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Axminster firefighters have urged vigilance when lighting bonfires after the crew was called to tackle a blaze at the town’s old skate park. The crew was called to a report of a fire on Sunday afternoon (April 11) and when they arrived, they found a lit bonfire left unattended. Firefighters said care was needed when lighting bonfires – including notifying the fire service. The crew said lit bonfires should be constantly monitored until extinguished. An Axminster Fire Station spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of a fire in the open at the old skate park site. “Fortunately, on our…

Plans to install 30 rapid electric vehicle charging points at car parks across East Devon are set to be discussed by district councillors. Sites in Exmouth, Lympstone, Sidmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Axminster, Colyton, Seaton and Ottery St Mary are being considered for the project. The Innovate UK-funded Exeter Rapid Charging Project scheme has already won the support of the authority’s cabinet. Proposals will now be discussed at a full meeting of East Devon District Council (EDDC) on April 21. The aim is to have them all installed and operational by this summer… An EDDC spokesperson said: “If given the…

Vets in Axminster have urged fishing fans to take tackle home after a hook left on Seaton beach became lodged in a dog’s tongue. Black Labrador Tinker had to be sedated after her beach walk ended in a vet visit when her owner spotted a large metal fishing hook stuck in the dog’s mouth. The dog was taken to Coombefield Veterinary Hospital, in Coombe Lane, Axminster, where the sharp metal hook was removed by vet Chris Ogden and vet nurse, Amy Robinson. Tinker was expected to make a full recovery. Vets at the practice said fishing tackle can ‘really harm’…

First aid and oxygen were given to a resident by firefighters called to tackle a tumble drier blaze at a home in Axminster. Crews from Axminster, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, in Dorset, and the aerial platform from Yeovil, in Somerset, were called to Magnolia House at 7.30am on Thursday morning (March 18). When the crews arrived at Lyme Road, Axminster, they found a fire in a ground floor basement of the property. The fire service said the cause of the blaze was accidental. An Axminster fire station spokesperson said: “Once in attendance our crew entered the building with two in breathing…

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries on Monday lunchtime (March 15) after a crash involving a car near Axminster. Police said a 41-year-old male motorcyclist was taken to the NHS South West Trauma Centre, at Derriford, Plymouth. The driver of a car, a man thought to be in his 60s, was also left seriously injured said police. Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened shortly after 12noon on the A358, Axminster Road, Musbury, near the Trill turn-off. The road was closed while the emergency services attended. A Devon and Cornwall Police…

A motorcycle blaze in Axminster in the early hours of Saturday morning (March 13) completely destroyed the vehicle. The town’s firefighters were called to an area of Axminster shortly before 4.30am after receiving a call a motorcycle was on fire. The crew put out the fire, which was thought to be accidental. An Axminster fire station spokesperson said: “One fire engine from Axminster was quickly mobilised to the scene, where the crew reported a motorcycle well alight. “The crew were able to extinguish the fire using one hose reel jet and one thermal imaging camera. “The motorcycle was one hundred…

Police are appealing for information to the whereabouts of a vintage tractor stolen overnight from a farm near Axminster. The 1983 red and white David Brown tractor, worth around £6,000 was stolen from woodland on the Membury Road, sometime between midnight and 2am on Sunday, February 28. Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the 38-year-old vehicle, or who has CCTV from the area, or dashcam footage. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “It was stolen from woodland near a farm on Membury Road between midnight and 2am on Sunday 28 February. “It is worth around…

Small tools and a bucket of water were used to put out a chimney fire at a home near Axminster on Wednesday evening (February 24). A fire crew from Axminster was sent to Rising Sun, in Dalwood, shortly before 7.30pm, where they found a fire in the flue pipe of a log burner at the property. After the crew put out the fire, they stayed on site to monitor the flue temperature. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “One fire appliance from Axminster was sent to a report of a chimney on fire in a…

Mobile community Covid testing centres offering results within an hour are set to visit Honiton, Exmouth, and Axminster after a successful trial in Exeter. A new unit was tried out at Devon and Cornwall Police’s Middlemoor HQ on Friday, February 19. It has been bought by the county council and, from this week, is hitting the road offering rapid testing to the public in areas with the highest rates of coronavirus. More mobile facilities are ‘expected to come online soon’, says the authority. They will be available in Honiton, Exmouth, Axminster, Okehampton, Tavistock and Ivybridge ‘in the coming weeks’. Devon County…

‘Covid compliance officers’ are to hit East Devon high streets ensuring businesses stick to government rules when they reopen. Two new district council roles have been created and filled by Andy Squires and Rachel Payne – who have already begun visiting traders in Exmouth. The posts are being paid for from a £131,000 pot of European funding awarded to the authority. Andy and Rachel will respond to enquiries and reports from businesses and members of the public concerned about Covid-safety compliance. The duo will work alongside regulatory and enforcement professionals and other agencies and partners to ‘provide advice, education and…

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