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Seaton Town Council

The Big Christmas Light Switch-On will take place at 6pm this Friday!

We have already received some lovely photos - don't forget to send yours to by Wednesday 9th December 🙂
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The Big Christmas Light Switch-On will take place at 6pm this Friday!

We have already received some lovely photos - dont forget to send yours to by Wednesday 9th December 🙂
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#SupportSmallBusiness #shoplocal #supportlocalbusiness

For the assitance of residents, please find below a summary prepared by EDDC of the Government's guidance regarding restrictions coming into force as from 3 December 2020:

Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

What tiers mean
This guidance sets out what you can and cannot do in each tier.
There is separate guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection and additional advice at each tier will be provided shortly for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
There is also separate guidance for support and childcare bubbles, which apply across all tiers.
Support bubbles have been expanded. From 2 December you can form a support bubble with another household if any of the following apply to you:
• you are the only adult in your household (any other members of the household having been under 18 on 12 June 2020) or are the only adult who does not have a disability that needs continuous care
• you have a child under 1
• you live with a child under 5 with a disability that needs continuous care
The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.
Decisions on which area goes into which tier are primarily based on 5 key epidemiological indicators:
• case detection rates in all age groups
• case detection rates in the over-60s
• the rate at which cases are rising or falling
• positivity rate (the number of positive cases detected as a percentage of tests taken)
• pressure on the NHS, including current and projected occupancy
The indicators are designed to provide a full picture of what is happening with the virus in any area so that suitable action can be taken.
All tiers
Across all tiers, everyone:
• must wear a face covering in most indoor public settings, unless they have an exemption
• should follow the rules on meeting others safely
• should attend school or college as normal, unless they are self-isolating. Schools, universities, colleges and early years settings remain open in all tiers
• should walk or cycle where possible, plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes when travelling
• must follow the gathering limits at their tier except for in specific settings and circumstances. These exemptions are detailed at the end of this guidance
Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Regular testing will be offered to up to 2 family members or friends per resident by Christmas, which – when combined with other infection-control measures such as PPE – will support indoor visits with physical contact. Detailed guidance will be published shortly.
All businesses and venues that are open are expected to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers. In all tiers, the following businesses and venues can remain open:
• essential and non-essential retail, including indoor and outdoor markets and car boot sales
• certain leisure and sporting facilities such as gyms, sports courts and facilities, leisure centres, fitness and dance studios, golf courses, swimming pools, riding centres, outdoor playgrounds – subject to relevant social contact rules in each tier. Indoor group activities and classes should not take place at tier 3
• personal care and close contact services such as hairdressers and barbers, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, nail salons, spas and beauty services, massage parlours and tanning salons
• public buildings, such as libraries, community centres and halls. They should not host events for private hire, such as birthday parties or most other social activities in tier 3
• allotments, recycling and waste centres, public toilets, car parks
• essential public services such as the NHS and medical services, courts, and jobcentre plus sites
• places of worship – communal worship can now resume, subject to relevant social contact rules in each tier
Everyone who can work from home should do so. Where people cannot do so – including, but not limited to, people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction, or manufacturing – they should continue to travel to their workplace. Public-sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work where necessary.
Tier 2: High alert
This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
In tier 2:
• you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
• you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
• businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
• pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
• hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:
• provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol
• close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt)
• stop taking orders after 10pm
• hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
• early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm
• public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
• public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
• places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
• weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stone settings.
• organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue
• organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
• you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
• if you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey
• for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list
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Are we allowed to breathe without permission whichever tier we're in?😜

The installation of the replacement goalpost at Elizabeth Road has now been completed. Enjoy! #teamseaton #seatontowncouncil #STC #football
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The installation of the replacement goalpost at Elizabeth Road has now been completed. Enjoy! #teamseaton #seatontowncouncil #stc #footballImage attachmentImage attachment

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Andrew Baylis Jack Preston Chris Whitley Stu Turner Tom Cook Pete Jeffery Les goo!

