Browsing: Axminster

East Devon has the best recycling rate in the county – and Exeter the worst – according to new figures. The district has been hailed as boasting ‘one of the most comprehensive waste collection services in England’. Annual statistics have revealed that 60 per cent of residents’ rubbish has been recycled – but the total has dropped half a per cent. East Devon now provides one of the most comprehensive waste collection services in England…And while Exeter recorded the highest increase in Devon of 1.7 per cent, its recycling rate of 27.8 per cent is the lowest in the county.…

Aldi wants to open new supermarkets in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton, Axminster and Exeter in the next two years. The retail giant has today announced £1.3billion plans for 100 outlets across the UK which it hopes will be welcoming customers by 2023. It is now searching for freehold ‘town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development’ in the East Devon towns. Aldi bosses say the firm is on the lookout for plots big enough to accommodate a 20,000sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces. These will ‘preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access’. Aldi…

Axminster Drama Club is to next year stage a new play that focuses on the impact that a diagnosis of dementia can have on a family.  With rehearsals well under way and tickets selling well for the society’s production of Nativity! The Musical in December,  thoughts already turning to its next show. Set with a backdrop of the farming community, Because of Love is due to be staged at two venues over four nights chosen to tie in with National Dementia Week 2022. Dementia is a condition that affects many families and I wanted to highlight some of the challenges…

Fire crews from three counties tackled a blaze that broke out in an industrial unit in a barn in East Devon on Friday afternoon (October 1). Firefighters from Colyton, Seaton, Axminster, Danes Castle, Lyme Regis, Yeovil, Sidmouth, Chard, and Honiton were called to a farm in Colyton at around1.15pm, and worked together to extinguish the flames using two hose reel jets, one compressed air foam jet, one ground monitor, one 45mm jet, one gas monitor, and two thermal imaging cameras. The cause of the blaze at the commercial workshop was thought to be accidental, the fire service said. An Axminster…

Firefighters gave first aid to a man after a chip pan accidentally caught fire in a flat in Seaton on Sunday afternoon (September 26). Crews from Axminster, Seaton, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis were called at around 4.30pm to tackle a blaze in a kitchen of a second-floor flat. The occupant was unable to re-enter the property because the blaze caused extensive fire damage to the kitchen and left the rest of the property affected by smoke. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “This was a fire in the kitchen of a second-floor flat, of a…

Hundreds of hay bales were moved from a barn when fire broke out in an agricultural building near Axminster on Tuesday morning (September 21). Firefighters from Axminster and Colyton, and the water carrier from Danes Castle, Exeter, were called to a barn blaze near Dalwood at around 6am. Around 200 large hay bales were removed from the barn using a telehandler. The cause of the fire was thought to be accidental, the fire service said. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The fire involved a number of hay bales in an agricultural shed. “Crews used two…

Female footballers in Axminster are making history as the first team from the town to make it to the FA Cup.  The Tiger Way ladies take on Budleigh Salterton Ladies in the second qualifying round of the competition in what will be an East Devon derby on Sunday, October 3. And the side say grass-roots teams like theirs are ‘breaking the glass ceiling’ thanks to women’s football setting new records for attendance, support, sponsors and media coverage. We have exciting times ahead… with the ladies being the first team from Axminster Town to be entered into the FA Cup…Axminster Town…

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has apologised to residents over disruptions to recycling and rubbish collections it has blamed on ‘national staff shortages’. Householders have been warned some waste pick-ups could take place on different days ‘for the foreseeable future’. The authority has set out a series of steps for people to check to see if their collection has been affected. Just as we thought we were returning to more normal times, we are experiencing tremendous pressure because of short-term staff shortages…Residents have been told that if recycling containers have not been emptied after four days, they should take them…

Residents are being asked how £3million should be splashed on improving public toilets in East Devon – but a handful of loos could face closure or redevelopment. District council chiefs want to hear from householders on proposals that also include a ‘pay-to-use’ idea. Options on the table include ‘important’ conveniences in Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Exmouth, Honiton, Seaton, and Sidmouth are in line to be refurbished. A total reappraisal is now required of where toilets are required and what facilities are important for residents and visitors…But other loos in Budleigh, Exmouth Seaton and Sidmouth have been earmarked for possible ‘alternative…

Firefighters from Axminster were on Tuesday (July 27) called to separate crashes, rescuing trapped casualties after their vehicles rolled over. Crews from Axminster, Chard and Yeovil fire stations were called to the Weycroft Bridge, on the A358 at All Saints, shortly before 3pm, where they freed a woman trapped in her car after it turned over. The woman was taken to hospital, the fire service said. An Axminster Fire Station spokesperson said: “Our crew were called alongside our colleagues from Chard Fire Station and a supporting officer to reports of a single vehicle road traffic collision, which had rolled over.…

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