Browsing: Exmouth

There was a steady stream of interest at a public drop-in session in Exmouth today, Wednesday, ahead of Hemingway Design revealing how residents have shaped the final phase of seafront development. An evening public exhibition and presentation tomorrow, Thursday, November 14, will highlight how the outcomes of the survey, held in 2018, helped the seafront design team form ideas for the Queen’s Drive site. Hemingway Design with East Devon District Council (EDDC) will hold a public exhibition and presentation at the Ocean Suite, on Thursday, November 14, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Today’s drop-in event gave the public the chance to…

Crowdfunding is set to begin in Exmouth to fund beach wheelchairs to hire to disabled residents and visitors. A crowdfunding campaign, lasting a month, is expected to launch within weeks to raise the £25,000-plus needed to fund secure storage and a start-up of three beach wheelchairs. If the service proves successful, the town hopes to increase the number of beach wheelchairs available to hire. A crowdfund website has been created and once launched will accept cash pledges of support. It is hoped to crowdfund a slice of the £25,000 needed for storage, and raise further funding through grants. The beach…

A vision to further change the face of Exmouth seafront will be revealed to residents this week. Proposals by Hemingway Design for Queen’s Drive, which include the Harbour View Café site, will be unveiled to the public on Wednesday and Thursday. The scheme will involve a mix of public space, continued popular free play facilities and the kind of commercial developments that will pay for those elements and benefit the town’s economy. Queen’s Drive is a very special location with the potential to act as a catalyst of positive change for Exmouth – Wayne HemingwayPlans will be based on the…

A budget national fitness chain’s plans to turn Exmouth’s closed Carpetright store into a 24-hour gym have won the support of town councillors. Backing came with a call from one representative for traffic lights at the busy entrance of Liverton Business Park. The Gym, which operates 160 health centres around the country, has set its sights on the currently-vacant unit. Perhaps we should always take the opportunity when things crop up at Liverton park to push for traffic lights at the entrance – Cllr Brian Toye Its proposals for a change of use include installing a 3,000sq ft mezzanine level to nearly…

Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare and Hospiscare Exeter, Mid and East Devon have today (Monday, November 11) announced they have merged into a single organisation. The two causes, which support residents with life-limiting illnesses, say the move is a ‘perfect fit’ and will help them reach more people in need of their services. Trustees of both charities believe say the merger ‘aligns with aims to build a charity which is best-equipped to meet the increasing need for end of life care in Exmouth, Lympstone, Exeter, Mid and East Devon’. My fellow trustees and I believe this is the natural next step…

Concern has been raised over a planning application to convert a ‘vulnerable’ GP practice with 4,000 patients in Brixington, Exmouth, into a pair of homes. Proposals for a change of use at Raleigh Surgery, in Pines Road, have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC). The bid has been made with an eye on the future – should the heath hub’s only partner decide to one day retire. A nearby pharmacy has reacted by saying that, without the practice, it could in turn be forced to close – hitting the health and wellbeing of residents in the area.  I’d like to…

Exmouth fell silent on Remembrance Sunday to remember those who gave their lives for their country. Wreaths of poppies were laid at the town’s war memorial, and prayers said  for the fallen, as scores gathered for to pay tribute to the brave men and women who did not come home from war, and those killed in recent combat. Veterans stood shoulder-to-shoulder with dignitaries, members of the armed services and the young, coming together at 11am to stand for a two-minute silence at The Strand war memorial, in honour of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for their country.…

The fate of proposals for 10 apartments in The Avenues, Exmouth, is hanging in the balance after planning chiefs delayed their decision on the scheme.   Blueprints to demolish a detached house and garage at 28 Cranford Avenue and build the dwellings will now be the subject of a site visit. They had been recommended for approval by East Devon District Council (EDDC) officers. But Development Management Committee members deferred their decision at their October meeting and opted to visit the plot. I’m happy to see development on his site, but not this particular one – Cllr Nick HookwayA two-and-a-half-storey…

A Government adviser and former radio presenter has been announced as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for East Devon. Simon Jupp, 34, who currently works for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will be vying for residents’ votes in the general election on December 12. He said after his selection as a prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) today: “My goodness we have got a lot of work to do, but I am so chuffed and so incredibly proud to be your be your candidate for East Devon and to win this constituency again and return a Conservative MP for East Devon, thank you…

Littleham Playgroup is inviting Exmouth youngsters and their mums, dads, carers and childminders to join them for some free fun. The charity-led playgroup is hosting open mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am on Tuesday, November 19, and Wednesday, November 20. Organisers of the sessions guarantee there will be plenty to keep the little-ones – and accompanying adults – entertained. Our open morning is the perfect opportunity for anyone new to experience our fantastic facilities and get a feel for our lovely group… As well as themed play, there will be crafting, snacks and a group sing-song. Also, if the weather permits,…

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