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OUT & ABOUT

Crime and Disorder

Nominated Neighbour Scheme – if you know of a vulnerable person who lives nearby who may benefit from this scheme please phone the Clerk or pick up a leaflet at the Post Office.

Regularly we have a message from the Police that bogus callers (usually proporting to be from the Water Board) are trying to get entry to properties. Older members of the community are usually the target.  Never let people into your home unless they are known to you, or you have someone with you.  Please look out for your neighbours too.

Flytipping and dogfouling. There are several areas that are prone to flytipping – Parsons Lane and the Prickly Pear Blossoms Car Park (National Trust property). Please report to the Clerk anything you see, also any information on the perpetrators would be helpful.

Highways

If you notice a pothole or any other problems regarding the highway, please contact the Clerk.

Flooding

For property owners in flood risk areas, there are many steps than can be taken to help reduce the impact should flooding occur. These can range from storing important documents upstairs to investing in floodboards or other flood protection products. The Environment Agency has recently begun a process of awarding a kitemark to those flood protection products that have successfully passed a series of tests. Information on those products that have been awarded the kitemark can be found on the environment Agency Website.

The Floodline number is 08459881188

Anchor Staying Put

Anchor Staying Put is a Home Improvement Agency working in partnership with East Devon District Council and Social Services. Funding can be accessed for adaptations to homeowner’s properties to enhance or improve the quality of life for older and disabled residents of East Devon. Grant funding for certain repairs to properties can be arranged, subject to conditions. The local contact number is 01395 514790