EDDC launches survey ahead of HQ move

PUBLISHED: 16:30 16 October 2015

Exmouth Town Hall.

Exmouth Town Hall.

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Exmouth residents are being asked to have their say about district council services, as the authority prepares to move part of its headquarters to the town.

East Devon District Council has launched a Moving and Improving consultation, having decided to relocate its offices from the Knowle in Sidmouth, and divide them between Exmouth Town Hall and purpose-built facilities in Honiton.

The council says it is carrying out the consultation to help inform its decision-making about how and where services should be provided, so it is keen to hear back from as many residents as possible.

As part of the consultation process, 3,000 households throughout East Devon were selected to receive a copy of the consultation questionnaire in the post.

It is also open to all other residents online at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/moving-and-improving.

Those taking part can enter a prize draw for vouchers worth £100.

A separate questionnaire is also being sent to town and parish councillors, representatives of voluntary and community groups, and representatives of local businesses.

The closing date for the consultation is Thursday, November 12.

Council leader Councillor Paul Diviani said: “As a public authority, it is our duty to make sure that everyone can access the services they need and that our services represent great value.

“It’s really important that you have your say about how and where you want our services to be delivered in the future, as this will help us decide how to provide our services when we move.”

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