Browsing: Budleigh Salterton

Climate change and flooding affecting an area of East Devon will be discussed this week at the Coastal Futures conference. The Lower Otter Restoration Project, at Budleigh Salterton, is working in tandem with a similar scheme in France. Both will feature at the online meeting where organisations will look at how climate change is affecting our coasts. The Coastal Futures conference, being held virtually, is supported by the Environment Agency – the lead partner in the Promoting Adaptation to Changing Coasts project (PACCo) project. A spokeswoman for the conference said: “Estuarine and coastal habitats are among our most valuable natural…

Sentimental and distinctive items of jewellery and antique silverware has been stolen from a home in Budleigh Salterton after a burglar forced their way into the property. Devon and Cornwall Police have released a number of images of the stolen jewels and silverware, and are appealing for information and witnesses to the crime, which took place in Copp Hill Lane, Budleigh, sometime between noon on Monday, December 27, 2021, and 4.15pm on Friday, December, 31. Anyone who has recently been offered jewellery or silverware for sale is also asked to speak to the police. Among the stolen haul are gold…

A dog in danger of being washed out to sea was reunited with its owners after becoming trapped on the wrong side of the river mouth at Budleigh Salterton beach. Coastguard teams from Beer and Exmouth were called to the Otter mouth on Boxing Day afternoon (Sunday, December 26) after the pet was seen being washed out to sea. The dog was reunited with its owners after a member of the public climbed down a cliff to secure the stranded animal. A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Exmouth Coastguard team with the rescue of a dog…

A Budleigh Salterton woman and her family raised £2,700 for Hospiscare walking a marathon in a week in memory of her ‘wonderful’ husband. Gill Harris teamed up with her children, grandchildren and family dogs to take on the hospice’s recent Marathon in a Month, in honour of her husband, Keith. The family, who set walking routes across East Devon previously enjoyed by Gill and her husband, raised funds for Hospiscare as a way of thanking the charity for caring for Keith before he died. Gill said the family chose a week to walk that coincided with the anniversary of Keith’s…

Swimmers planning to head for Exmouth for a Christmas morning dip are urged to stay away because of ‘increasing concerns’ over the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Christmas Day swimmers are being warned to stay away from the annual festive Exmouth and Budleigh swims as the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has forced the RNLI and the town’s volunteer lifeguards to pull planned safety patrols. Exmouth RNLI said its volunteers will not be standing-by with the boats if swimmers enter the sea, or at the Budleigh Salterton dip. Exmouth Beach Rescue Club urged for ‘common sense to prevail’, saying its members…

Fees in council pay-and-display car parks in East Devon have been slashed until the end of March 2022 in a bid to boost winter trade. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has announced a £2 all-day deal from now until the end of March 2022, valid at its car parks in Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Lympstone and Colyton. Tickets bought in one town can be transferred and used in another area’s car park on the same day, the council said. The council said its parking cost cuts were as a result from feedback from…

A community shop in an East Devon village has spread festive cheer, giving each home a £20 gift as thanks for the residents’ support. Otterton Community-run shop said it was able to give back to the village – gifting £20 shopping vouchers to 330 homes in the parish – in return for a ‘bumper’ two years trade. The vouchers can be spent in the shop or donated to Otterton Relief in Need – the village charity that financially supports those facing hardship. Otterton Community Shop chairman Jeremy Wakeling said the give-back to the community had been a long-held ambition since…

This photo shows the moment tons of rock and rubble fell from cliffs into the sea and beach below at Budleigh Salterton. East Devon District Council (EDDC) is warning people to stay away from the fallout after part of a cliff collapsed on Monday (December 6), covering the whole beach area near Jubilee Park. The council, who inspected the cliff top shortly after the collapse, warned of a risk of further rock falls because ‘large cracks’ have appeared. Engineers are expected make further checks once storm Barra has passed, EDDC said. An EDDC spokesperson said: “We have already inspected the…

Parents have been warned against letting their children walk home alone after a schoolgirl was approached by a stranger in Exmouth on Monday morning (December 6). Mums and dads have been sent messages by schools in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, alerting them that a man was seen acting suspiciously in the Moorfield Road area of Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, which is close to Marpool Primary School. At around 8.45am, the man approached the child, who made her way to safety before her family alerted police. Police have described the man as wearing a black jacket and red top; he was carrying…

A cheque for £400 presented to a community workshop in Budleigh Salterton will boost carpentry, thanks to the town’s Lions Club. The Budleigh Community Workshop said the funds will help pay for new woodcarving tools for an ‘ever-popular’ course teaching carpentry. Richard Allen, president of the Lions Club of Budleigh Salterton, who presented the cheque, said: “The Lions have been supporters of the workshop since its inception, and we are always keen to support local community organisations and activities whenever we can. “The workshop encourages and caters for people with different needs and has a very friendly atmosphere. If you haven’t been…

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