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A new interactive map has shown no coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in East Devon or Exeter in July. Latest statistics show fatalities due to the virus have been logged in 16 of the district’s 20 wards and all but one of the city’s 14 areas. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and July 31, and were registered by August 15. A total of six coronavirus deaths – in the Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, Cranbrook, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon, Feniton and Whimple and Exeter St Thomas West wars – were…

A man missing from Colyton was flown to hospital with ‘life-changing injuries’ after coastguards found him buried deep in undergrowth off a cliff ledge near Seaton. Police, search dogs, coastguard teams from Beer and Lyme Regis, the RNLI, and Dartmoor Search and Rescue, were called shortly before 9.30pm on Monday (August 10) to scour the East Devon coastline, finding the missing man injured and down the cliff face, more than 60 feet from the top. The casualty’s injuries meant he could not be stretchered to safety by rescuers so the coastguard helicopter was tasked to winch him free to waiting…

Rescuers from Beer Coastguard were called to Sidmouth beach on Saturday lunchtime (August 8) after a pensioner fell unconscious. The coastguard team had been initially tasked to find a paddleboarder reported in difficulty at Weston mouth when the alert was raised a 75-year-old woman had collapsed on Sidmouth beach. Beer Coastguard team split into two teams, one to scour the coastline from the clifftop for the paddleboarder, while other members helped the unconscious pensioner. The pensioner was helped into shade and given care by paramedics. The team stood down after joining remaining colleagues in the search for the paddleboarder, and…

A kayaking birthday treat turned into a rescue for two men when they capsized at Axmouth on Sunday morning (August 2) and struggled to swim to shore. The pair capsized after they paddled down the River Axe and were taken by the tide out to sea. The two men, left ‘shaken’ and ‘tired’ by their ordeal, swam back to shore with one kayak, while the other vessel was picked up by Sidmouth Lifeboat. A Beer Coastguard Rescue spokesman urged kayakers to check the tide before paddling through a river mouth. Sidmouth Lifeboat volunteers said the two men’s lifejackets ‘undoubtedly’ helped…

A community-led bid to demolish the old Beer Social Club and build six ‘affordable’ homes for ‘local people’ has been given the green light. Proposals for the site in Berry Hill were unanimously approved by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Planning Committee this afternoon (Wednesday, July 22). Schemes like these really are essential if local people are going to remain living in the village – architect Rachel CollinsThe scheme will see four townhouses and a two-storey block featuring a pair of apartments erected on the steeply-sloping, ‘redundant’ hillside site. EDDC development manager Chris Rose said the project was to provide…

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)…

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