Browsing: Cranbrook

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…

A housing developer recently announced the start of its next phase of home building for Cranbrook. Taylor Wimpey Exeter said the fifth phase of development at East Devon’s newest town, Cranbrook, was launched last month and includes two, three and four-bedroom homes. Melissa Langton, for the housing developer, said “We’re really excited to launch the fifth phase of our Cranbrook development this year. “Our site team has been working incredibly hard ahead of the launch, and we can’t wait to welcome people to site when we open our doors.” Cranbrook resident Matt Rowett – in support of the new homes…

Children in Cranbrook have staged a silent protest over parents’ antisocial parking outside their school. Primary-aged pupils crafted their own placards calling on mums, dads and carers to stop-off safely at the town’s education campus in Tillhouse Road. Youngsters took to the streets during drop-off time on Monday, March 2, and again in the pick-up period on Thursday, March 5. The parent-teacher association (PTA) at Cranbrook Education Campus has been working with walking and cycling charity Sustrans on the campaign. Its aim is to reduce the amount of traffic that parks or idles outside the school to improve road safety…

Hundreds of missed rubbish collections in East Devon have prompted the district council’s refuse and recycling boss to issue an apology.   A meeting this week heard Budleigh Salterton and Cranbrook were the ‘big losers’ due to a shortage of drivers – and even the authority’s leader had been affected. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) could split the £150,000 cost of potential pay rises with its contractor to help solve the issues. It is unfortunate that 460 collections were missed, and most were picked up the next day, but that is just two per cent of collections in a week…

A special meeting over the future of Cranbrook will see a consortium of developers put forward their vision for its town centre.  East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Strategic Planning Committee this week agreed to the move to see if members can support the concept behind any proposals. It was recently announced that plans for a new Morrisons supermarket and significant extra retail, commercial and residential spaces had been put forward by the Cranbrook Consortium. The Cranberry Farm pub is so far the only building in the ‘town centre’ that has been constructed. Proposals the consortium are putting forward may not…

Police have spoken to parents of a group of nuisance youths in Cranbrook and sent anti-social behaviour warning letters. Devon and Cornwall Police said officers received reports of nuisance behaviour on Tuesday, February 11, near the shops, prompting action. Police said letters were sent to a group of teenagers in relation to the incident, but would not give any further details. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police received reports of anti-social and nuisance behaviour in an area of the town. “Officers carried out enquiries and identified the individuals involved.” Ottery St Mary’s police team said officers carried out…

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