Exeter City Council
is the council and local government of the city of Exeter
The City Council provides a range of services within the city including housing, refuse collections and recycling, planning, economic development, tourism, leisure and arts facilities and activities. The Council also provides housing and council tax benefits as well as collecting the council tax on behalf of the city council, county council, police and fire services. Services such as education, social services, transport and highways are provided in the city by Devon County Council.
The government proposed that the city should become an independent unitary authority
within Devon, much like neighbouring Plymouth
. The statutory orders to set up the unitary authority were passed in Parliament and a new unitary city council was due to start in Exeter on 1 April 2011. However, following the 2010 general election
the new government announced in May 2010 that the reorganisation would be blocked.Planned elections for seats on the City Council due to be held May 2010 were cancelled and new elections were held on the 9th of September 2010.
Districts of Exeter
of the city for City Council purposes are listed below. Most of these correspond to traditional divisions of the city that would be recognised by local inhabitants. One or two, inevitably, are somewhat artificial creations: