Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

Species of trees have been put forward as road names for a new development in Budleigh Salterton. The town council settled on native trees when members were tasked by the district council to choose three new road names for the Evans Field development, on land south of the B3178. The road names put forward for consideration were Sycamore Drive, Rowan Way and Chestnut Avenue. Budleigh town councillors were told new names were needed because of changes made to roads running through the development, which could result in future building of homes on adjoining land. Jo Vanstone, Budleigh Salterton Town Council…

Plans to turn an historic World War Two landmark on the East Devon coast into a holiday home have been given the go-ahead. Cliff-top Brandy Head Observation Post, near Otterton, can become a two-bed let for visitors after proposals were approved by East Devon District Council (EDDC). Used by the RAF during the conflict, the 79-year-old property has become a popular stop-off point for walkers on the South West Coastal Footpath. At the heart of this application there is a fundamental question about whether or not it is appropriate to introduce holiday accommodation into a tranquil and highly-protected setting …The…

Tesco has secured the go-ahead to install a cashpoint outside its soon-to-open store in Budleigh Salterton town centre. The supermarket giant’s proposals for an ATM at 10 Fore Street, which include CCTV and external lighting, have been approved by East Devon District Council (EDDC). Work is currently under way to convert 1 Ocean House – formerly SM Prior and Son furnishers – into a Tesco Express outlet. The proposed ATM will provide a service for visitors to the Tesco Express store and other local businesses, as well as local residents…One nearby resident objected to the cashpoint plan and expressed concern…

A new takeaway will open in Budleigh Salterton town centre if a planning application is successful. Proposals for a change of use at 42 High Street, from a solicitors’ office to an eatery, have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC). The hot food takeaway would be open from 3pm to 10.30pm Monday – Friday and from 1pm to 11pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, according to the application. The change of use is not felt to adversely effect any neighbours or cause any impact to its surrounding…Plans state the new business would create one full-time job and…

What you won’t see when you sling your Budleigh Bag over your shoulder and go shopping is the hours of fun, laughter and friendship that went into it. Each stitch, every bag made and carefully sewn, has formed friendships and tackled loneliness while helping to turn the town plastic-free. These unique bags go on sale today, Wednesday, August 14, at the Budleigh Hub, East Budleigh Road, and if you are lucky enough to own one before they are snapped up, know that your purchase is so much more than a shopping bag. They have been lovingly made by The Hub…

‘Saving a life is more important than BT making a profit’ – East Budleigh has hit out at the telecommunication giant’s plan to cull the village phone box. East Budleigh Parish Council has rallied residents to lobby BT to retain the working High Street public landline telephone, fearing lives could be lost in an emergency because the village’s mobile phone signal is poor. Council clerk Judith Lumsden said although the village saved the phone box several years ago, the public landline was ‘more important than ever now’. If the defibrillator is needed, first contact has to be the emergency services.…

Certificates of appreciation were presented by Budleigh Salterton’s mayor Caz Sismore-Hunt to district Councillors Alan Dent and Tom Wright, who on Monday, August 12, stepped down from the town council. Councillors Dent and Wright took the decision to resign from Budleigh Salterton Town Council earlier this month, to focus on their work with East Devon District Council (EDDC). It’s been great to work with them. They have been very helpful and useful and I think it’s really sad we are losing them.The pair said their decision to step down as Budleigh members would enable them to give all councils in…

A pensioner was dealt a double blow on Budleigh Salterton beach when she almost drowned, losing an anniversary ring from her late husband. Holidaymaker Helen Wright, aged 70, wants to thank the Good Samaritan who pulled her to safety from the sea when waves repeatedly knocked her down. Helen, from Charlbury, Oxfordshire, has offered a reward for the safe return of the diamond and gold ring, given to her on her 25th wedding anniversary by husband Ken, who died in November 2018, aged 86. And she wants to warn holidaymakers and beach visitors about the dangers of swimming in unfamiliar…

These images give a glimpse of how a new cricket ground in Budleigh Salterton could look, after plans were revealed this week. Proposals for land north of South Farm Cottages, off East Budleigh Road, feature two pitches, a pavilion, car parking, equipment store and netting. It is hoped the move would end years of flooding misery for the town’s cricket club. The reason that the cricket club needs to relocate is that the existing ground…has been affected on several occasions by catastrophic floodingClinton Devon Estates is seeking permission for the scheme from East Devon District Council (EDDC) “The reason that…

Fears two boys had been swept out to sea off Budleigh Salterton this afternoon (Wednesday, August 7) sparked a callout for Sidmouth Lifeboat. The independent rescue service was called into action at around 2.30pm – but the children had already made it safely back to shore. Huge thanks to the boat crew, tractor driver, shore crew and support team, as well as patient members of the public for assisting us today…A Sidmouth Lifeboat spokesperson said: “Sidmouth Lifeboat was paged to a report of two boys being swept out to sea at the mouth of the River Otter, Budleigh Salterton. “At…

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