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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…

East Devon’s free car parks will become pay-and-display and charges at busy spots will rocket by 50 per cent under changes proposed by the district council. The authority could raise an extra £400,000 a year by hiking costs at its most popular facilities and targeting those where motorists can currently stop off for nothing. Evening and overnight stay levies will also be imposed at sites where there is presently no cost for drivers at these times. We are under increasing pressure to review our activities and move to a position where we are managing all of our car parking assets…

Coastguard rescuers have been given invaluable training by an Exmouth-based suicide bereavement charity to help save people in their ‘darkest hour’. First responders from the emergency service – who frequently face those considering taking their own lives – benefitted from two days of teaching from Pete’s Dragons. This training will give those of our officers that attended the tools to connect with people in their darkest hour, hopefully to see a little bit of light – Sam HoustonThe guidance was given to HM Coastguard rescue teams from Exmouth, Beer, Plymouth, Torbay, Teignmouth and Berry Head. “All too often, unfortunately, HM…

Planners have approved an application to turn a Beer shop into a one-bedroom apartment – because it is no longer viable as a business. East Devon District Council has granted conditional approval for the change of use of The Treasure Chest, in Fore Street, after hearing that lack of footfall was impacting the shop’s ability to trade as a going concern. There being no unacceptable visual impacts on heritage assets or impact on highway safety, the proposal is considered to represent sustainable development – EDDC report Beer Parish Council ‘with some reluctance’ recommended the application for approval. It said the…

Police are investigating after a safe and bottles of spirits were stolen during a break-in at Beer Albion Football Club.  Offenders smashed through a door window to enter the clubhouse sometime between 9pm on Sunday, August  25 and 9am on Monday, August 26. They took a safe containing a quantity of cash and 10 bottles of spirits, including gin, vodka and whiskey. A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police are seeking witnesses to the burglary and would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around the club at the time of the offence.” If…

Plans to demolish a former community hub in Beer so social housing can be built on the plot have been shelved – after bats were found living there. Proposals to knock down Beer Social Club, in Berry Hill, were submitted in July after the venue shut last year. Beer Community Land Trust stated in its application it wanted to use the land for up to seven new dwellings as part of a social housing development for the village. It said the ‘run-down’ premises had ‘deteriorated significantly’ over the years and was of no architectural merit. However, the trust informed East…