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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…

Supermarket giant Morrisons is in talks to build a store in Cranbrook’s town centre. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said discussions have taken place between Cranbrook Town Council, Devon County Council, Cranbrook Consortium, Henry Davidson Developments and Morrisons to build a supermarket, plus additional ‘retail, commercial and residential spaces’. The council said ‘steady progress’ was being made and it expects a planning application to be submitted ‘soon’. EDDC said the announcement was the ‘latest step’ in what has been a ‘lengthy and detailed negotiation’ by the district council and Cranbrook Town Council. Councillor Kim Bloxham, East Devon’s lead councillor for…

Residents rallied together to plant 500 trees and create a ‘Cranbrook Canopy’.   Some 40 volunteers of all ages took part in the community event at the town’s Country Park in the heart of the Clyst Valley. New native woodland includes 250 oak trees. The tree planting was a wonderful community activity and I’m delighted so many local adults and children helped to make Cranbrook a greener place to live and work – Cllr Les Bayliss Cranbrook Canopy is a five-month project funded by the Woodland Trust’s Street Trees project, supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery, East Devon District Council…

Cranbrook residents are invited to plant a woodland at a free event – and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. The Cranbrook community tree planting day is on Saturday, February 8, with a morning session, from 10am until 1pm and an afternoon event, 1.30pm until 3.30pm. All are welcome to join Jon Freeman, East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) tree project officer and Alice Lloyd, Cranbrook Town Council’s country park ranger, to plant new native woodland at Cranbrook Country Park. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to get involved in helping to make Cranbrook a greener place…

East Devon residents have recycled a record-breaking 1,200 tonnes of rubbish and food waste in just 12 days over Christmas and New Year. Householders racked up the huge haul – the equivalent in weight of four jumbo jets – between December 27 and January 7. Cranbrook was the district’s top town – with Exmouth a close second. This is the most recycling that East Devon has ever collected – Cllr Geoff Jung East Devon has topped the table nationally for the least amount of rubbish thrown away by each household, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs statistics.…

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