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Parish Council Information

Danger - Poke Weed / Polk Salad (Phytolacca americana)

A message from Tony Farrington :
Although a Parish Councillor Of Otterton, I wanted to advise East Budleigh Parish Council as to averting a problem. I have been contacted whilst working by two East Budleigh parishioners in regard of them having Poke Weed (Polk Salad) in their gardens. This plant is highly toxic to both humans and wildlife. I have informed a third householder in the village of there being a very large plant in their garden. The Environment Agency are aware of the
spread of these plants and have advised the people effected to have the plants and their root system removed professionally. The poison from these plants is absorbed via the skin and is very dangerous. I have attached two photos of the offending plant so as to make people aware of what they are looking for. The pink rose like flower is not part of the plant. It is
another harmless flower growing through the Poke Weed. I hope this has of help.

Photos by Tony Farrington

Otterton Parish Emergency Plan 2019 for details click here

Otterton Cemetery Fees for 2020 to view the details click here.

Neighbourhood Plan

Go here for the latest infomation. (Updated Ocr. 2019)

Otterton Public Rights of Way

In Otterton Parish we have approximately 20 miles of PROW’s. These being made up of footpaths, bridleways and green lanes (unclassified roads). The maintenance of these routes is getting more and more difficult with current financial constraints, and a blurring of responsibilities between Devon County Council (DCC) East Devon District Council (EDDC) and landowners/occupiers. EDDC look after our coastal routes and with a Ranger dedicated to this work we don’t get many problems along the South West Coast Path. Click here for reports. 

Traffic Sensitive Street Review (Feb 2018)

As you may be aware, Devon are undertaking a full review of the traffic senstivie street network. Full details can be found on our webpages;

A statutory consultation period will be published for a 1 month period from the 1 March 2018. We are providing you with this information in advance of the consultation to enable you to feedback any thoughts you may have at an early stage. Feedback should be sent to the following email address:

Please be aware, Devon are governed by what can be designated traffic sensitive through regulations and statute – so we cannot designate routes outside of specific legal criteria.

Local Consideration Network 

For those areas where legal designations as traffic sensitive cannot be made we are aware, as the highway authority, that early conversations and consultation on works would help reduce network disruption. We are therefore developing a secondary network of routes entitled ‘local consideration’.

This is a network that will trigger a need for anyone planning works to discuss with local stakeholders at an early stage (i.e. at the point of noticing). The development of this network is ongoing, however, this network can be considered for areas where traffic sensitive designations do not apply.

Kind regards Victoria Walsh
Highway Systems Manager
Highways & Traffic Management
Devon County Council

Recycling Leaflets

East Devon Council leaflet on the new recycling and waste service (click here)

Want to know what you can recycle in East Devon? Here’s a handy list of every day materials that you can recycle and separate in to your green box, green sack and blue food waste bin for weekly collection from the kerbside. (Click here)

Flag Days - To see when Flags will be flown at the Village Hall click here.

Otterton Local Housing Needs Report to view the report click here.

Clarification of the Review of Village Boundaries letter from East Devon District Council (Click here).



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