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Police are appealing for information to the whereabouts of a bicycle stolen from a locked shed in Cranbrook. The stolen ladies Liv Avail bike was blue and green in colour, said police. The bike was stolen from a shed in Cranbrook at around 9.50pm on Wednesday, September 23. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are asking for information following the theft of a ladies blue-green Liv Avail cycle from a secured shed in Cranbrook, Exeter. “The theft occurred at around 21.50 hours on Wednesday 23 September. “Anyone with information regarding this cycle is asked to contact the police.”…

Vital talks over the future of Cranbrook town centre have been postponed after a consortium of developers made ‘significant changes’ to plans for the much-anticipated area. A Morrisons supermarket, new shops, town square, skate park, nursery and emergency services hub have been on the cards for the new community as part of existing proposals. But mystery now surrounds the project after the vision was amended – with the revisions yet to be made public. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Strategic Planning Committee had been due to discuss Cranbrook town centre on Wednesday, September 23, but the meeting has been put…

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…

“I was certainly the most scared I have ever been in my life – I actually thought I was going to lose them both.” A dad from Cranbrook, who turned midwife, has told his lockdown true story of his baby daughter’s unexpected birth on the bathroom floor. Paul Wightman, 44, of South View Pasture, Cranbrook, has spoken to The People of Devon Project of the night his 36-year-old wife, Louise, gave birth to their second child, Eva, before medical help could arrive. Dad-of-two Paul told of the fear he felt when baby Eva Helen was born unresponsive and not breathing,…

Proposals to cut red tape and speed up plans for ‘district heating networks’ in the west end of East Devon have been unanimously backed. Development Management Committee chiefs this week approved a Local Development Order (LDO) for such schemes – seen as being energy-efficient and key to zero-carbon aspirations. This will reduce the regulatory processes and delays associated with the submission of planning applications, members were told. This is a no brainer…this is not perfect, but a step in the right direction – Cllr Mike HoweThe Skypark Energy Centre already provides hot water and heating to commercial buildings on the site,…

Cranbrook residents are being asked how they want their town centre to be developed – with a Morrisons supermarket, new shops and a skate park on the cards.  A pair of competing outline schemes have been proposed for how the vision can be delivered – with East Devon District Council (EDDC) due to decide between them. The situation is finely balanced and requires a significant decision to be made…The Cranbrook Consortium of developers has outlined plans which would see a range of facilities begin to come forward in the near future. It aims to deliver the majority of the scheme by…

New figures have shown coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in all but six of the wards in East Devon – with the highest numbers in Axminster, Seaton, Exmouth and Sidmouth. An updated interactive map has also revealed just one area of Exeter has avoided fatalities due to the virus. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and May 31, and were registered by June 6. In East Devon, statistics show there have been ten confirmed deaths in Axminster – five of which occurred in April and five in May. There have…

A housing developer has given outdoor lessons a boost for Cranbrook pupils by delivering topsoil to St Martin’s Primary School. Before lockdown, Taylor Wimpey Exeter donated earth normally used for gardens and open spaces to refill raised beds in the forest school area, and some large planters. Outdoor learning gives youngsters the chance to learn new, practical and hands-on skills, in a natural environment, the developer said. Angela Whitten, forest school leader at St Martin’ Primary School, said: “Outdoor education is growing in popularity across the country and is a really important part of our pupils’ development, so it’s great…

A new community building boasting a library and café, youth centre and games area is proposed in the first plans for a long-awaited town centre in Cranbrook.  Devon County Council (DCC) has revealed outline proposals that also feature a children’s centre and public health nursing provision for the plot off Tillhouse Road and Cedar Close. It provides suitably located and integrated indoor and outdoor space allowing service providers and Cranbrook residents to avail of social, leisure, health and community facilities…The ‘Cranbrook Community Building’ hub would house four of the authority’s service providers in a single place. A small café would also…

Coronavirus survivor Exmouth town crier Roger Bourgein last night rang his bell ‘for those that saved my life’ when he joined the country in applauding the NHS. Applause, cheers and music erupted from the towns and villages of East Devon on Thursday night, when the UK came together at 8pm to pay public tribute to frontline coronavirus carers. Roger, aged 72, survived the virus but not before his family was told on day six of illness there was nothing more medics could do. Last night Exmouth’s town crier stood on his doorstep in his dressing gown to ring out his…

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