Browsing: Seaton

Firefighters from Seaton are urging care when using disposable barbecues outside after the crew tackled a blaze in a skip in Axmouth. The fire crew found a skip on fire near the shore at Axmouth Yacht Club at around 11am on Sunday, September 20. Firefighters believe the blaze was the result of a disposable barbecue, thrown away while still hot. The crew used a hose reel jet and a compressed air foam system (CAFS) jet to tackle the blaze. A Seaton Fire Station spokesperson said: “Seaton’s crew were mobilised by fire control just before 11 o’clock to a fire…

Firefighters from Seaton and Colyton tackled an accidental tractor blaze in Whitford.    A water bowser from Dorset was also called to Colyton Hill in the East Devon village, near Axminster, after the alarm was raised at around 5pm on Wednesday (September 17). Crews arrived to find the tractor engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished and the area made safe. The cause of this fire is believed to be accidental…They donned breathing apparatus and used compressed air foam and a hose-reel jet to extinguish the fire. A Colyton Fire Station spokesperson said: “The driver acted quickly when he realised…

Play park wish-lists of zip-slides, trampolines and more – totalling £175,000 – have been granted to children living in Seaton and Honiton. Seafield Gardens play area, on Seaton seafront, has been given a £100,000 facelift while Cherry Close park in Honiton boasts £75,000 of new equipment. The cash injections to transform the parks was made possible thanks to East Devon District Council who teamed up with children from Seaton and Honiton to kit out the play areas. Cllr Cathy Gardner, East Devon District Council (EDDC) chairman, said: “Both the play areas look fantastic and I’m sure they will be enjoyed…

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…

A teenager from Seaton hopes her poignant photo of her granddad and sister separated by the pandemic is named the UK’s most iconic lockdown image. Jessica Shackleford, aged 18, will learn later this month if she has won with her snap of her sister, Jasmin, 16, and granddad Brian, 76, reaching out hands, separated by a window, social distancing. Jessica’s photo is one of 25 shortlisted by Cartridge Save, where on August 24, after a public vote, a panel of experts will decide the top snap. Jessica entered her photo of her granddad and sister after social distancing forced the…

After 91 years of bowling at Seaton Bowling Club, Seacliff Gardens, the time has come for the diggers to move in, writes Alan Nicholas. A tremendous amount of effort has been put in since the green was laid back in 1929 to keep it in excellent order for the club members… However, in the last year the green has suffered a very extensive infestation by leatherjackets in among the roots of the grass. Our green-keeping team…would often turn up to find mass destruction where the birds had literally torn up areas of grass..This encouraged all the crows and seagulls in…

A man missing from Colyton was flown to hospital with ‘life-changing injuries’ after coastguards found him buried deep in undergrowth off a cliff ledge near Seaton. Police, search dogs, coastguard teams from Beer and Lyme Regis, the RNLI, and Dartmoor Search and Rescue, were called shortly before 9.30pm on Monday (August 10) to scour the East Devon coastline, finding the missing man injured and down the cliff face, more than 60 feet from the top. The casualty’s injuries meant he could not be stretchered to safety by rescuers so the coastguard helicopter was tasked to winch him free to waiting…

Families can now enjoy a new wildlife-themed sculpture trail at Seaton Wetlands, featuring 11 natural sculptures spread around the nature reserve. Funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help, all the sculptures have been hand-crafted out of natural materials. The challenge is to find all 11 willow and wood sculptures of a crow, hare, snail, willow dragon fly, wooden dragon fly, frog, heron, stickleback, deer, buzzard and snake. The Wild East Devon team has installed the sculptures at locations that will not disturb the resident wildlife. The trail starts near the car park and follows the main path, past Black Hole Marsh…

Proposals for new flats in the heart of Seaton –  that will ‘show the town means business’ – have been approved.  Members of East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Development Management Committee went against the recommendation of planning officers by granting the Vintage Court scheme permission. They described the mooted reasons for refusal as ‘poppycock’. A pair of commercial units and a dwelling will be demolished and replaced with eight flats and two retail units as part of the project. This will be quality development and give new opportunities there for people to live and work and visit – Cllr Geoff Pook EDDC officers…

Sidmouth beach is flying high after winning a Blue Flag for the first time and joining an elite of East Devon seaside towns scooping awards. An army of community volunteers has been praised for their beach-clean efforts, earning Sidmouth the recognition. Blue Flags will fly over Exmouth and Sidmouth while Budleigh Salterton and Seaton have scooped Seaside Awards, ranking them among the best beaches in the country. The accolades have been announced by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, who gives the awards in recognition of achieving the highest standards of beach management in England, and to those suitable for bathing…

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