Exmouth Town Council to move back to Town Hall

Exmouth Town Council will be relocating back to Exmouth Town Hall and will be temporarily closed from 29th to 30th January whilst the office equipment and telephones are moved. The office, which will be on the first floor will then be open to the public from Wednesday 31st January 2018. Our operating hours will be Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9amto 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

The Town Council’s telephone and email contact details will remain unchanged – telephone: 01395 276167 or email: reception@exmouth.gov.uk. The address to use from Monday 29th January 2018 will be Exmouth Town Hall, St Andrews Road, Exmouth EX8 1AW.

Exmouth Town Council is one of three tiers of local government serving the Town and works in partnership with the District and County Councils to ensure provision of appropriate local services and amenities. It has direct responsibility for Tourist Information, Gorfin Hall, the Jubilee Clock Tower, Exmouth Festival, festoon lighting along the seafront, Christmas lights, Allotments, flower towers and supplementary town maintenance work including grass cutting and weeding.

The Town Council also offers proof of life services for the purposes of foreign pensions and acts as a planning consultee for planning applications made within the town wards. Exmouth Town Council will continue to provide these services along with its other statutory duties from its new location on the first floor of the Town Hall.

East Devon District Council is responsible for street cleansing, housing needs, council tax, housing benefit, kerbside waste and recycling and environmental services. It is also responsible for strategic planning policies for all development (including housing and employment sites) via its Local Plan. The planning team is providing a surgery on Wednesday mornings for planning matters and drop in appointments will continue to be available at Exmouth Town Hall for housing needs, housing benefit and council tax support. Other District Council services can be accessed via the District Council’s General Enquiries telephone service on 01395 516551 or via internet: www.eastdevon.gov.uk.

Devon County Council’s responsibilities include street lighting, highways (both roads and footways (pavements), education, health and social services and public rights of way. Devon County Council can be contacted via telephone on 0345 155 1015 or 0845 155 1015 or via internet on www.new.devon.gov.uk. Issues relating to roads and transport can be reported by using the “Report a problem” tab on www.new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/