Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime have confirmed TV Legend and all-round good fox, BASIL BRUSH, will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror, alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The Wicked Queen and Exeter’s own Sam Emmerson as The Prince. We cannot wait to get back to Exmouth and bring fun and laughter to our amazing audiences, Basil Brush is a great addition to our show… Producer Kevin Brown says “It’s going to be…

Jewellery making, adult literacy, carpentry, knitting and creative writing are among a host of courses now on offer at the Budleigh Community Workshop. The community project was made possible thanks to the town rallying round to buy the former fire station in the autumn of 2020, when it was sold off by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service as part of its cost cutting consultation. The Station Road workshop was recently refurbished thanks to a host of help, and the names of those involved have been added to a roll of honour at the site. Bill McDermott, chairman of…

Children’s Hospice South West charity shops in Exeter, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton and Sidmouth have issued an urgent appeal for donations of summer clothing. The outlets have experienced a surge in demand for good-quality second-hand clothing since reopening in April and are asking people to consider donating any unwanted items. Sidmouth shop manager Emma-Louise Lee said: “We have been very busy since the easing of lockdown and, while we have a great choice in store right now, we know we are going to need more summer clothing to meet the demand of the next few weeks. “We think that because…

A scuba diver who photographed a pod of dolphins in the water off Budleigh Salterton put his success down to ‘right place, right time’. Steve Pease watched the ‘magical’ creatures splash and play in the sea at Budleigh Bay on Sunday morning (June 13). Steve, a keen photographer, had been dive ready when he spotted the dolphins off Budleigh, but grabbed his camera instead to capture these images. He said seeing the pod in the water had been an ‘awesome’ way to start the day. The dolphins could be seen for around 10 minutes, before disappearing from sight, said Steve.…

A Budleigh Salterton charity has turned the spotlight on the bravery and dedication of Exmouth RNLI during the Covid-19 pandemic. Budleigh Salterton Lions Club awarded a certificate of appreciation to the RNLI volunteers thanking the crew and members for helping the community over the last year. The Lions Club, whose presentation coincided with Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7), said its members ‘look forward’ to collecting donations for Exmouth RNLI at the end of the year. Richard Allen Budleigh Salterton Lions president, said: “I was delighted to be able to present a certificate of appreciation to all the volunteers and staff of…

Police want to trace two men thought to have seen a fatal car crash in East Budleigh where a teenager died and two were injured. Investigating officers believe two men, one wearing a cream-coloured top, saw the blue Ford Fiesta crash on Budleigh Hill, colliding with a wall, at around 10pm on Wednesday, May 25. Devon and Cornwall Police said the two men left before police arrived, and are appealing for the witnesses to get in touch. Officers also want to hear from anyone who was in the Budleigh Hill area at the time of the crash, who has mobile…

A pair of stricken paddleboarders near Budleigh Salterton were rescued by the RNLI after getting into difficulty at sea. Concern was raised for the female duo, spotted close to Otterton Ledge, at around 7.15pm on Wednesday, May 26. Exmouth RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat within minutes and swiftly located the casualties. They were uninjured and taken to safety. The Exmouth Coastguard team was also tasked to the rescue. RNLI safety advice on tides is available here. Read more Budleigh Salterton news here

A teenager died and two men were injured after a car crashed in East Budleigh on Wednesday night (May 26). Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a blue Ford Fiesta, with three inside, collided with a wall on Budleigh Hill, at around 10pm. An 18-year-old man from North Devon died at the scene and another man was seriously injured and taken to hospital. A third man had minor injuries, police said. Budleigh Hill was closed for several hours while officers examined the scene and the road was cleared. Police want to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle…

An injured kite surfer thought to have broken legs was rescued at Budleigh Salterton after being stranded on a sandbank in stormy conditions. The emergency services were on Sunday afternoon (May 23) called to the nature reserve near the mouth of the River Otter where they found the casualty, who was thought to have two broken legs. The man was plucked to safety, rescued from driving rain and wind by firefighters from Exmouth and Seaton, then taken to hospital by ambulance. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “Crews from Exmouth and Seaton, along with supporting…

A review of public toilets provision across East Devon is set to be launched – and could potentially see some loos in Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Colyton, Seaton and Honiton close. But the district council could also splash more than £3million to improve the area’s best-used conveniences. Cabinet members unanimously backed the idea at their May meeting after being told the current level of service is not sustainable. The project will seek to balance cutting costs with protecting a level of provision and enhancing and investing in loos which are retained. The world has moved on but our loos are a flashback…

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