Browsing: Exmouth

East Devon has the best recycling rate in the county – and Exeter the worst – according to new figures. The district has been hailed as boasting ‘one of the most comprehensive waste collection services in England’. Annual statistics have revealed that 60 per cent of residents’ rubbish has been recycled – but the total has dropped half a per cent. East Devon now provides one of the most comprehensive waste collection services in England…And while Exeter recorded the highest increase in Devon of 1.7 per cent, its recycling rate of 27.8 per cent is the lowest in the county.…

Exmouth RNLI will stage a fireworks display on Friday, November 5, at the Imperial Recreation Ground. The lifesaving charity has announced the ‘bigger and better than ever’ spectacular will take place at 7.30pm. We are planning a great community event and all monies raised will go to Exmouth RNLI…Gates open at 5.30pm and last entry is at 7.15pm. Festivities will be ticketed and the maximum capacity is limited, organisers have warned. Louise Hockings-Thompson, co-ordinator of Exmouth RNLI’s events team said: “After a long period of difficult and frustrating times for all charities, we are very excited to at last be…

Aldi wants to open new supermarkets in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton, Axminster and Exeter in the next two years. The retail giant has today announced £1.3billion plans for 100 outlets across the UK which it hopes will be welcoming customers by 2023. It is now searching for freehold ‘town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development’ in the East Devon towns. Aldi bosses say the firm is on the lookout for plots big enough to accommodate a 20,000sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces. These will ‘preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access’. Aldi…

A huge music event organisers say is ‘expected to attract some of the UK’s hottest artists’ is coming to Exmouth next summer. ‘Live in Devon’ will take place at the Imperial Recreation Ground on three consecutive evenings on Friday, Saturday Sunday, September 2, 3 and 4, 2022. It is likely to attract more than 15,000 revellers over the course of the weekend and bring an economic boost to the town and East Devon. It will be a fantastic opportunity to see high-profile artists of international reputation staying and performing in East Devon… Headline artists will be announced ‘in the coming…

Soft plastics including clingfilm, biscuit wrappers and carrier bags can now be recycled at the Co-operative store in Exmouth.   The outlet in Exeter Road is one of 30 in the south of England to where special bins are being rolled out. It is hoped that the trial will enable customers to safely dispose of materials that cannot be recycled at home. We would urge all our customers and members to make use of these new recycling points…. Southern Co-op chief operating officer for retail Simon Eastwood said: “A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to reduce…

An affordable housing taskforce is to be created to combat a crisis affecting thousands of people in East Devon – with a ‘grim Christmas’ and rising homelessness predicted. The team of newly-hired staff is expected to cost around £500,000 over two years – with the cash coming from a district council underspend this financial year, writes Local Democracy Reporter Joe Ives. It comes after a report by Devon Home Choice highlighted that more than 2,650 households are in ‘housing need’ in East Devon – the third-highest number in the county. I believe it’s going to be a pretty grim Christmas…

Yarn bombers have decorated scores of post boxes in Exmouth with colourful knitted seaside scenes to raise funds for Hospiscare. Throughout October the creative and imaginative knitted post box toppers, all with the theme Beside the Sea, will be on display in 24 locations throughout Exmouth. A group of around 20 volunteers have knitted and crocheted the woolly designs, which can be found by following a map, available for a minimum donation of £1, in aid of Hospiscare. Claire Suttie, the Exmouth Mail Trail organiser, who has a history of yarn bombing post boxes, said people spotting the knitted toppers…

First-time London Marathon runners Tanya Robinson, from Exmouth, and Kelly Lawson, from Exeter, each completed the 26.2 miles in just over four hours, to raise vital funds for the Devon Freewheelers charity, based in Honiton. Exmouth resident Tanya, who is married to Devon Blood Bike volunteer Jim, secured a place to run the marathon in London, finishing the race in four hours and 58 minutes. Mum-of-three Kelly completed the virtual London Marathon in four hours and 44 minutes, forging her own route in Devon, which included beauty spots close to her heart, in memory of her dad. Tanya, aged 41,…

An abandoned kayak spotted floating upside down in the River Exe sparked a search of the area by Exmouth RNLI. The inshore lifeboat launched shortly before 6pm on Monday (October 4) and crew found the abandoned vessel shortly after. The unaccompanied boat was taken to safety by the inshore lifeboat crew, a spokesman for the RNLI said. The lifeboat crew stood down after the rescuers and Coastguard found no one in difficulty. A lifeboat spokesman said: “HM Coastguard tasked Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat to a report of an apparently abandoned kayak seen drifting upside down on the River Exe.” The…

A drifting out-of-control boat broken down in the River Exe was towed to safety by Exmouth RNLI. The inshore lifeboat launched at 2.30pm on Monday (September 27) to reports two people were onboard a stricken day boat, drifting off Starcross. The inshore lifeboat crew found the five-metre boat in shallow water and towed it to shore. A spokesman for Exmouth RNLI said the vessel was unable to make headway, and described as drifting southerly on the River Exe off Starcross, close to number 17 buoy. The spokesman said: “The inshore lifeboat volunteer crew launched immediately and made their way to…

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