Browsing: Exmouth

A sign to safeguard swimmers on Exmouth beach has been in place over the weekend warning about a dangerous stretch of sea. Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) displayed the ‘red flag’ warning sign next to Coastwatch House, on Queen’s Drive, highlighting the prohibited area and warning would-be swimmers about the dangers of the area of water along Exmouth seafront. Exmouth NCI said the sign was used on Saturday, May 30, and will continue to be displayed until the RNLI beach lifeguards can resume their duties. Ivor Jones, Exmouth NCI station manager, said: “We strongly urge all water users to take…

A duo in an ‘out-of-control’ inflatable rowing boat off Exmouth – with no oars or lifejackets – had to be helped by the RNLI this afternoon. The lifesaving charity has issued a safety warning to beachgoers after it was tasked to the incident at around 1pm. I must emphasise the importance at this present time for members of the public taking extra care before they go out on the water – Exmouth RNLI helm Harry GriffinExmouth National Coastwatch Institute (NCI) had spotted two men in the vessel off the seafront, near to the town’s old lifeboat station. The inflatable ‘appeared…

Firefighters from Exmouth are warning against throwing still-hot disposable barbecues in bins after the crew tackled two such fires on the same day. Exmouth firefighters on Friday evening, May 29, extinguished two separate bin blazes caused by hot ashes setting rubbish alight. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) is urging against taking disposable barbecues into the open countryside, or onto the beach. The fire service said disposable barbecues can stay hot long after the food has been cooked and eaten. A spokesman for DSFRS said: “It’s great knowing people aren’t leaving hot barbecues on the beach. Just remember…

Pensioners sent a hate letter after clapping for the NHS cried tears of joy on their Exmouth doorstep when paramedics and strangers turned up to applaud with them. Marion and Jock Roberston, of Churchill Road, Brixington, were targeted this week after they left their home for a short seafront drive, returning to find the handwritten note pushed through their front door, calling the couple ‘fu****g pr**ks’ and ‘tw*ts’ for the way they clap on Thursdays. After last night’s clapping had died down, Jock, aged 80, was seen at his window raising a glass to thank the well-wishers who had rallied…

A foul-mouthed poison pen letter pushed through the door of Exmouth pensioners clapping for carers and the NHS has been slammed ‘cowardly’ by their family. Marion and Jock Roberston, of Churchill Road, Brixington, were targeted after they left their home for a short seafront drive, returning to find the handwritten note pushed through their front door, calling the couple ‘fu****g pr**ks’ and ‘tw*ts’ for the way they clap on Thursdays. The family of Marion, aged 79, and Jock, 80, say the pair have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown by the Exmouth community, who rallied to defend the couple. Granddaughter…

Reports a swimmer had disappeared off Budleigh Salterton beach sparked a callout for Exmouth RNLI this afternoon – with crew helping a stricken kitesurfer on the way. Both of the charity’s lifeboats were launched after being tasked by HM Coastguard at around 12.15pm. Concern had been raised for a person in the sea who was said to have vanished from view off Steamer Steps. It was later confirmed they were not in danger and the search was called off. En-route to Budleigh, the RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was diverted to aid a kitesurfer who had become stranded on Pole Sands, off…

Hand sanitiser is being pinched from recently-reopened public toilets in East Devon – prompting a plea for the stealing to stop. Ten of the district’s 26 loos have been made accessible again with an enhanced cleaning regime as part of the easing of coronavirus lockdown rules. We would ask users to be considerate and think of others when making use of the soap provided…Extra hand gels had to be sourced to allow the conveniences in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Seaton, Axminster and Beer to be back in action. But East Devon District Council (EDDC) said on the day they…

Tributes have been paid to a ‘true character’ and lifelong champion of Exmouth who has died at the age of 89 following a short illness.  David Scott was East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) longest-serving member when he stood down in 1999 and was later made an Honorary Alderman of the authority. He was known as the ‘Father of the Council’ – having first been elected onto it in 1974 – and had continued to work within the community. David was a true character, with a twinkle in his eye and a raft of humorous comments, borne from his Liverpudlian roots -…

Bomb disposal experts have removed an object discovered by a member of the public on Exmouth beach on Wednesday morning after it was found to be non-explosive. The Royal Navy (RN) Bomb Squad arrived in Exmouth at midday, on May 27, after a member of the public with a metal detector raised the alarm and reported finding an ‘unidentifiable’ object to police at around 9.30am. Police removed an earlier beach cordon after the Navy team was satisfied the object was not explosive, and a false alarm, removing it from the beach. Officers had closed off an area of the beach…

The bomb squad has been called to Exmouth beach after a member of the public with a metal detector uncovered an ‘unidentifiable object’ this morning.  An area of the seafront near to the Coastwatch tower has been cordoned-off by police after the discovery was made at around 9.30am. Officers have placed an ‘ammunition container’ over the item and a Royal Navy team is en-route to the town. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police have cordoned-off a 50m by 70m area of Exmouth beach close to the Coastwatch tower, Esplanade, after an unidentifiable object measuring approximately 25cm by 12cm…

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