Christmas is coming in Seaton! One of the trees went up yesterday. Phil is working with Harcombes to #makeseatonsparkle. As we can't have the traditional 'Christmas Lights Switch On' this year, please join STC on Friday 4 December at 6pm and switch on your own Christmas lights in your home or business premises and send photos to Prizes available for the best displays. #seatontowncouncil #STC #teamseaton #christmaslights #makeseatonsparkle🎁🎉🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

Christmas is coming in Seaton! One of the trees went up yesterday. Phil is working with Harcombes to #makeseatonsparkle. As we cant have the traditional Christmas Lights Switch On this year, please join STC on Friday 4 December at 6pm and switch on your own Christmas lights in your home or business premises and send photos to Prizes available for the best displays. #seatontowncouncil #stc #teamseaton #christmaslights #makeseatonsparkle🎁🎉🎄


Good morning all, we’d like to ask all residents which 3 roads & 3 footpaths you’d like to see prioritised for resurfacing? Also, which 3 drainage issues would you like to see prioritised within Seaton. Please put your answers in the comment section below👇🏼

We’ll pass on all the info to Devon county council and this will help inform them on future programming of works.
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I totally agree with Stephen Bath. Trying to cross the road with little ones going to the wetlands, with no path, the blind bend can be very dangerous. Also is it possible to have a footpath through this housing estate field to the gate of Colyford Road ?

Pretty sure my neighbour would love to see some help with the drainage issue in Orchard car park..... her house has flooded umpteen times!

There is an issue with the drain near to the police station and causes really bad flooding x

CLAPPS LANE!! Someone will break an ankle, leg or much worse, especially in the early dark evenings, where the soil path has been washed away by flooding down from the top road when the drains blew. This has left deep ditches, with small rocks or stones thrown down to try to fill them. More rain, more damage. The road at the top has cracked, risen or dropped near the junction to the main road and drains. The farm vehicles to the cattle + sheep on the Wetlands have to keep to one side to prevent axle damage, and the walls to the left on the way down are being damaged. If EDDC rent out the Wetlands for livestock, surely the road MUST be passable?

Could you please clear the hedges and the foot path at fleet court I did phone you about this in July but nothing has been done

Top of queen street/beer road Major drainage issue. Water comes through the road and up through kerbstone. It’s only been poorly patched. Needs urgent attention as causes flooding further down queen street

Several places in Harepath Road at the auction room end,have been repaired several times but keep breaking open again

To Seaton Town Council it is quite obvious that our roads, drains and sewers have been vastly under funded for years there are many more concerns than you may have thought so I would suggest a task force to gather all data and tackle them one at a time with the relevant authority.

A different one. ALL pavement spaces used by buggy users need maintenence. Also not enough in certain areas. Long way to go to find one.

Yes, please can you fix the drainage issue as outlined by Kerri-Ann Briggs above. We are regularly drenched by cars driving through the enormous puddle that forms every time it rains 🙂. Thank you!

Elmfield was bad, especially at the junction with Harepath road, before the Baker Building lorries and it's worse now. It's weirdly sectioned as well so as Emma Grigg says, it's like a rollercoaster.....

I would like to see the culvert/drainage ditch which runs between Highcliffe Close and the Beer Road properly maintained to minimise the risk of further erosion

Footpaths where verges and banks have encroached to the point that there is 30cm of usable path (eg Beer Road at Bunts Lane end). The junction of Underfleet, Manor Road and Fore Street / Colyford Road where multiple drain gulleys, water / gas / draincover accesses are sinking. Multiple pavement crossing and road edge gratings full of mud and stones. Fore street (and please a speed hump or table to stop speeding (it's supposed to be 20mph).

Eyewell Green north side. It's treacherous if you have to cross it. Could mean a breakage !! Also the path needs looking out . My ankle went over on the path..

Sort out the top of queen street. When heavy rain comes it shoots straight under the cobbles and ruins the road. Last time the water burst through the tarmac in the middle of the road.

There is a drainage issue on the top of Queen St, just before the traffic lights / after the police station. It tends to flood even with moderate rain and is often missed by cars who then accidently splash (more like soak) pedestrians.

Eyewell Green road surface is in a terrible state.

Elmfield road has needed tarmac for about 20 yrs!

The 'cobbled' end of Fore Street (like the pedestrianised section of Queen Street) is very bad.

Only 3 of each?!! Must be lots more need fixing.

The road is bad for the bottom entrance to the school and pink hippos

Elmfield road for sure it’s terrible!! Also the one way road at the top of Barnards hill lane!!! If you were driving up to the tower from Harepath hill the turning is on the left!! Xx

Scalwell lane But also agree with colyford road by the wetlands some kinds of path way or crossing.

Elmfield road! It’s like being on a rollercoaster! 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

Seaton Down Hill where Marlpitt Lane joins (south of Tracey’s Avenue) urgently needs resurfacing.

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