Browsing: Seaton

A pile of clothes abandoned on a rock on an East Devon beach sparked a coastal search on foot and by lifeboat. Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was on Thursday evening (August 4) alerted to search when a polo shirt and pair of pyjamas was spotted on Seaton Hole beach, East Devon, and no one nearby, or swimming in the sea. The RNLI and two coastguard teams searched the sea and shore but found no sign of anyone in the water or on the beach. A Beer Coastguard Rescue Team spokesperson said: “A pile of clothes were left neatly on a…

Police want to hear from East Devon residents who have fallen foul of rogue traders in Axminster, Honiton, Sidmouth and Seaton. The call comes from officers who have received information about a group of men cold-calling at homes in East Devon, offering a range of skills and services. Police are warning that the scamsters quote the cost, carry out the work then claim the figure was for half the job, and demand further payment. The rural police team for East Devon are appealing for information, and urging residents to be aware of anyone calling at the door who drives a…

Police from four East Devon towns have joined forces in a two-day sting in a bid to tackle rural crime. Officers based in Honiton, Sidmouth, Seaton and Axminster recently teamed up  in marked and unmarked vehicles, to patrol country lanes, farmland and a host of East Devon rural locations. In a clamp-down on crime, police stopped late-night vehicles, agricultural machinery, tractors and motorists traveling along rural roads in a clamp-down on crime. State-of-the art technology was used by police to identify stolen goods and machinery. The police team hailed the sting a success and plan to repeat the action in…

An £11.2million bid for ‘levelling up’ cash to boost the Axe Valley and improve Seaton seafront has won the backing of newly-elected MP for Tiverton and Honiton Richard Foord. Mr Foord says Government funding for major infrastructure projects could help ‘spruce up’ the East Devon town and ‘create a swathe of new office and industrial space for local businesses’. Liberal Democrat Mr Foord has also backed a bid for a planned Cullompton relief road in Mid Devon that could cost £28million. Our communities have been taken for granted for too long and are crying out for investment…Respective district councils in…

Wheelchair users and disabled people can now easily access Seaton beach thanks to a purpose-built path across the pebbles. The pilot project launched this week with the installation of an 85-metre platform made of specially-designed plastic and aluminium fitted on the beach. The aim of the new path is to give greater access to those who find navigating the pebbles a problem. The track could be extended in both directions if the pilot project proves a hit. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said the path was already in use – saying the track had enabled a Seaton resident to access…

Graffiti—hit public toilets in Seaton have been reopened under reduced hours to discourage vandals from targeting the facilities again. Loos in Thury Harcourt Place sustained some of the worst spray-paint damage East Devon District Council (EDDC) has ever seen. They were back in action on Friday, June 17. I will ensure this site has a public toilet facility available in some form always… EDDC says that ‘extensive issues over a long period of time’ and ‘the impact on time and resources’ means access will be restricted for a fortnight. The toilets have initially reopened between 8am and 5pm. Council chiefs…

Across East Devon people are catching their breath today after four fabulous days of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne. As these photos show, street parties, family fun, big lunches, live music, games, scarecrow competitions, a host of entertainment for all ages – and not forgetting so much laughter, love and goodwill – came from across the towns and villages of East Devon as we joined the rest of the country in showing our appreciation of Her Majesty as thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of service and duty. Scores of street parties were…

Toilets in Seaton could be closed for longer after mindless vandals caused some of the ‘worst ever seen’ graffiti, the district council has announced. The Thury Harcourt Place toilets, at The Underfleet, Seaton, will be closed until further notice until the graffiti-daubed loos can be repainted and repaired, East Devon District Council (EDDC) said. The council said it is considering shutting the Thury Harcourt Place loos for longer periods in a bid to curb the ‘continuing’ problem at the site. It is believed the public loos were targeted sometime over the Bank Holiday weekend. The council is urging anyone with…

Police are appealing for information after a motorist in Seaton was flagged down by a man said to be posing as an off-duty detective. A male driver is said to have been stopped by the fake police detective on the A3052 near Seaton in the early hours of Friday (June 3). Devon and Cornwall Police said a man aged in his 40s from the Honiton area has been arrested in connection with the incident. He remains in police custody while enquiries continue. It was reported that a man aged in his 30s was driving in the Sidmouth direction at around…

A trapped campervan driver involved in a crash with a tractor near Branscombe, East Devon, on Tuesday (May 31) was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The emergency services and air ambulance were called to the A3052 at Southleigh at lunchtime, after reports a casualty was trapped inside a campervan. After the man was freed from the vehicle he was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to reports of a collision involving a tractor and van on the A3052 near Branscombe at around 1pm on Tuesday 31 May.…

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