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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…

A woman found clinging to a cliff edge near Seaton, suffering a broken leg after slipping on mud and falling six feet, was saved by the emergency services in what the Coastguard has described as ‘one of the most demanding rescues’. Beer and Lyme Regis Coastguard Rescue teams, along with HM Coastguard’s helicopter from St Athan, the police and air ambulance, Sidmouth Independent Rescue Boat, Devon and Cornwall Police and South West Ambulance were tasked to Culverhole, East of Seaton, to reach the woman, who had slipped on mud while out walking with her partner, son and the family dog.…

Week-on-week figures show the number confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Devon and Exeter has dropped – with virus ‘clusters’ in 17 parts of the district and every part of the city. A further 152 infections have been confirmed across the East Devon – with another 110 in Exeter. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 69 when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a drop of 148. All but three of the wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or…

A men’s friendship group in Beer is gearing up to expand thanks to scooping council funding to build a bigger building. Beer Men’s Shed has been awarded £6,500 from East Devon District Council and £1,000 from Devon County Council to reach its £20,000 crowdfunding target. The community project, which began its fundraising in December 2020, aims to start building its new workshop in April 2021. Chris Pickles, Beer Men’s Shed chairman, said: “The increasing number of men who want to join in a Men’s Shed, together with the impact of lockdowns and self-isolation, mean that there has never been a…

Thirty Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in a fortnight – with case ‘clusters’ of the virus identified in all but one of the district’s wards. Devon was today (Wednesday, December 30) moved up to Tier 3 of the Government’s pandemic restrictions. County health chiefs say a rise in cases among all age groups meant the move was ‘inevitable’. Seaton is the only part of East Devon where a coronavirus ‘cluster’ has not currently been identified. Nineteen wards – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid…

The Environment Agency has warned of possible flooding in areas of East Devon as a result of heavy rainfall expected to start on Friday afternoon (December 18). Flood alerts have been issued for the areas of the River Axe, Lower Exe, Rivers Clyst, Culm and their tributaries, plus the Rivers Otter, Sid and the Exmouth area. The Environment Agency (EA) said ‘heavy and intense’ rainfall of up to seven centimetres could fall in localised areas within a 15-hour period, beginning on Friday afternoon and continuing until the early hours of Saturday morning. It is warning of possible flooding of low-lying…

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