A La Ronde, completing the East Devon Way. Our highways departments have programmed and re-programmed, re-surfaced and re-dressed many of the main accesses into and around Exmouth.

Chapel Hill roundabout has seen a total transformation after much debate and lobbying by all three county councillors.

Woodbury, Lympstone and Exton have witnessed works including a new ford in Mill Lane, new bus stop in Woodbury Square and a new safety entrance to the play park in Exton just to name a few.

All wards have receive a good tidy-up with assistance from town and parish councils, volunteers and Richard and I.

Other important works being carried out are:

1. The fire service's 'Safer Together' service delivery operating model consultation document, which has provided much debate.

Residents are encouraged to give their views by the end of September through safetogetherprogramme@dsfire.gov.uk.

2. Adult Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Carers Spotlight Review. A report should be available in the early autumn.

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