Browsing: Seaton

Stormy weather, rain and gales has prompted the Environment Agency to warn of possible flooding in Exmouth during tonight’s high tide. A flood alert was issued earlier today, Tuesday, January 14, for the South Devon Coast, from Dawlish Warren to Seaton. This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray…The Environment Agency (EA) said strong winds, stormy weather, and tonight’s high tide,  Tuesday, January 14, at 9.45pm, could result in offshore wave heights of more than two-and-a-half metres. An EA spokesperson said: “This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray.” The…

A low energy high design seafront development in Seaton has won double recognition in the International Property Awards. The property has been named Best Apartment Devon for its penthouse and Best Sustainable Residential Development in the UK. It is the first multi-block development in the UK to be certified as Passivhaus Plus. Mike Webb, Seaton Beach managing director, said: “To be recognised by our industry peers for our Passivhaus apartment block is a great honour.  “Not many UK developers build to this standard from Germany – now over 30 years old and globally recognised. “We could have taken the traditional…

A bid to borrow £2.1million and save Seaton Hospital by turning it into a community health hub has been rejected by district councillors ‘at the first hurdle’.   The facility saw its inpatient wards closed in 2017 and currently only 35 per cent of the building is being occupied – a situation that is ‘not tenable financially’. The Valley View Road site is currently run by NHS Property Services, but community group Seaton Area Health Matters had put forward plans to buy the building. It would put us in an impossible position with a very high risk whatsoever and where there…

A masterplan for Seaton that would see a new tramstop created to provide a direct link to the Wetlands has been backed. East Devon District Council’s cabinet on Wednesday night through their support by the masterplan, which aims to create a new circular walking/cycle route around three of Seaton’s most popular attractions – Seaton Wetlands, Seaton Jurassic and Seaton Tramway. These are extremely exciting initiatives and I look forward to seeing the link between Seaton Jurassic, the Wetlands and the Tramway – Cllr Marcus Hartnell The three are run by different organisations, but collectively offer a combined environmental, heritage and…

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their real Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district. The now-forlorn festive items can be left at designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be mulched to be used in public parks and gardens. East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster – West Street car park, Monday, January 6, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst – Victory Hall car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 12.30pm…

A masterplan is set to be developed to create a new circular walking/cycle route around three of Seaton’s most popular attractions – and could see a new tramstop for the Seaton Tramway created. Seaton Wetlands, Seaton Jurassic and Seaton Tramway are run by different organisations, but collectively offer a combined environmental, heritage and educational experience. It will enhance the Seaton Jurassic offer enabling the visitor centre to maximise its potential as a key attraction along the Jurassic coast – report Visitors could combine visits to all three attractions in one day from one starting point, and East Devon District Council’s…

Seaton Hospital is set to be saved and turned into a ‘health hub’ for the community. The hospital saw its inpatient wards closed in 2017 and currently only 35 per cent of the building is being occupied – a situation that is ‘not tenable financially’. The Seaton Hospital site is ideally placed to become a Health & Wellbeing Hub to fully utilise all the space and to build on the services that already exist as the site is already, in practice a hub – business plan report The Valley View Road site is currently run by NHS Property Services, but…

Sidmouth’s Boxing Day Swim has been cancelled due to the wild weather – with a festive dip in Seaton also called off. The December 26 tradition had been set to take place at 11am, but organisers announced this morning that it could not go ahead over safety fears. They have pleaded with the public not to enter the water as the conditions are dangerous. Please, please, please do not go into the water as it’s not safe. Please share this message. Thank you, sorry for the disappointment – Sidmouth Regatta and Boxing Day Swim committeeThe Boxing Day Swim in Seaton…

Children in East Devon are borrowing and reading more books from their local libraries, figures have revealed.  The number of youngsters loaning literature from hubs in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton, Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton was on the rise between July and September. And more kids in the towns have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Axminster and Colyton were the only places where there was a year-on-year decline in the numbers. The biggest increase in children borrowing books was in Ottery St Mary – up 20 per cent. The number of youngsters taking part in the Summer…

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…

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