Browsing: Exmouth

Police want to hear from diners who witnessed a schoolboy get punched in the face at Exmouth’s drive-thru McDonalds restaurant. The 15-year-old boy from Exmouth was left with swelling to his face and a black eye after he was repeatedly punched in the face by a teenage boy, in what police are calling a one-on-one attack. Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the fight, or saw a gang of youths gathered outside the restaurant at the time of the attack. Devon and Cornwall Police said the teenager was attacked at 7.10pm on Tuesday, August 13, at the Liverton…

Exmouth’s RNLI lifeboat weekend was hailed a success, raising more than £2,000 for the charity. Live music and sea safety rubbed shoulders as the Maer Rocks Festival and Exmouth RNLI open day attracted crowds keen to support the work of  the lifeboat crew. All the RNLI volunteers were overwhelmed with the generosity shown towards the RNLI over the weekend.Exmouth RNLI said the festival was a way of thanking the town for supporting the sea safety charity and its volunteers. Charlie Allen, Exmouth RNLI crew volunteer, who organised Maer Rocks Festival, said: “Thanks to a huge team effort from both RNLI…

A proposed 35-apartment complex in the centre of Exmouth – that would see pubs and a play zone demolished – has been panned as a ‘blot on the landscape’. Town representatives last night blasted the mooted St Andrews Road development as ‘massive’, ‘unbelievable’ and ‘overdevelopment’ – and told district council decision makers to turn it down. Stag Inns (Exmouth) Ltd wants to replace Sam’s Funhouse, The Bank and Number 9 Sports Bar with homes, a restaurant and a café. Part of this is five storeys high. This is massive – it’s going to completely dominate that part of the world…

An Exmouth school’s plan for a purpose-built education hub for children with social, emotional and health needs has been hailed as ‘essential’ by town representatives. Civic leaders were so impressed with Marpool Primary School’s proposed scheme they proclaimed last night: “It would be an absolute disgrace if we turned it down.” The Moorfield Road school has asked for permission to construct an 580sq m building on part of its grounds currently ‘overgrown with brambles’. If we turn this down, we are doing a disservice to the public of Exmouth and their children – Cllr Brian BaileyHeadteacher Rachel Pattison says the…

Plans for a new care home in Exmouth have been slammed by town councillors – because the scheme is ‘in the wrong place’. Concerns over a lack of parking and its location on a busy street were also raised when proposals for a change of use at 63 Exeter Road were debated last night. Kahanah Care is seeking permission to use the house and its annex as a nine-bed residential care home. The firm already runs the Miramar home in the same road. It is totally the wrong place for a residential care home – Cllr Fred CaygillExmouth Town Council’s…

Efforts to repair Exmouth’s seafront clock tower have proved a ‘struggle’ to find anyone to fix the niche building. Weeks spent trying to pinpoint an architect or surveyor willing to take on the task of maintenance work has ended with Exmouth Town Council identifying a specialist architect to assess the Jubilee Tower. Until now, repair work to the clock tower looked unlikely because of difficulties finding someone qualified to work on the small listed building. Exmouth Town Council said a specialist survey on the seafront structure can now take place after councillors agreed to fund the report. Some six architects…

Exmouth’s young life savers have been celebrated with top awards from St John Ambulance. Bassetts Farm Primary School pupils Lottie Blundell, Kaitlyn Hardy and Dylan Wesley were presented with Super Badger awards; the highest honour for St John Ambulance young volunteers aged seven to 10. St John cadets Victoria Lee, an Exmouth Community College student, and Lucy Rose, a student at Torquay Grammar for Girls, achieved their BTEC Level 2 Peer Education, which allows them to share their first aid skills and train young people in how to save lives; the girls have already been teaching local Scouts and Beavers.…

Detectives are investigating an incident of grievous bodily harm in Exmouth which happened in broad daylight at 12.30pm on Tuesday, August 13. The victim and his partner were driving from Dukes Crescent onto Prince of Wales Drive, Brixington, when they  crossed paths with three teenage boys. This group became abusive to the victim before one punched him in the face through the open car window, say police. This was an unprovoked assault in a residential area in broad daylight. The offenders attacked the victim as he waited to pull out of a junction after walking deliberately slowly in front of…

An urgent SOS – Save Our Station – to fight for your full-time fire service before it is too late is the battle cry to Exmouth from its community champions. An arson attack in Littleham has prompted its Conservative councillors to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and speak out in support of protecting the town’s 24-hour fire service. Councillors Bruce de Saram, Christine Channon, John Humphreys and Joy Whipps are urging Exmouth residents to make their voices heard and take part in Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s (DSFRS) cost-cutting consultation before it is too late. Councillor Bruce de Saram said the…

Exmouth Community College students have been praised for their hard work, determination and grit in achieving ‘stunning’ A-level results. Students and staff are celebrating achieving 33 per cent A-star to B grades, with 69 per cent of all grades being A-C. Some 96 per cent of students passed all their examinations (A-star-E). The college said at least 76 students have confirmed places at university, with almost a quarter securing places within the Russell Group. As a college we are very proud of all of them and would like to take this opportunity to thank them and the staff for all…

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