Browsing: Exmouth

Exeter and Exmouth have been revealed as Devon’s top two parking ticket hot-spots – but there has been a dramatic drop in the number of fines dished out.  The coronavirus pandemic has seen the quantity of penalty notices issued across the county fall by 40 per cent this year. April’s total was just 10 per cent of the corresponding month in 2019 and May’s was 30 per cent. Every month of the pandemic up to October has seen significantly fewer tickets issued this year when compared to the previous 12 months. On-street parking enforcement on most roads in Devon was…

Exmouth RNLI is keen to recruit a volunteer shop manager willing to donate their time to help raise funds for the lifeboats. The sea safety charity is seeking an enthusiastic, organised person, with excellent communications skills, for the volunteer role, based at the Queen’s Drive lifeboat station. The shop currently has 44 volunteers, opens seven days a week, and is considered by the national charity as one of its ‘top shops’. An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said a background in retail was not essential. The new recruit will work with the deputy shop manager and other volunteers. The spokesman said: “For…

A further 244 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in East Devon in the past week – with ‘clusters’ remaining in all but one of the district’s wards. Nineteen areas – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid infections. The highest numbers are in Exmouth Brixington (23), Exmouth Littleham (19) and Ottery and West Hill (18). In fact, Exmouth’s six wards are in the district’s top seven areas for current infections. Axminster is the only part of East Devon where there is not a ‘cluster’. The new cases…

Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant on Exmouth seafront in March next year.    The chef’s new venture, part of the Sideshore development, will boast a casual bar on its ground-floor and a ‘destination’ eatery above. It will sit alongside a Café Patisserie Glacerie serving artisan pastries and ice-creams. The first-floor restaurant will feature booth seating and an outdoor terrace with retractable glass canopy. Resident weekend DJs and cocktails will be an attraction at the bar below, with the rough-stone ‘statement’ space also offering family- and dog-friendly areas and food to eat in or…

A trio of dangerous boat wrecks were cleared from the Exe Estuary in a single day this week.  Harbour patrollers are working to rid the waterway of the hazardous and potentially environmentally-damaging old vessels. Abandoned boats can be a hazard to navigation, often sinking below the water level – Harbourmaster Grahame ForshawAnd a plea has been issued for boat owners not to abandon them in the estuary. Three of the crumbling vessels were removed from the waterway on Tuesday. Harbourmaster Grahame Forshaw said: “As with other harbours across the country, we have an issue with abandoned boats. “Unfortunately people strip the…

Police swooped on reports of a ‘disturbance’ at a flat in Exmouth town centre to find six men breaking lockdown rules. The group were dispersed from the home in The Strand after officers were called at 2pm on Thursday (November 19). Officers arrived to find six men in breach of social distancing rules. They left when ordered to leave by officers…A force spokesperson said: “Police were called to a flat on The Strand, Exmouth, at around 2pm yesterday, Thursday, November 19, with a report of a disturbance. “Officers arrived to find six men in breach of social distancing rules. “They left…

A dog in difficulty in the River Exe prompted a callout for Exmouth RNLI and coastguard rescuers on Wednesday (November 18). The town’s inshore lifeboat was launched at around 12.30pm after fears were raised for the struggling cocker spaniel. Concern was also expressed that the aninal’s owners were trying to enter the water between Lympstone and the Lower Halsdon Farm area. The pet was rescued by Exmouth Coastguard and was uninjured. An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said: “The crew discovered the dog that was in shallow water and were able to advise the owner not to attempt to rescue the animal.…

Reports that a fully-clothed man had walked into the sea at Exmouth on Tuesday night (November 17) sparked a search by the emergency services. The police helicopter, Exmouth Coastguard and RNLI crews from Exmouth and Teignmouth searched the water and shoreline after a man was said to have walked into the sea near the clocktower. Police said further sightings reported a man was wearing a wetsuit, who returned to shore later. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “A report came in about 8.30pm of a fully-clothed man walking into the sea; two further reports were of a man in…

Exmouth RNLI volunteers were tasked to help a trapped dog that fell from a cliff at Dawlish. The inshore lifeboat launched on Tuesday morning (November 17) to a report a dog had fallen off Red Rock and was trapped on a ledge. The uninjured pet was successfully rescued and reunited it with its owner. An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was assigned by HM Coastguard to a report that a dog had fallen near Red Rock, Dawlish, and was trapped on a ledge. “The lifeboat made its way to the scene of the incident. There it was…

An Exmouth town centre convenience store has been sold to a buyer based in London who plans to extend its opening hours. The Premier store, in Rolle Street, was sold through agent Christie & Co by its retiring owners. The agents said the store – a former bank retaining much of its previous character – was bought by ‘an experienced private buyer’, based in London, who has also ‘secured’ another store locally and ‘intends’ to buy several more shops across South West. A spokesperson for the agents said: “His growth plans for the business include extending the store opening hours…

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