Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

East Devon’s MP has told fire service chiefs that stations in Budleigh Salterton and Topsham should not close until new crewing arrangements in Exmouth are agreed. Simon Jupp met with bosses on Friday (January 17) and has vowed he ‘won’t rest’ until he is ‘satisfied’ the changes will keep his constituents safe. Under the controversial plans, Budleigh Salterton Fire Station will close and be sold – with affected crews responding from Exmouth instead. Topsham Fire Station will be relocated to the service’s HQ at Clyst St George until an on-call crew can be established at Middlemoor in Exeter. Conservative Mr…

Budleigh Salterton Lions Club presented Exmouth RNLI with more than £1000 from a beach collection at December’s festive dip. Exmouth RNLI said the donation of £1169 would help fund training and equipment for the volunteer lifeboat crew. The Lions said the club hopes to make the donation annually after Budleigh’s Christmas Day swim. The club presented the cheque to Exmouth RNLI on Tuesday evening, January 14, at the Dog and Donkey, Knowle. Peter Holmes, president of Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, said: “It’s been another great pleasure for Budleigh Salterton Lions to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI at our town’s Christmas…

A licensed café and bistro 50 yards from Budleigh Salterton beach has gone on the market for £475,000. Estate agent Stonesmith said the freehold sale of A Slice of Lyme, in Rolle Road, includes a two-bedroom owner’s apartment and garage. Inside the café and bistro there are two customer areas to seat 34 people, an ice cream and takeaway hatch, a fully-equipped commercial catering kitchen, and loos. The first floor has private living accommodation with two bedrooms, a sitting room and family bathroom. Outside there is a single garage with storage space. The estate agent said the business is sited…

Plans for a new cricket ground in Budleigh Salterton – aimed at ending years of flooding misery – have been given the go-ahead. Proposals featuring two pitches, a pavilion, car parking, an equipment store and netting, were approved this week. Applicant Clinton Devon Estates had asked East Devon District Council (EDDC) for the green light for the scheme on land north of South Farm Cottages, off East Budleigh Road. The town’s cricket club wants to move from its current home after being blighted by years of ‘catastrophic’ flooding. Granting the application planning permission under delegated powers, an EDDC officer said:…

East Devon’s MP has called for an ‘urgent meeting’ with fire service chiefs after it was announced stations in Budleigh Salterton and Topsham will close. Simon Jupp described today’s decision as ‘disappointing’ and has vowed to hold bosses to account. The Devon and Somerset Fire Authority this morning backed the controversial proposals it says will save cash and improve efficiency and effectiveness. The decision by the Fire Authority to press ahead with the closures of Topsham and Budleigh Salterton fire stations is disappointing – MP Simon JuppBudleigh Salterton Fire Station will close and the affected crews will now respond from…

Fire stations in Budleigh Salterton and Topsham will close, it has been confirmed. The Devon and Somerset Fire Authority this morning (Friday) backed controversial proposals to save cash but also improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service. Budleigh Salterton fire station will close and the affected firefighters will now respond from Exmouth. Topsham fire station will be relocated to the service’s HQ at Clyst St George until an on-call crew can be established at Middlemoor in Exeter. The third fire engines from Bridgwater, Taunton, Torquay and Yeovil stations will also be removed, but will instead be replaced with alternative…

Budleigh Salterton’s mayor said the town will be vulnerable without its fire station and is urging residents to ramp up the pressure to keep it open. Councillor Caz Sismore-Hunt said residents must write individual objection letters, to reach the Fire Authority before Friday, January 10, ahead of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service passing on its recommendation to close Budleigh’s fire station. We need now to pressure the Fire Authority. I think closing Budleigh is very, very short sighted. I can’t see the logic…Cllr Sismore-Hunt said a petition, launched last week by concerned residents, may not be enough to…

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their real Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district. The now-forlorn festive items can be left at designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be mulched to be used in public parks and gardens. East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster – West Street car park, Monday, January 6, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst – Victory Hall car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 12.30pm…

Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk will take place on Wednesday, January 8. The venue is Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton. Organised by the Friends of Fairlynch Museum, doors will open at 10.30am for an 11am start. The entrance fee is £3 for Friends of Fairlynch and £5 for others. Tea or coffee and biscuit included. Richard Giles will talk about ‘The Exeter to Exmouth Railway’, covering the machinations which led to the railway finally connecting Exmouth to the world and beyond almost 160 years ago. Lots of free fun at Budleigh Library for Active Life, Active Mind month

Budleigh Salterton fire station faces closure, with firefighters responding from Exmouth, after Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) published its recommendations following last year’s public consultation. Exmouth’s 24-hour cover is recommended to continue for the time being as the fire service has called to defer a decision on replacing full-time firefighters with daytime crews and on-call at night. At the same time, we are suggesting closure of one fire station (Budleigh Salterton), relocation of another (Topsham) as well as removal of a number of low activity fire engines…The fire service has published its findings from the 2019 Safer…

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