Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

Pupils and staff from St Peter’s Primary School, in Budleigh Salterton, have thanked those who supported their street performances during the town’s late-night shopping. The youngsters from St Peter’s teamed up with pupils from Otterton and Drakes primary schools to entertain the town during Budleigh’s late night opening evening, earlier this month. St Peter’s headteacher Steve Hitchcock thanked the Reverends James, Wayne and Martin for their help, Budleigh’s chamber of commerce chairman, Mike Hilliar, for organising late-night shopping entertainment, and those who supported the pupils in other ways. Mr Hitchcock said: “This year we started at St Peter’s Church and…

Conservative Simon Jupp has been elected as East Devon MP – overcoming a challenge from Independent Claire Wright with a majority of more than 6,700. The victory means the Tories have held on to a parliamentary seat that has been in the party’s hands for more than 150 years. Mr Jupp, aged 34, secured 32,577 votes – a majority of 6,708. He succeeds fellow Tory Sir Hugo Swire, who had represented East Devon in Parliament for 18 years before announcing his decision to stand down in September. Accepting his victory, Mr Jupp said: “Thank you East Devon, I won’t let…

A nurse from Budleigh Salterton running the London Marathon for Hospice UK is holding a dedicated fundraising day in town’s new Tesco Express store. Debbie Newson, aged 45, is inviting all to her Hospice UK Day on Saturday, December 14, in Budleigh’s Tesco Express, Fore Street, where visitors can leave a donation for the charity, and be in with the chance to win raffle prizes. Debbie wants to thank those in Budleigh and beyond who have donated raffle prizes for Saturday; The Gentlemens Room, Granny Gothards, Findlay Wines, Something Lovely Pottery, in Sidmouth, and Nikki Smith – Women’s Client Centred…

Late-night shopping in Budleigh Salterton attracted crowds in their hundreds to soak up and evening of festive fun. Budleigh’s High Street was packed on Friday (December 6) as families and shoppers mingled and browsed for unique gifts for their loved-ones while enjoying the evening’s varied entertainment throughout the town. Budleigh Salterton and District Chamber of Commerce chairman Mike Hilliar said his hopes the 2019 late-night shopping event would be bigger and better than ever before had exceeded expectations. They all came out, they all care, and that’s what it’s all about – supporting the High Street… Now he is…

Budleigh Salterton’s school has become the first in Devon to declare a climate emergency, winning praise from an ally of environmental activist Greta Thunberg. St Peter’s Primary School pupils on Friday turned champions of saving the planet, setting out to the community the action they will take in tackling climate change. Not only are you leading the way in a new way of teaching about the environment, but as far as I’m aware you’re the first school in Devon to declare a climate emergency. That is very cool…The pupils’ trailblazing efforts earned the praise of a teenage climate champion from…

Devon County Council (DCC) has voted against discussing proposed cuts to the fire service for the second time. Seaton and Colyton ward member Martin Shaw put forward a motion  to put pressure on the Fire Authority to allow representatives like him to speak and represent their communities at a crucial meeting next month. The fate of the controversial proposals will be decided on Friday, January 10. Fire Authority standing orders do not currently allow councillors to speak on behalf of their constituents. Councillor Shaw had asked for the motion to be debated by the full council on Thursday and for…

A study’s stark warning that huge swathes of East Devon and Exeter could be under water by 2050 has been played down by county council chiefs.   Independent organisation Climate Central, made up of scientists and journalists researching climate change, has produced an interactive map predicting how communities could be hit. It shows how large areas of Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, Exeter and Topsham could fall victim to rising sea levels in the next three decades. While having clear value in illustrating those areas theoretically at risk from rising sea level, it doesn’t enable the people of Devon to…

Could you be the person the Budleigh Hub is looking for to chair its Advisory Board? The principle role of the board is to champion the Hub for its users. Its members are Westbank (the Hub operator), the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Social Services and the League of Friends of Budleigh Salterton Hospital. Previous board experience with knowledge of the charity sector are desirable. This is a voluntary position. If you are interested contact Chris Davis, chairman of the League of Friends of Budleigh Salterton Hospital, in the first instance at chris@chdavis.co.uk  PHOTOS &…

The festive season was in full swing in Budleigh Salterton when the winner of the best window competition was announced ahead of tomorrow’s late night shopping. The town turned Christmas central with its array of festive window displays as businesses vied to be crowned the overall competition winner. Palmer’s Funeral Care, in The High Steet, was named overall winner with its display of snowmen. The Gentlemens Room giant cracker was awarded second place and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s shop’s multiple Christmas tree display was awarded third place. The best dressed interior this year was awarded to Marco’s Italian Restaurant.…

A controversial bid for a 20 per cent price hike at the busiest car parks in East Devon has officially been halted. District council decision-makers have decided to shelve the plans  – which would have seen costs at high-demand sites rise from £1 to £1.20 – until a task force has carried out a review of the facilities. The places where spaces are said to be ‘at a premium’ are in Honiton, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Axminster, Seaton and Beer. It was hoped the increase would ease congestions and see drivers use ‘less-popular’ car parks. A 50 per cent increase…

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