Browsing: Branscombe

A bid to build a new cricket pavilion in Branscombe has been handed a £3,000 boost by East Devon District Council (EDDC). The authority’s Community Grant Panel awarded the four-figure sum to the project for new facilities including toilets and changing rooms. Branscombe Ravens Cricket Club also hopes the scheme will enhance the experience for players and visiting teams. The village primary school will use space in the pavilion as an outdoor classroom and it will be available for community groups and activities. The Ravens had applied for a £5,000 grant, but councillors felt they could not stump up that amount…

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has apologised to residents over disruptions to recycling and rubbish collections it has blamed on ‘national staff shortages’. Householders have been warned some waste pick-ups could take place on different days ‘for the foreseeable future’. The authority has set out a series of steps for people to check to see if their collection has been affected. Just as we thought we were returning to more normal times, we are experiencing tremendous pressure because of short-term staff shortages…Residents have been told that if recycling containers have not been emptied after four days, they should take them…

Firefighters tackling a tumble drier blaze at a village in East Devon have issued a safety message to regularly clean the machines. Crews from Colyton and Seaton were called to a home in Branscombe shortly after noon on Wednesday (June 9) after smoke was seen coming from an outbuilding. The fire service said the blaze in a laundry room was caused by a blocked tumble drier filter, damaging clothes and the machine. A Colyton fire station spokesperson said: “The fire was quickly got under control using two breathing apparatus wearers. “The smoke was then cleared using a positive pressure ventilation…

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…

‘Covid compliance officers’ are to hit East Devon high streets ensuring businesses stick to government rules when they reopen. Two new district council roles have been created and filled by Andy Squires and Rachel Payne – who have already begun visiting traders in Exmouth. The posts are being paid for from a £131,000 pot of European funding awarded to the authority. Andy and Rachel will respond to enquiries and reports from businesses and members of the public concerned about Covid-safety compliance. The duo will work alongside regulatory and enforcement professionals and other agencies and partners to ‘provide advice, education and…

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…

An ‘ethical supermarket’ that launched in Branscombe last year amid the pandemic has branched out to offer home delivery across East Devon. After two years of planning, In My Back Yard (IMBY) began in April 2020 during the first coronavirus lockdown, sourcing as many products as possible within a 30-mile radius of its East Devon hub. Now the cooperative business, which is run largely by volunteers, is offering home delivery to customers living within a 15-mile radius of the ‘ethical supermarket’. A spokesperson for the cause said: “In My Back Yard – also known as IMBY – is a local,…

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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