Car parking charges are going up in ALL East Devon car parks by 50% and there will no longer be any free parking anywhere – except for coaches in Seaton it seems.
EDDC says it is to boost tourist numbers at the EDDC-owned but Devon Wildlife Trust-run Seaton Jurassic Centre. Can it do this? Favour free parking for council-owned facilities only?
“Seaton’s busiest car park is facing a 50 per cent price hike – while charges at another site could be scrapped to make it a ‘coach-friendly town’.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) is considering both moves among sweeping changes to its tariffs.
A year-long trial of free parking for coaches at Seaton Jurassic is being proposed in a bid to boost tourism.
The authority is also planning to increase the hourly rate at the Orchard car park from £1 to £1.50.
An evening and overnight levy would also be introduced as the facility. …
““During June and July, our coach parking revenue here was less than £100 so the risks associated with responding favourably to this request are minimal. …” ”
Owl has received information from an interested organisation that:
“Devon County Council is proceeding with compulsory purchase of land for the Seaton to Axminster cycle project.”
Ok – but there is still no National Cycle Path AND discussing compulsory purchase of the land between Seaton and Axminster has been going on (at length) since AT LEAST 2011:
with, so far, no progress whatsoever.
A Jurrasic Coast National Park from Studland Bay to Exmouth? Surely our new ruling group will be keen on that won’t they?
“The organisation that looks after the Jurassic Coast is inviting input from people in East Devon, as it sets out its management plan for the next five years.
A draft plan has been drawn up, and consultation days will be held in Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton for people to learn about the proposals and have their say.
The Jurassic Coast Trust’s work includes putting out information about rock falls and landslips, promoting responsible fossil collecting, educating the public through museums and visitor centres, and giving guidance to local organisations, to ensure that development and tourism does not harm the Jurassic Coast.
Public consultation days will take place on
Tuesday, September 10,
at Exmouth Library;
Thursday, September 19,
at Sidmouth Library; and
Wednesday, September 25,
at Seaton Jurassic.
Members of the trust’s staff will be on hand between 10am and 3pm to talk through the draft plan and answer questions.
Following the consultation, the plan is due to be published in the next few months.”
The Impact of Climate Change on East Devon Wildlife
Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Seaton
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 from 19:00-21:00
Tickets by Eventbrite
No venue stated and tickets seem not yet to be available.
“Three towns are joining forces in a bid to improve healthcare provision in the Axe and Lym valleys.
Seaton, Axminster and Lyme Regis have formed a powerful alliance which will represent a combined population of some 40,000 residents.
Working together as the Axe Valley Health Forum the group believes it will have a stronger voice.
The new organisation will work with the NHS on the delivery of a health and care model that fits its demographic.
The vision is to establish a ‘place based system of care’ to meet the specific needs of the people of the Axe Valley where all voices within the community are listened to and everyone has an opportunity to participate in the design of services.
The aim will be to improve health and wellbeing for everyone living within the place identified as the Axe Valley – this includes Seaton, Axminster, Lyme Regis and the surrounding communities.
The Forum will consist of elected community representatives, health and social care providers and volunteers. …”
“The Axe and Otter estuaries are amongst 12 new Marine Conservation Zones created in the south west of England.
The expansion of the UK’s ‘Blue Belt’ was announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today (Friday May 31).
Among the species and habitats given greater protection by the designation are fan mussels, native oysters, tentacled lagoon-worms and the deep sea bed. …”