Browsing: Seaton

Police have issued an appeal after a woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash between a car and a van on the A3052 near Branscombe today (Friday, February 14). Officers are seeking witnesses and dashcam footage following the collision between Seaton and Sidford at around 10.25am. The 52-year-old casualty was cut free from her vehicle by firefighters and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision, and may have dashcam footage…The incident involved involved a blue Seat Ibiza and a white Mercedes Sprinter van.…

Tesco carrier bags have helped fund new a nature-themed play trail at Seaton Wetlands to encourage people to spend more time outdoors. The £4,000 grant was given to East Devon District Council (EDDC) by Bags of Help coastal funding. Carrier bag cash given to EDDC for the free-to-visit Seaton Wetlands nature reserve will be used to build wooden animal sculptures for children to climb on, install magnifier posts for closer inspection of bugs and leaves, and sculpted seating for visitors. Councillor Geoff Jung, EDDC portfolio holder for the environment, said: “We’re very grateful to Tesco for this grant. The Seaton…

Exmouth has been revealed as the parking ticket capital of East Devon – with more fines dished out there than in all of the district’s other towns and villages combined. The seaside resort was in fact the second most prolific place for the dreaded yellow notices in all of Devon last year, behind only Exeter. Penalties issued in Exmouth account for 65 per cent of all parking tickets issued in East Devon – 2,360 more than everywhere else added together. A total of 7,508 fines were dished out in the district; 10 per cent of the 72,805 county-wide total. Figures…

A Seaton woman left feeling housebound and on anti-depressants after the death of her parents has spoken of how volunteering in a local charity shop handed her a lifeline. Liz Crosfield says the role with Hospiscare has helped her get her confidence back after a traumatic time in her life. “Volunteering has completely changed my life and outlook,” said the 56-year-old. “I’m in a much better place because of it. I’m completely unrecognisable from where I was just a year ago.” Originally from London, Liz moved to East Devon in January last year to be closer to family after losing…

A new tram stop providing a direct link to Seaton Wetlands could be open by the spring. The Seaton Tramway station has been given the go-ahead by East Devon District Council (EDDC). Currently, the tramway, which runs between Seaton and Colyton, only stops off at Colyford. A spokesman for Seaton Tramway said of the news: “We are delighted that this application has been approved, which will provide an exciting link between Seaton and its award-winning wetlands. “Our contractors are now moving to deliver the project, with a view to open and start accepting visitors in the spring. “This recognises a significant…

Another member has quit East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) ruling Independent Group – citing a decision to reject a £2.1million loan bid to save Seaton Hospital as ‘the final straw’.  Joe Whibley will continue to represent the Exmouth Town ward on the authority, but says he felt the need to ‘distance himself’ from the party running it. He is the second councillor to leave the group in recent months. Exmouth Halsdon ward representative Cllr Paul Millar jumped ship in September. It means the Independent Group is no longer the largest group on the council. It has 18 elected representatives, while the…

Firefighters from across East Devon spent the night tackling a huge barn blaze in Seaton – with a number of cows saved from the inferno. Reports of the straw- and hay-filled agricultural building – measuring 30m by 20m – was engulfed in flames and smoke first came in at around 10.20pm last night (Friday, January 17). One man has been treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation, said the fire service. Crews from Seaton and Colyton were first on the scene. They were joined by colleagues from Sidmouth,  Axminster, Lyme Regis, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Exmouth, and Tophsam. Firefighters from Crediton, Bovey…

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…

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