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The fire service says a blaze which ripped through a car in Beer on Monday morning (July 13), damaging most of the vehicle, was accidental. A crew from Seaton was called to the nearby village of Beer shortly before midday where they found the vehicle well-alight. The owner of the vehicle arranged for its recovery once the fire service deemed the car safe. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One fire engine from Seaton was quickly mobilised to the incident. “On arrival, crews confirmed one vehicle well alight. “The crew was able to extinguish the fire…

Exmouth Queen’s Drive play area will reopen within days, as will 11 other sites across Honiton, Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Beer and Ottery St Mary. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said because of the relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown, it will reopen the following play areas from Monday, July 13. Queen’s Drive play area, Exmouth Phear Park, Exmouth Redgates, Exmouth Allhallows, Honiton St Mark’s Road, Honiton North Street, Axminster Foxhill, Axminster Lime Kiln, Budleigh Salterton Stowford Rise, Sidmouth Manstone Recreation Ground, Sidmouth Jubilee, Beer Land of Canaan, Ottery St Mary In the coming weeks EDDC said it would assess its…

Public skate parks and games areas across East Devon will reopen next week and children’s play zones are expected to follow this month. Skate parks in Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton and Seaton can be used from Monday, July 6, after they were closed at the end of March because of the coronavirus lockdown. Some 12 games areas across Exmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton will also welcome back the public from July 6. East Devon District Council (EDDC) announced the move today (Friday, July 3) adding it ‘anticipated’ reopening play parks on Monday, July 13, in Exmouth,…

Beach huts in East Devon will reopen from Saturday, July 4, in line with the Government’s relaxation of lockdown rules. The 417 iconic seafront structures in Beer, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth have been off-limits since March. Some 20 chalets in Exmouth, which can be used all-year-round, will also be made accessible again. The ability to sit by the seaside is an oft-overlooked pleasure and will allow us to return to some sense of normality whilst recognising – at all times – that the virus still exists – Cllr Paul HaywardThe district council will put up social distancing signs…

District council chiefs have been urged to unlock £62,000 of East Devon clean-up cash and reopen more public toilets – or face a ‘public health issue’.  The authority’s cabinet has been told that people are relieving themselves outside locked loos and in bushes following a ‘significant’ increase in visitor numbers. People are relieving themselves outside of closed facilities and in bushes around our parks and beaches. If this persists or gets worse, it could create a public health issue…And a depleted workforce is struggling to empty overflowing bins and pick up litter, it has been warned. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC)…

New figures have shown coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in all but six of the wards in East Devon – with the highest numbers in Axminster, Seaton, Exmouth and Sidmouth. An updated interactive map has also revealed just one area of Exeter has avoided fatalities due to the virus. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and May 31, and were registered by June 6. In East Devon, statistics show there have been ten confirmed deaths in Axminster – five of which occurred in April and five in May. There have…

Concern a dinghy was in trouble off Beer prompted a coastguard callout – but the incident turned out to be a false alarm involving a fisherman.  A member of public raised the alarm over the vessel – spotted 400 metres off the scenic East Devon beach – at around 5.10pm yesterday (Saturday, May 30). Beer Coastguard said the call was made with ‘good intent’ and has encouraged members of the public who see anyone in difficulty to dial 999. It was clear the occupant was not in difficulty and was fishing…this was a false alarm with good intent…. A spokesperson…

What a difference two months makes – these images show the East Devon coast and the contrast between seafronts from lockdown to the first bank holiday after restrictions were relaxed. When the Prime Minister put the UK in lockdown on March 23, to stop the spread of coronavirus, seafront webcams in East Devon showed empty beaches and promenades as the public heeded advice to stay indoors. Two months after lockdown was introduced, and restrictions have been relaxed, Exmouth, Sidmouth and Beer seafronts and beaches have shown an increase in public and traffic. These webcam images show the seafronts at lunchtime…

These images show Sunday lunchtime on Sidmouth and Exmouth seafronts – the first full weekend after lockdown restrictions were relaxed. Webcams at Exmouth and Sidmouth yesterday, May 17, showed the public heading for the coast now government lockdown laws allow for spending time outdoors, sitting and enjoying the fresh air and sunbathing. There was a marked increase in traffic along Exmouth seafront after Boris Johnson announced the public could now travel to outdoor open spaces – irrespective of distance. But The Strand, In Exmouth, appeared deserted as residents chose to stay at home, to protect the NHS and stop the…

Community causes helping residents through the coronavirus crisis in Sidmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton are among a dozen in East Devon to net a cash boost.   Groups in Colyford, Broadclyst, Beer, Axmouth and Brampford Speke have also benefitted from a joint scheme being run by the district and county councils. Amazing efforts have seen kind-hearted people cook and deliver meals for the elderly and vulnerable, create activity packs for children, and provide scrubs for a care home. More than £4,000 handed out in East Devon so far has also helped refurbish a kitchen and paid for…

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