Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

Clean beach campaigners at Budleigh Salterton believe metal detectors could be the solution to tackle the increasing number of ‘dangerous’ nails, fish hooks and staples littered among pebbles. The latest coastal clean-up, by Clean Beach Budleigh, found more than half the rubbish picked up from a small area near the Lime Kiln car park was old nails, metal from discarded barbecues, fishing hooks, and staples from burned-out wooden pallets. Organiser Marta Marcote called for greater controls on the beach, including a ban on disposable barbecues. She said: “The beach is more than fifty-metres wide, depending on the area and the…

A motor cruiser ran out of fuel and began drifting out of control in worsening weather conditions off Budleigh Salterton on Tuesday night (September 22). The stricken vessel with two onboard was rescued by Exmouth RNLI, who urged sailors to check fuel levels and equipment before setting off on trips. Exmouth RNLI said the crew towed the boat to safety, avoiding ‘a more serious situation from developing’. Steve Hockings-Thompson, Exmouth RNLI coxswain, said: “It goes without saying that if you are undertaking a long journey by sea you should ensure that you have sufficient fuel for the trip before embarking.…

Condoms, bags of dog muck, nails, used facemasks and underwear was among the latest haul of litter picked up from the beach and town by Budleigh Salterton Lions Club. The Budleigh Lions’ members have been holding weekly clean-ups since July, focussing their efforts on the Lime Kiln car park, the seafront, beach, plus the High Street, The Green and other residential areas. The club is inviting donations of litter-pick equipment, or funds, so members can continue with the community clean-ups. Richard Allen, club president, said: “We get lots of positive comments and people thanking us during the walks. “We find…

Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton has honoured its last-surviving co-founder to celebrate her 100th birthday. The Costume Room at the Fore Street attraction has been renamed after Joy Gawne – who becomes a centenarian on September 26. Visitors will be able to find out about the origin of the celebrated collection when the history-packed hub is able to reopen safely. Still taking an interest in all matters concerning her beloved museum, Joy is a mine of information and enjoys sharing her knowledge with us…Joy is one of a quartet of local women who bought Fairlynch more than half a century…

Gold badges and certificates of congratulations have been presented to two young readers who each finished 100 books at Budleigh Salterton Library. Isobel Akers, aged eight, and six-year-old Henry Duriez were presented with their Book Track awards by Budleigh mayor, Councillor Mike Hilliar. The St Peter’s Primary School pupils each read and discussed 100 books to achieve the Devon Library reading scheme award. Jane Cordy, Budleigh library supervisor, said: “Congratulations to Isobel and Henry, who have both completed Book Track recently, which means they have read, and talked about, one hundred books – either in person or by email. “They…

Police investigating the disappearance of a 24-year-old whose car was located in Budleigh Salterton say the body of a woman has been found in the sea off Dorset. Officers say that, while formal identification is yet to take place, the family of Julia Williams has been told of the discovery. Formal identification is yet to take place but the family of Julia Williams have been informed of the discovery – Devon & Cornwall Police Julia, from Truro in Cornwall, was reported missing on Friday, September 4. Her blue Peugeot 207 was located in the Lime Kiln car park in Budleigh in the…

Emergency services spent more than four hours searching for a paddleboarder ‘seen two-and-a-half miles off the Budleigh Salterton coast’ last night (Tuesday, September 15) – but nothing was found.  Exmouth RNLI, Sidmouth Lifeboat, the HM Coastguard helicopter and Exmouth coastguard all took part in the effort after concern was raised at around 7.30pm. On completion of thorough searches of the relevant area with nothing found, both lifeboats were stood down at just before midnight – Exmouth RNLIThey were stood down just before midnight.  An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said: “HM Coastguard tasked both our RNLI all-weather Lifeboat, 13-33 Bridie O’Shea and inshore…

A bid to build a one-bedroom cottage in the courtyard behind the former Lloyds Bank in Budleigh Salterton has been rejected. Plans for the two-storey dwelling at 8 Fore Street were refused over concerns a development on such a small plot would be ‘cramped’. Separate permission had already been granted in February for the bank building itself to be redeveloped into five apartments and a shop. The application site is clearly constrained in size and, despite the revisions made, still communicates development that would share an awkward relationship with the existing bank…Applicant Mr S Thorneywork subsequently asked East Devon District Council…

East Devon community crowdfunding projects in Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton have benefitted from £10,000 from the district council. Budleigh Community Workshop Trust (BCWT) and The Coleridge Memorial Trust were this month awarded the cash by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) community grant panel in a bid to help the causes achieve their crowdfunding targets. EDDC said it still has £80,000 available to East Devon community crowdfund projects and welcomes applications for grants of up to £10,000. The Budleigh Community Workshop Trust project, which raised more than £50,000 through crowdfunding to buy the town’s former fire station, to set…

Police have stopped ‘active searches’ for a missing 24-year-old Cornwall woman whose car was found in Budleigh Salterton – but say the investigation remains open. Officers and members of the public have mounted an ‘extensive’ bid to find Julia Williams, from Truro, in the past few days. Her blue Peugeot 207 was located in the Lime Kiln car park in Budleigh in the early hours of Saturday, September 5. UPDATE: Body found in sea off Dorset after woman, 24, reported missing At this time, we have no active leads as to her whereabouts and as such we have ceased active…

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