Browsing: Exmouth

A windsurfer in danger of being blown out to sea off Orcombe Point was rescued by Exmouth Beach Rescue Club who abandoned training to help. A 39-year-old man from Torquay was yesterday, Sunday, spotted in difficulty off Orcombe Point, unable to reach shore in heavy seas and strong westerly wind. Nigel Snowshall, Exmouth Beach Rescue Club spokesman, said a few more minutes and the man may have been carried too far out to have been seen. He urged anyone taking to the water to have adequate safety equipment to raise the alarm in an emergency. Mr Snowshall said conditions had…

An Exmouth church hoping to halt vandalism, abuse of volunteers, and drug-dealing in its grounds has been given the go-ahead to install CCTV cameras. District council planning chiefs approved the scheme at Holy Trinity Church, in Rolle Road, as it was seen as ‘a necessary security measure’. Seven cameras will cover the interior and exterior of the holy landmark. The bid had previously won the backing of town representatives – who said there had been ‘some quite nasty incidents’ at the venue. Granting the application permission under delegated powers, an East Devon District Council (EDDC) officer said: “The position and…

Schoolchildren in Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth have urged the Government to stop scuppering their efforts to ditch single-use plastics by sending them fruit and vegetables wrapped in the stuff.  Youngsters have created a video urging Whitehall chiefs to scrap the environmentally-harmful packaging and boxes the healthy snacks are transported in. The near two-minute creation – led by St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh – has been viewed ore than 1,000 times on Youtube. Youngsters and teachers were joined in sending the ‘single-use is no use’ message by pupils and staff from Exmouth’s Exeter Road Community Primary School,  Beacon Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic…

A Wilmington schoolboy’s 5k sponsored swim for the RNLI earned him round of applause and a certificate when the Exmouth crew learned of his efforts. Aubrey Green, aged 11, from Wilmington, near Axmister, set himself the swim challenge so the sea safety charity can continue to save lives. The keen swimmer, who is also a junior lifeguard, completed his challenge in January at the Flamingo Pool in Axminster, swimming 5k in two hours and 23 minutes. The youngster set up an online JustGiving page, so people could sponsor his efforts, then made some artwork, thanking those who gave money. Aubrey…

Firefighters were called to a home in Exmouth on Thursday night to put out a blaze in a cooker. Crews from Exmouth arrived at Stevenstone Road, off Salterton Road, shortly after 7.30pm, on February 20, where they found the oven on fire. Firefighters extinguished the flames, checked the oven for any fire spread and ventilated the home. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “On arrival the incident commander confirmed a fire confined to the cooker involving cooking debris. “Crews got to work ventilating the property using one positive pressure ventilation fan and a thermal imaging camera…

Praise has been heaped on the emergency services and staff at Withycombe Primary School by a mum whose son’s knee was stuck in a tree. Kimberley Telford’s son Olly, aged five, was last week playing with friends before school started in Exmouth when his knee and thigh got wedged into a forked tree trunk. The youngster was freed by Budleigh Salterton firefighters who devised a plan to lever the tree away, freeing Olly’s leg. His mum said her son was left with no lasting injuries other than bruising to his knee and lower leg. Olly’s mum, Kimberley, of Pines Road,…

Police searching for a missing teenager from Exmouth say the boy has been found safe and well. Devon and Cornwall Police launched an appeal to find the 16-year-old after he went missing from Exmouth on Tuesday, February 18. A police spokesperson said the search was called off after the teenager was ‘located safe and well’. Exmouth OAP parked mobility scooter in her bathroom and had to use neighbour’s shower during two-year council battle for safe storage

Pensioners keeping mobility scooters in council flats in Exmouth for two years in a battle over parking are frightened they will die if the vehicles catch fire. Residents of Dray Court, in Rolle Road, have spoken out about their ongoing frustration over the district council’s refusal to give them undercover storage outside where they can safely park their scooters. Money has been offered to part-pay for permanent outdoor storage, but East Devon District Council (EDDC) denies any knowledge of the financial aid. For the last two years pensioners have obeyed written council advice to keep mobility scooters inside their homes…

An international artist is helping to put a suicide bereavement charity’s first-ever shop on the map – with a specially-created design celebrating Exmouth. Julia Gash, who crafts eye-catching illustrations of places around the world, has added the town to her collection in support of Pete’s Dragons. Her unique piece of work will be used on a range of items – such as bags and mugs – sold at the cause’s Retail Therapy outlet. It’s been a privilege to collaborate with Pete’s Dragons on creating a product range which helps people to connect with somewhere they love and, in doing so,…

Heavy rain and high river levels have seen Storm Dennis flood warnings and alerts issued across East Devon and Exeter this morning (Sunday, February 16). A number of roads have been shut by the wild weather in places such as Sidmouth, Exmouth and the city. Devon and Cornwall Police said earlier today that Maer Lane in Littleham, Exmouth, was closed both ways between The Clinton Arms and Exmouth Beach Rescue Club. Highways bosses also said The Bowd to Station Road in Sidmouth was shut due to flooding. Dunsford Hill in Exeter, near Exonia Park, is also closed due to fallen trees…

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