Students new to Exeter can now pick up important information from a new page on the city council’s website.
Exeter City Council has introduced a new area of its the website that is dedicated solely to students. From a link on the Home Page of the Exeter City Website (useful tips for new students) students can find out information about services that particularly relate to them, such as the Residents’ Parking scheme, Council Tax and information on Rubbish and Recycling in the city.
For Residents’ Parking students can put in their post code and find out information linked to Residents’ Parking permits at their particular address, saving unnecessary phone calls or visits to the Civic Centre.
The rubbish and recycling pages will enable students to find out when their bins will be collected, what can be put out for recycling and how to get rid of any big items when they move to new accommodation. Full-time students are generally exempt from Council Tax but it’s very important that they you let the Council know where they are living and who else is living in the property, so that an assessment can be made.
John Street, head of corporate customer services at the cuncil told the Devon Week: “The start of the new term is always a busy time for students new to the city, as well as for staff in the council’s customer service ventre. The council’s aim with the website is to ease people through those first steps while they are settling in and to act as a point of reference for future enquiries.
“The new webpage is aimed particularly at students and is an excellent starting point for information on their parking, rubbish and council tax queries. They can also sign up to the ‘My Alerts’ service which means that they can stay up to date with what’s going on in their area via regular emails.All in all, this should save time for all concerned.”