Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

A pair of paddle boarders stranded on a sandbank off Budleigh Salterton had to be be rescued by the RNLI.  The Exmouth inshore lifeboat was alerted when a 999 call was made over the stricken pair – stuck 300 metres off Brandy Head – at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 2. Both were taken to safety and were uninjured. Neither were injured or required medical attention and the Exmouth RNLI lifesavers stood down at 8.20pm… An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said: “The volunteer lifesavers launched at 7.39pm and sped to the locality, quickly locating the two stranded individuals. “Crew conducted a safety assessment…

Residents enjoyed a cream tea while getting to know their councillors at a special Budleigh Salterton community day. The event, organised by East Devon District Council (EDDC) at Greenhaven, was attended by more than 40 people on Thursday, July 21. A number of residents, living in social housing, were able to raise property repairs they required – many of which were fixed on the day by EDDC’s contractor Ian Williams. It is especially great to get out into the community after the last two years we have had… This was the second event of its sort to be held, following…

A broken-down powerboat with engine problems off Budleigh Salterton was towed to safety by Exmouth RNLI. The all-weather lifeboat launched at round 3pm on Monday (July 11) to locate the 21-foot powerboat a mile off the coast of Budleigh. When the RNLI crew found they were unable to restart the stricken vessel’s engine, they towed the boat back to safety. An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “Coastguard requested the launch of Exmouth RNLI all weather lifeboat to a report of a broken down 21-foot powerboat about a mile off the coast of Budleigh Salterton. “The volunteer crew launched at 3.12pm, located…

Residents in Budleigh Salterton have been invited to a community day next week Thursday, July 21) following the success of a similar district council event. The outside event is being held by East Devon District Council (EDDC), with Ian Williams, from 11am until 3pm, at the back of Greenhaven. A free skip will be available for invited residents, plus the chance to meet the council team, and have a property MOT and small repair fixes. More than 100 residents living in district council homes close to Greenhaven have been invited to the community event. Councillor Dan Ledger EDDC portfolio holder…

A motionless yacht spotted off Budleigh Salterton on Saturday night (July 9) was helped to safety by the RNLI. Exmouth inshore and all-weather lifeboats launched at around 9.30pm after a 16-foot trimaran was spotted making no progress in a slack tide about a mile off Budleigh, with no additional power. Lifeboat crews from Exmouth and Teignmouth helped the stricken vessel with two people onboard safely across the bay. An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said ‘numerous’ 999 calls were made by the public, raising the alarm: “HM Coastguard tasked both Exmouth RNLI lifeboats to several reports of a 16ft trimaran making no…

A retired Exmouth lifeboatman who heard a faint cry for help while sailing off Budleigh Salterton helped save a capsized canoeist from being swept out to sea. Former RNLI crew member Simon Turl raised the alarm on Sunday afternoon (July 3) after spotting the waterlogged canoeist struggling in the water, being swept out to sea. Exmouth RNLI rescued a man in his 40s from the water, and took him to safety. Roy Stott, RNLI volunteer lifeboat mechani, said “This gentleman was extremely lucky. He had been in the water for some time with no buoyancy aid. “His canoe was waterlogged,…

The desk where Dame Hilary Mantel wrote her twice Booker Prize winning Wolf Hall trilogy and other novels has been sold to raise funds for the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival. Dame Hilary, who is president of the literary festival, donated the £4,200 sale proceeds to support the event’s charitable work, which includes encouraging children and young people to develop a lifelong love of reading through taking authors into schools and donating free books. The award-winning author credited the pine desk, which was specially designed for Dame Hilary, to her book successes. She said: “It has served me well and has a…

Across East Devon people are catching their breath today after four fabulous days of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne. As these photos show, street parties, family fun, big lunches, live music, games, scarecrow competitions, a host of entertainment for all ages – and not forgetting so much laughter, love and goodwill – came from across the towns and villages of East Devon as we joined the rest of the country in showing our appreciation of Her Majesty as thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of service and duty. Scores of street parties were…

Towns and villages across East Devon are gearing up to hold a host of celebrations, events and street parties in a bid to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Picnics and parties in the park, beacon lighting, live music and children’s entertainment are among the family fun for all ages planned as part of the four-day Jubilee bank holiday celebrations, starting on Thursday, June 2. Residents across East Devon can look forward to packed programmes of events in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidbury, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, and the surrounding villages, joining in with the rest of the…

Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton, Beer and Budleigh Salterton have been named as having some of the best beaches in the UK, scooping prestigious awards for East Devon. Seaton is celebrating its first-ever win of the coveted Blue Flag Award, while Exmouth has retained the accolade for the fourth year running, and Sidmouth, three years. In addition, Exmouth and Seaton celebrated winning a Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award for the fifth year running, while Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth each retained the accolade for the fourth consecutive year. Beer joined the list of Seaside Award winners for the first time. Councillor Geoff Jung,…

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