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These images show deserted seafronts and beaches in Exmouth, Sidmouth and Beer as East Devon heeds the government lockdown to save lives and protect the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. Gone is a repeat of the weekend scenes of the public flouting advice to stay indoors, flocking to the beach to enjoy the sunshine. Webcams at Exmouth, Sidmouth and Beer seafronts today show empty beaches and esplanades after Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (Monday) imposed strict rules on the UK, to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Complying with new government rules to reduce the spread of the infection, East Devon…

Beer residents came to the aid of a 68-year-old who had been lying stricken in the rain for more than an hour after falling from his bike.   The pensioner suffered a back injury and was found partly in the road and partly in a hedge at around 3.40pm today (Sunday, March 1). A group of villagers rushed to his aid. One of the helpers was Beer Coastguard’s station officer – who led efforts to get the injured man off the cold and wet ground. They sought the help of the National Maritime Operations Centre and managed to get the casualty…

Work to stabilise a section of crumbling cliffs in Beer is under way – with contractors scaling the steep rock face to carry out the task. Netting is being installed along the coastline to catch loose debris, rocks and soil and boost the safety of beachgoers. The work, which began on February 3, is being carried out by Vertical Technology Ltd on behalf of East Devon District Council (EDDC). It is expected to take around three weeks. The aim of the scheme is to ensure the sloped footpath leading to Beer’s east beach can safely remain open. It will also reduce…

Exmouth has been revealed as the parking ticket capital of East Devon – with more fines dished out there than in all of the district’s other towns and villages combined. The seaside resort was in fact the second most prolific place for the dreaded yellow notices in all of Devon last year, behind only Exeter. Penalties issued in Exmouth account for 65 per cent of all parking tickets issued in East Devon – 2,360 more than everywhere else added together. A total of 7,508 fines were dished out in the district; 10 per cent of the 72,805 county-wide total. Figures…

A would-be base jumper seen sitting on the edge of cliffs on the East Devon coast sparked Beer Coastguard’s first callout of the year. Safety advice was given to the male thrill-seeker after a concerned onlooker dialled 999 when he was spotted on the wrong side of fencing at Beer Head. Rescuers tracked the man down on his way back to a nearby car park – as a strong breeze had seen him abandon the leap. It is apparent that several people saw the man over the fence but only one person dialled 999 – Beer CoastguardThe emergency service team…

Councillor Geoff Pook has cut a ribbon at Beer Men’s Shed to mark the end of a successful crowdfunding campaign. The new facility aims to help mental health and combat isolation among local men. The project raised more than £10,000 through crowdfunding to build a workshop. East Devon District Council gave £4,500, £700 came from Devon County Council’s Community Chest and £500 was donated from Devon and Cornwall Police’s Community Resilience Fund. The result is that we received more donations that took us beyond our target, and we now have a Men’s Shed that is even better equipped than we…

A Men’s Shed group in Beer – that was founded in a member’s garage using borrowed tools – has celebrated the opening of a purpose-built workshop. The 22sq m base, which doubles as a clubhouse in the grounds of the Mariner’s Hall, landed £13,000 of crowdfunding cash in just two months. Beer Men’s Shed provides sociable woodwork sessions for residents in the village, Axminster, Kilmington and Seaton every Tuesday and Thursday. In Beer, 30 per cent of the population is over the age of 65, and half of them are men, therefore there’s a sizeable population of men who may…

A dog had a lucky escape after falling from cliffs between Beer and Seaton – sparking a coastguard rescue effort. The chocolate brown spaniel called Milly went over the edge of the stretch of coastline at Whitecliff at around 2pm on Sunday (October 20). Coastguard teams from Beer and Lyme Regis were promptly tasked to the scene, with one member using ropes to descend the steep cliff face. You can see from the photo looking up the cliff she was a very lucky dog – Beer Coastguard Milly was eventually fetched by a team near to the base of the…

Assets owned by East Devon District Council in Beer are set to be transferred to the parish council in a bid to save cash. The district council’s cabinet on Wednesday night agreed to transfer a number of assets, worth around £315,000, for the parish to run. The pilot devolution scheme will see Beer Head Car Park, Star Bank, a play area above Pumping Station, Jubillee Gardens, Charlies Yard and Beach Court Car Park transferred to the parish council. East Devon District Council will retain responsibilities over the beach, the cliff, the majority of Beer Head Car Park, the bottom section…

Lifeboats from Sidmouth, Exmouth and Lyme Regis were launched last night to search for a missing person in the Beer area. Sidmouth Lifeboat was paged by Solent Coastguard at 10.25pm (September 24). The crew was asked to support the RNLI lifeboat crew from Lyme Regis. A Sidmouth Lifeboat spokesperson said: “Sidmouth Lifeboat agreed to launch, subject to regular review of the weather conditions, with near gale force 7 due within the hour. “Lyme then reported difficulty making headway against the weather and likely very difficult search conditions on scene. With that in mind, Solent made the decision to task the…

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