Browsing: Exmouth

A multi-million-pound bid to replace a listed building in the heart of Exmouth with 20 apartments and a pair of shops has failed to win over town councillors. The mooted development would see the premises behind Tower Street Methodist Church part-demolished, redeveloped and converted into dwellings and retail space. But civic leaders said last night (Monday) the plot – once home to the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade and a Sunday school – still has ‘terrific value for the community’. Applicant Hansard Ltd says the four buildings are in ‘significant disrepair’ and its proposal ‘represents a multi-million-pound investment in Exmouth’. The…

An Exmouth church blighted by vandalism, abuse of volunteers, and even drug-dealing, in its grounds hopes CCTV can halt the unholy behaviour. Proposals have been submitted to install seven security cameras covering the interior and exterior of Holy Trinity Church in Rolle Road. The bid last night (Monday) won the backing of town councillors – who said there had been ‘some quite nasty incidents’ at the venue. There have been some quite nasty incidents there, so it is necessary from a security point of view – Cllr Brian ToyeLittleham cum Exmouth Parochial Church Council treasurer Robert Soutter has told In…

Plans for 59 retirement apartments and an office block off Salterton Road in Exmouth have been unanimously panned by town councillors. Civic leaders tonight (Monday) blasted proposals for the four-storey ‘extra care’ facility – exclusively for over-70s – earmarked for a plot next to Tesco. They also branded the inclusion of a two-floor employment space a ‘token’ gesture. “I propose refusal and I propose we always refuse this until something gets built on that site which gives young people a future in this town, not old people a place to go and die,” said Councillor Frank Cullis. He added: “I…

Police say a 46-year-old man reported as missing and last seen in Exmouth has been found. Devon and Cornwall Police said they have located missing man, who was last seen yesterday afternoon in Exmouth, on January 19. Officers thanked the public for helping to highlight the police appeal. VIDEO: Exmouth passenger films ‘massive wall of water’ moments before waves break train window 

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for help tracing a man they believe can help with an investigation into sexual assault on a train travelling between Exmouth and Exeter. Officers have released a CCTV image following a report of a sexual assault on a train between Digby and Sowton and Exmouth railway station. The incident happened between 5.45pm and 6.10pm on Friday, December 27. BTP officers are keen to speak identify and speak to the man from the CCTV image, because they believe he may have information that could help their investigation. A BTP spokesperson said: “A man is reported…

“When you see a massive wall of water heading towards you while on a train you do think s**t, oh dear,” A train passenger from Exmouth has shared video footage filmed moments before a huge wave smashed into the carriage, breaking a window. Darryl Nicholas, of Salterton Road, last Thursday was travelling on Great Western Railway’s (GWR) 10:57 GMT service from Exmouth to Paignton, when waves smashed a window, injuring a passenger, as the train approached Dawlish. Darryl said he saw smoke in the carriage after the windows broke, and heard passengers discussing how to escape. It was clearly high…

Exmouth RNLI is on the lookout for volunteer tour guides, fundraisers and shop staff to support its small team of dedicated helpers. A growing number of visitors to the lifesaving charity’s seafront base has seen the cause issue the appeal. It is hoping to net new for volunteers to help in the shop, fundraise at events and in communities, or people to help provide free tours of the lifeboat station. The Lifeboat Visits Team hosts guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, during school holidays and at other times for groups who book through the RNLI Exmouth website.…

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…

A man who got into difficulty in the water near Lympstone as he secured his drifting yacht was praised by Exmouth RNLI for his safety measures. The inshore lifeboat was launched high seas, gusting winds and rain at around 2pm on Thursday, January 16, to help a man reported to be in difficulty on the River Exe as he secured his yacht when it broke from its moorings. Fortunately, he was wearing a full dry suit, lifejacket and was carrying a radio that were undoubtedly features that prevented his situation from becoming much more serious… The man made his way…

Exmouth’s mayor was seen jumping for joy when he celebrated the opening a new kids’ park in Withycombe Raleigh. Cllr Steve Gazzard on Thursday morning was spotted trying out a trampoline installed at Redgates play area following £100,000 worth of improvements by the district council. East Devon District Council (EDDC) worked closely with Exmouth youngsters to design the new-look park. EDDC said it included all that was requested from the children. It said a castle and pirate theme makes the play area unique across the district. Some of the children now playing on the equipment can say that they helped…

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