Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

Bag yourself a bit of Budleigh in time for Christmas – the Budleigh Bag will be back on sale within weeks. The handmade bags, lovingly made and stitched together by Budleigh Hub craft group members, proved so popular when they were launched in the summer they sold out within two days. Now the crafters are looking ahead to the festive season and plan to have another batch of Budleigh Bags on sale in time for present buying. Budleigh aprons and tea towels will be added to the handmade line later on thanks to the Hub’s Memory Café members getting creative.…

Free lifesaving CPR training sessions are being held in Budleigh Salterton and at an East Devon farm shop on Wednesday, to coincide with The British Red Cross’s Restart a Heart Day. Budleigh Hub, in East Budleigh Road, is offering free defibrillation and CPR training sessions on October 16, at 2pm, 4pm and again at 6.30pm. Places are still available. Greendale Farm Shop, on the Sidmouth Road, near Farringdon, is running free CPR and defib training in its cafe on Wednesday, October 16, 6pm-7pm in conjunction with charity Jay’s AIM. Training at Greendale is limited to 30 spaces, by ticket only.…

A new £150,000 skate park in Budleigh Salterton will  be officially opened later this month with a ‘jam’ featuring competitions and demonstrations. The fun will mark the concrete attraction, in the Lime Kiln car park, being formally unveiled on Friday, October 25. East Devon District Council (EDDC) is to celebrate the occasion by staging a skate jam. The skate park offers youngsters from our local community a brilliant outlet for their energy and helps to keep them fit and athletic – Cllr Alan DentThe event, from noon, will be managed by the council’s skate park designer and contractor Maverick Industries Ltd. EDDC…

Ridding roads of double yellow lines from problem parking areas in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding villages has been put in the hands of residents. County councillors for Exmouth, Richard Scott and Jeff Trail, are aiming to free up parking in Exmouth, Budleigh, Lympstone, Woodbury, Woodbury Salterton and Exton by asking residents to identify problem parking restrictions – double yellow lines and loading bays – to amend. The councillors want to improve parking in the area by removing restrictions no longer needed, or deemed excessive. We are asked every year to put in more restrictions, to accommodate this we…

Devon County Council (DCC) has voted against discussing whether it should make any formal response to proposed cuts to the fire service. Councillor Martin Shaw, who represents the Colyton ward which could lose its fire station, put forward a motion to   his colleagues at Thursday’s full council meeting. It called on DCC to urge the Fire Authority not to proceed with any of its seven proposed options. Cllr Shaw asked for his motion to be debated on the day, and to not be first referred to cabinet as is the normal procedure. He said: “I want this to be…

A task force will be set up to consider the future of East Devon’s car parks – after controversial price hike proposals were debated for two hours. Marathon talks last Wednesday saw a record-breaking 24 councillors speak to slam plans to increase charges at busy sites by 50 per cent and make free facilities pay-and-display. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) cabinet eventually voted to consult the public over raising the hourly rate at a dozen of its car parks by 20 per cent. This would see a 20pence-an-hour increase in tariffs at ‘high-demand’ car parks in Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Axminster,…

Councillors raged for nearly two hours at proposals to hike car parking charges and introduce tariffs for the first time at East Devon’s free car parks. Proposals that went before East Devon District Council’s cabinet on Wednesday night would have seen eight car parks have parking charges imposed for the first time, a 50 per cent increase on tariffs in 12 car parks, and night charges introduced in 12 car parks. In total, a record breaking 24 councillors spoke to slam the plans. After nearly two hours of debate, the cabinet agreed to put forward plans for consultation that would see…

Driving forces behind plans to bring electric vehicle charging points to East Devon’s public car parks are ‘mystified’ the move is being used to justify controversial price hikes.  The district council is proposing a 50 per cent increase at its busiest sites – and making free facilities pay-and-display – to net an extra £400,000 a year. Among reasons for the move, officers say ‘significant investment’ is needed to cater for more environmentally-friendly motors. The unintended consequence of further threatening the high street…and hitting people’s pockets so hard…is an excessively blunt tool for influencing people’s travel behaviour…EDDC could have to fork…

Budleigh Salterton Carnival has been cancelled due to concerns over the weather. The colourful event was due to take place this evening (Saturday, September 28). However, organisers have made the decision ‘with a heavy heart’ after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning – with high winds and heavy rain predicted. It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s carnival…The Budleigh Salterton Carnival committee posted on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s carnival. “We have looked at the Met Office website and…

Budleigh Salterton faces an economy ‘disaster’ if plans to make a pair of popular free car parks pay-and-display become a reality, it has been warned. Charges could be imposed at the Upper Station Road and Brook Road sites – prompting fears shoppers could shun the town and businesses could close. East Devon District Council (EDDC) also wants to hike the hourly rate at the busy Rolle Mews facility, in Fore Street, by 50 per cent from £1 to £1.50. An evening and overnight charge of £1 would also be introduced at the site. The authority is reviewing its parking tariffs…

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