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LED in the Community

Welcome to LED in the Community!

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve and our values as a not for profit charitable trust, we have established a thriving Community Sports and Health Development team.

Our aim is to help all members of the community with their health and wellbeing as we believe a healthy and active community is a happy and connected community. Regular physical activity is a fantastic way to maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing and the Community Engagement team are passionate that regardless of age, ability or background we can help you to become active! 

Our friendly award-winning team deliver a varied programme of local and national projects, working with a wide range of partners to make this happen.

Meet the Team

Andrew Dare 

Group Fitness and Wellbeing Manager

Lottie Edwards

Community Engagement Manager

Jane Nicholls

Community Engagement Coordinator

I started my career in the Leisure industry as a Health and Recreation Officer for East Devon District Council in 2004 which then became LED Leisure working at Honiton Leisure Centre and I then went on to run the popular Walk This Way Program.  I’ve always had an interest in sport and leisure which led me to study a Sports Studies and Leisure Management degree graduating in 2004.  I went on to work for Teignbridge District Council in the Environment and Leisure service,  then working on a part time basis in Play Development role in East Devon, as well as supporting on the Active Villages project in 2011. I  moved back to EDDC in 2016 and then returning to LED in 2019 where I am currently working as a job share with Lottie.

I have a passion for racket sports and previously  played at town and county level in table tennis, badminton and tennis, when I moved to the south west I started badminton coaching and loved seeing the young children develop their skills particularly at the grassroots level. As well as coaching at the leisure centres I also coached the Devon Youth Games badminton team for a number of years.  I also enjoy watching nearly all sports but particularly watching football and my hometown Wolverhampton Wanderers!

Get in Touch 

To contact the Community Team you can either email us by clicking the button below or call us on 01395234123 - we look forward to hearing from you!

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East Devon District Council


Walking for Health

For Cancer Charity

Sport England

Devon Age UK

Active Devon


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