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A school pupil who injured their ankle while on a school trip on the coast path near Seaton was stretchered to safety by Beer Coastguard. Beer and Lyme Regis Coastguard members were called to the coast path between Seaton and Lyme Regis shortly after noon on Thursday (June 25) to a report of a girl with a suspected broken ankle. The casualty, who was in the undercliff between Lyme and the Allhallows pumping station, was carried by coastguards to a waiting vehicle for hospital treatment. A Beer Coastguard Rescue spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Lyme Regis Coastguard with…

Beer Coastguard and the Lyme Regis lifeboat were on Monday evening (June 7) tasked to a report in East Devon of four people being washed out to sea and shouting for help. When the coastguard team arrived, they spotted two people leaving the sea near Axmouth Harbour and discovered no one else was in difficulty in the water. The pair had been snorkelling near the river mouth and within seconds found themselves out at sea, caught on a fast-flowing ebb tide. When it was found no one was in danger the rescue teams stood down and a local boat, who…

A paraglider was left with cuts and grazes after crashing onto the cliff top near Beer on Monday evening (June 1). Coastguards tasked to help shortly after 6.30pm, where they found a paraglider had crashed onto gorse on the cliff edge between Pounds Pool and Beer Head. The man, who crawled to safety, was reunited with his parachute by the Coastguard team, after it became caught in a tree. The rescuers wore harnesses and used specialist anchoring equipment to reach the parachute and cut it free. A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were tasked to report of a paraglider crashed…

A review of public toilets provision across East Devon is set to be launched – and could potentially see some loos in Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Colyton, Seaton and Honiton close. But the district council could also splash more than £3million to improve the area’s best-used conveniences. Cabinet members unanimously backed the idea at their May meeting after being told the current level of service is not sustainable. The project will seek to balance cutting costs with protecting a level of provision and enhancing and investing in loos which are retained. The world has moved on but our loos are a flashback…

A woman with a suspected broken leg on an East Devon clifftop was airlifted to safety by the air ambulance. Beer Coastguard Rescue team were on patrol on Sunday morning (April 4) and tasked to help the air ambulance when it landed at East cliff, Branscombe. The coastguard team carried the casualty by stretcher to the waiting air ambulance and made sure the area was safe for take-off. A Beer Coastguard Rescue team spokesperson said: “While out on a safety patrol we were tasked to assist the air ambulance with a lady who had a suspected broken leg at the…

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…

East Devon councillors have agreed a 20 per cent price hike at car parks in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton and Beer – but it won’t kick in until 2022. The controversial proposals to increase the hourly rate from £1 to £1.20 are the first charge increase in a decade. Representatives last week approved the changes but delayed when they will come into force – April next year – in a bid to help high streets recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Postponing the levy rise will leave a £300,000 hole in the authority’s finances, councillors were warned. Where parking charges…

Retirement has prompted the ‘reluctant sale’ of a holiday home business a short walk from the beach at Beer after 17 years in the same hands. The freehold sale of end-of-terrace five-bedroom Belmont House, in Dolphin Road, Beer, is on the market with offers in excess of £450,000. Stonesmith estate agents, selling the property, said: “The sale of Belmont House is reluctantly offered for sale due to retirement. “Potential exists to re-establish Belmont House as a thriving bed and breakfast business and there is also the opportunity to continue letting Belmont House on a room only/ holiday let basis. “Our…

Sunday charges are set to be introduced in car parks in Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Axminster – with an overnight levy also lined up across East Devon. The district council’s current tariffs already treat Sundays as a normal trading day in coastal areas along with Colyton and Lympstone. But for ‘historic reasons’, the authority has never asked for payment in the trio of market towns, writes Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Clark. East Devon District Council (EDDC) Car Parking Task and Finish Forum members were told ‘there is no logical reason’ for this to continue at their February meeting. And…

A trio of paddleboarders with a dog thought to be in difficulty between Beer and Seaton sparked a Coastguard callout on Sunday afternoon (February 7). Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked shortly after 4pm where they found the paddleboarders safely ashore. The Coastguard called the incident a ‘false alarm with good intent’ and urged the public to call 999 if spotting anyone thought to be in difficulty by the sea. A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “The paddle boarders were safely ashore on our arrival, they had not been in difficulty, but appreciated somebody was looking out for them. “This type…

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