Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

East Devon MP Simon Jupp’s campaign manager has admitted he bought websites that redirected supporters of the political rival to his boss’s site. Earlier this month the pressure was on Conservative Simon Jupp to explain why the web addresses – RichardFoord.co.uk, RichardFoord.com and RichardFoord.uk – sent users to Mr Jupp’s website. Detective work by Liberal Democrat Tiverton and Honiton MP, Richard Foord – who in the next general election will stand against the East Devon MP for the new constituency of Honiton and Sidmouth – found the web domains had been bought and registered by Oliver Kerr, Mr Jupp’s campaign…

News in brief: Community stories and photos from across East Devon, what’s on, crime and more from Exmouth, Seaton, Honiton, Beer, Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth. Exmouth Storm damage in Exmouth has resulted in a seafront building being demolished after it was found to be too ‘dangerous’ to remain. The district council, currently working to replace parts of damaged the sea wall, said a building used by the Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) had to be pulled down, saying it was ‘severely undermined and unrepairable’. Recent storm damage also battered the Harbour View slipway, which will be temporarily repaired in time…

Questions were raised if new pay-to-use public loos planned for Budleigh Salterton seafront could withstand ‘pebble dashing’ during storms. Budleigh Salterton is getting new-and-improved public loos on the seafront near Lime Kiln car park, writes local democracy reporter Will Goddard. The current toilet block will be demolished, and when the replacement opens, users will have to pay 40p to spend a penny with a contactless payment card or phone. Refurbished in 2011, the current building is believed to date from the 1930s and features one disabled toilet and four unisex loos opening onto the coast path, as well as an external…

Penalties have increased for dog owners spotted breaking beach bans and on-lead laws across East Devon. Owners seen walking pets on beaches where dogs are banned, or failing to keep them on a lead in specific public places, now face being fined £100 by the district council. The penalty increase is in addition to several changes across the district, where the council has identified areas where dogs can be walked, or are banned. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said the rules regarding dog walking had changed after three years, following a public consultation. As a result of the consultation, EDDC…

A mega round-up of news from across East Devon – including community stories and photos from Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Cranbrook, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, plus crime, business, farming, what’s on.  Honiton Affordable homes have been announced for Honiton after 90 were sold by a developer to Sovereign Network Group (SNG). SNG bought the homes in a deal with housing developer Baker Estates on the 291-home site at the Hayne Lane area of the town. The properties are a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, plus two and three-bedroom houses. Of the new homes, SNG has made…

Work to update five play parks across East Devon, expected to start this week, is set to be finished in time for the summer. Kids’ play areas are being updated at Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Exmouth and Honiton as part of a £400,000 East Devon-wide revamp by the district council. East Devon District Council has released artist impressions of how the parks will look once they have been finished. Weather depending, the start dates for each park have been announced: Lime Kiln, Budleigh Salterton – February 19. Jubilee, Beer – February 19. Ashfield Close, Exmouth – March 4. Jerrard Close, Honiton…

Acres of ‘green lungs’ and wildlife areas in East Devon are at risk of being lost forever unless the district council wins its challenge to protect land from being earmarked for development. Plans to slash East Devon’s ‘green wedges’ have been sent back to the drawing board, writes local democracy reporter Will Goddard. Green wedges are designed to protect the character of towns and villages and stop them blending together. But they do not prevent housing development completely and are not part of national planning policy. Other protections also exist to safeguard landscapes and the environment. The proposed cuts and…

News in brief: A round-up from across East Devon and Exeter – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Axminster, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Lympstone. East Devon and Exeter Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter have been named among the top ten worst places in Devon where your bicycle is at risk of being stolen. Crime data collated by an online cycling coaching business found Exeter posed a ‘significant risk’ for cyclists leaving their bikes in the city, because of a ‘high theft rate’. Exmouth was found to be a ‘moderate risk’ while Honiton came in seventh. Axminster, Ottery St Mary and Seaton…

East Devon residents can recycle their real Christmas trees at a host of drop-off points across the district from Wednesday, January 3, 2024. The now-forlorn festive items can be left at nine designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be composted and used as a natural fertiliser by local farms or across the district’s parks. East Devon District Council (EDDC) is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster: West Street car park – Thursday, January 4, 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst: Sports Pavilion car park – Monday, January 8, 12:30pm…

A round-up of news and festive fun from across East Devon – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Seaton, Sidford, Honiton and Exeter. Sidford Fire crews from across East Devon tackled a blaze at a business in Sidford on Friday afternoon (December 22). Firefighters from Sidmouth, Seaton, Colyton, Honiton, Exmouth, and Danes Castle, in Exeter, wore breathing apparatus and used attack jets, light portable pumps and hose reel jets to bring the blaze under control. Sidmouth A gas leak reported in Sidmouth on Friday evening (December 22) resulted in homes being evacuated and an area of the town being…

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