Browsing: Seaton

Neighbours in Seaton are celebrating after winning a £1,000 lottery cash prize – thanks to their lucky postcode. Two Seaton Down Hill residents scooped the windfall when EX12 2TH was announced as a Daily Prize winner in the People’s Postcode Lottery today (November 12). People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt sent her congratulations and said: “What a surprise for all our lucky winners in Seaton! I couldn’t be more pleased for them and hope they enjoy their windfall by treating themselves to something special.” A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities. Phave raised £486…

The former Carpetright shop in Marine Place, Seaton, is to be transformed into a community hub by a care provider. Overington Care has been granted permission to change the use of the vacant shop unit to mixed use, including a day centre and café. The award-winning company, which is already well-established in Seaton, overcame concerns about the principle of the proposal to gain the necessary consent. However, the café will not be permitted to cook hot food on the first floor of the premises following concerns about odours. In correspondence with East Devon District Council’s planning department, the company’s agent…

Police have today issued an alert, saying officers have received a report of two males looking in people’s gardens in Seaton. Residents are urged not to let cold callers remove waste from their premises and to call police if they see anyone acting suspiciously. The men have been seen in a white Ford Transit van. It is understood they could be looking for scrap metal. Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement: “Please ensure that any person removing waste from your premises holds a waste carriers licence and exercise caution when people arrive uninvited looking around your premises.” The warning…

Unopened alcohol seized by police from youngsters at carnivals in Sidmouth, Seaton and Colyton is to be raffled off. The cash will benefit six local charities. Sergeant Andy Squires, of the Rural East Devon Neighbourhood Team, said a similar gesture last year raised more than £1,000 for local good causes. I have to say that the vast majority of young people we seized it from were polite, co-operative and genuinely supportive when told what would happen to it. I’m sure they thanked us the next morning as well! – Sgt Andy Squires “Over the last few years, police in East…

A dog had a lucky escape after falling from cliffs between Beer and Seaton – sparking a coastguard rescue effort. The chocolate brown spaniel called Milly went over the edge of the stretch of coastline at Whitecliff at around 2pm on Sunday (October 20). Coastguard teams from Beer and Lyme Regis were promptly tasked to the scene, with one member using ropes to descend the steep cliff face. You can see from the photo looking up the cliff she was a very lucky dog – Beer Coastguard Milly was eventually fetched by a team near to the base of the…

A detailed breakdown of reported crimes in communities around East Devon has been revealed by police.  A total of 6,149 offences and incidents were logged across Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Budleigh Salterton, Seaton and Axminster between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019. This compares to 5,988 in the corresponding period in the previous year and is a 2.6 per cent rise. They range from violence, sexual offences and burglary, to drugs, criminal damage, possession of weapons and public order offences. Honiton saw a 20.2 per cent increase in reported crimes, while there was a 3.6 per cent drop in…

Dangerous drugs gangs, thefts from cars and sheds, antisocial behaviour and serious road collisions have been identified as top priorities for police in four East Devon towns. Neighbourhood teams in Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton and Axminster have detailed the issues they want to tackle in recently-published Community Connectivity Plans. The documents details of officers’ priorities, who they are working with, and what activities they are doing to reach out to residents. Our priorities are identified by using reported crime trends, issues and concerns you have told us about and other issues that have been identified through our community profile data… Dangerous…

Drugs were seized and speeding drivers shopped when police staged a clampdown on rogue road users in Sidmouth and Seaton. Officers from the Rural East Devon team and special constables carried out safety operations in both towns this week. In Sidmouth on Thursday evening (October 10), drugs were seized when four occupants of one vehicle were searched. Speed kills people and every driver owes a duty of care to drive safely on our roads… Eight drivers were reported for speeding and ‘a large number’ of drivers were informed of various road traffic offences, according to police. In Seaton on Tuesday…

A chimney fire in Seaton was described as ‘well alight’ by firefighters first on the scene last night (October 9). Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service says the fire, in Beer Road, was reported shortly after 7pm. A spokesperson said in a statement: “Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting a chimney fire. “One fire appliance from Seaton was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. “On arrival, the incident commander confirmed that the chimney was well alight, and crews got to work to extinguish the fire using chimney gear, a…

Work has begun building a new concrete skate park in Seaton after the district council invested £200,000 of funding. East Devon District Council (EDDC) hopes the skate park will be finished before Christmas, so an official opening, skate park jam and fun competition can be organised. It is hoped the new-look, longer-lasting, sprayed concrete design will offer something for all ages and abilities after local skate park enthusiasts joined in discussions with the council and contractor during consultation meetings. Seaton ward member Cllr Marcus Hartnell said: “Having secured the project funding back in 2018, I’m really excited to see work…

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