Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

An anguished son fears his 100-year-old mum will die from coronavirus as her closing Budleigh Salterton care home forges ahead to move vulnerable pensioners out during lockdown. Richard Gannon is appealing to Abbeyfield, which is closing Shandford care home, ‘If my mother is to die, please let her die in relative peace in the home she loves’. The Abbeyfield Society and Devon County Council said Shandford’s elderly could be safely moved out during lockdown on the advice of Public Health England. Mr Gannon, 69, from Payhembury, has not seen his mum, Jessie, since the Budleigh home went into lockdown several…

Budleigh Salterton fire station will permanently close in a week’s time, the fire service has announced today (Friday). Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said the town’s station will close for good on Friday, April 3, with ‘most’ of the crew transferring to Exmouth, a ten-minute drive away. The fire service said it would be contacting people living near the redundant station to explain how they will be covered when the Budleigh Salterton crew responds from Exmouth. DSRFS is inviting anyone with concerns about the move to get in touch. A fire service spokesperson said: “We appreciate that…

‘Lucky’ shirts sponsored by an Exeter business have been welcomed by pupils representing Budleigh Salterton at sporting events and competitions. Youngsters from St Peter’s Primary School were recently presented with the lime green tops, showing the school’s logo, thanks to Clip ‘n Climb, based at Exeter Quay. Steve Hitchcock, St Peter’s Primary School headteacher, said: “They’ve brought us good luck so far – we’ve reached three Devon finals in hockey, cross country and cyclo cross.” He added: “A big thanks to Aaron and Sally Eade of Clip ‘n Climb in Exeter for sponsoring our very fetching new sports tops. “These…

Plans to turn a former Budleigh Salterton solicitors’ office into a takeaway have been revived. New proposals for 42 High Street – formerly Everys – to become a hot food outlet have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC). Previous blueprints for the premises were rejected in January due to questions over a mooted extraction system at the back of the property. The proposal will have no impact on the property’s frontage and the rear of all properties to the High Street have been heavily modified over the years… However, applicant Mr Brian Male is again seeking permission for…

Coronavirus concerns for older fans and musicians has seen Exmouth Town Concert Band call off its first performance of 2020. The group had been due to stage its Spring Concert at St Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday, March 25. We know that many of our followers and indeed members are in the older age bracket and are therefore considered to be at greater risk from the current virus…However, it says the event has been postponed indefinitely due to the ‘uncertain climate in the UK’. A spokesperson for the band said it had followers ‘in the older age bracket’…

Dementia care in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury has been celebrated with a cuppa and cake and the chance to meet an Admiral Nurse. Budleigh Hub hosted a Dementia UK time-for-a-cuppa annual tea party, where more than 60 people got together to meet the area’s two Admiral Nurses. The two ‘lifeline’ Admiral Nurses for Woodbury, Budleigh and Exmouth have been in post since November 2018, helping more than 200 family carers and their loved-ones, giving one-to-one support, guidance, and finding practical solutions for families and people living with dementia. Liz Seward, Admiral Nurse, based at Exmouth Hospital, said: “It was…

Potatoes replaced costumes by Budleigh Salterton youngsters celebrating this year’s World Book Day, on Thursday, March 5. Pupils at St Peter’s Primary School this year decorated potatoes as their favourite book characters instead of dressing up. The school’s move away from children arriving for the day dressed up as their favourite story characters aimed to reduce waste and expense. Headteacher Steve Hitchcock said: “The main reason was to try and not be too wasteful buying costumes that don’t get used more than once. Everyone can spare one potato. “It was a really fun idea.” World Book Day is a registered…

Farewells, flowers and thanks were given to the fab four leaving Exmouth and District Community Transport. Pastures new and retirement has prompted coordinator Mel Mock, her husband, Tim, who is a relief driver, Mike Passmore, bus driver, and his wife, Wendy, also a coordinator, to bid fond farewells to the charity. Now looking forward to retirement, Wendy has been with the community transport service for 21 years, her husband Mike for 20 years. Mel has been at the charity since 2011 and her husband, Tim, joined five years ago. Mel, who is leaving for a pastoral role with the Methodist…

Hundreds of missed rubbish collections in East Devon have prompted the district council’s refuse and recycling boss to issue an apology.   A meeting this week heard Budleigh Salterton and Cranbrook were the ‘big losers’ due to a shortage of drivers – and even the authority’s leader had been affected. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) could split the £150,000 cost of potential pay rises with its contractor to help solve the issues. It is unfortunate that 460 collections were missed, and most were picked up the next day, but that is just two per cent of collections in a week…

A group of residents have set up a link between East Budleigh and an American city founded by a Devon-born settler some 400 years ago.   The Conant 400 project aims to celebrate Roger Conant, who left the village and set sail across the Atlantic in 1623. East Devon MP Simon Jupp has praised the initiative. I congratulate members of East Budleigh’s Conant 400 project for their initiative in developing transatlantic links which I hope will benefit local tourism and education – MP Simon JuppIt has been set up to coincide with Mayflower 400 – the Plymouth-based organisation commemorating the…

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