Browsing: Exmouth

Street marshals will help tackle bad behaviour in Exmouth this summer after the town was awarded £10,000 of funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  The cash boost is to support an East Devon District Council (EDDC) crackdown in antisocial antics by young people. It will pay for marshalls to patrol the beach and the town centre. Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Alison Hernandez said: “I’m aware some of our community are nervous about the spread of Covid during the unlock and may be too afraid to enjoy our beautiful towns, cities…

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime have confirmed TV Legend and all-round good fox, BASIL BRUSH, will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror, alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The Wicked Queen and Exeter’s own Sam Emmerson as The Prince. We cannot wait to get back to Exmouth and bring fun and laughter to our amazing audiences, Basil Brush is a great addition to our show… Producer Kevin Brown says “It’s going to be…

Guardians of the coast in Exmouth have issued a red flag warning over swimmers and inflatables venturing into a danger area of beach branded ‘a recipe for disaster’. National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) volunteers in the town are urging seafront visitors to ‘read the signs and take note of the hazards’. Their message has been prompted by an increasing number of people taking to the sea in front of the charity’s lookout on Queen’s Drive. I was alarmed and very concerned at the amount of people ignoring the red flags and both swimming and allowing young children to use inflatables in this area……

A barely-conscious sailor suffering from heatstroke and dehydration on board a broken-down boat drifting off Exmouth was rescued by the RNLI. The town’s inshore lifeboat was launched an its crew and found the casualty, whose vessel had engine failure, needed ‘very urgent medical attention’. The incident happened in scorching conditions at around 4.25pm on Saturday, July 17. It became clear the individual required very urgent medical attention…An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said it was alerted to a report of a lone individual in distress on board a RIB [rigid inflatable boat] with at Littleham Cove. “The occupant of the boat had…

A man and his dog had to be rescued from a bog at Woodbury on Friday afternoon (July 16). Firefighters from Exmouth were among emergency services called to the scene at around 2pm. The crew donned water rescue gear and used wading poles to help the stricken person and his four-legged friend to safety. Crews used water rescue personal protective clothing and wading poles to escort the casualty to dry land… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The fire service were called to assist other agencies with rescuing a male casualty and his dog from a…

Devon Freewheelers volunteers have been in Exmouth giving away free face masks and highlighting the work of the charity. The Devon Blood Bikes volunteers donated face masks to schools in the town, for staff and students to wear. Russell Roe, Devon Freewheelers Deputy CEO, based in Honiton, said the younger children had been keen to learn more about the charity, its volunteers and the work of the Devon Blood Bikes. He said the pupils and students could be Devon Freewheelers volunteers of the future. He said any school, playgroup, organisation or club keen for a visit from the Devon Freewheelers…

‘You could be crushed or suffocated’ that is the stark warning from Exmouth firefighters warning against digging giant holes after spotting this huge pit recently left on the beach. The town’s firefighters are urging visitors to Exmouth beach not to dig deep holes, calling them a ‘massive risk’ to the public. HM Coastguard said the deep pits in the sand were ‘potential death traps’ and could prove ‘lethal’. The emergency services said those digging giant holes could be risking their lives if the sand pit collapsed with them inside. It could take the rescuers hours to dig out a casualty…

Two people and a dog trapped by the tide had to be rescued by Exmouth RNLI. The stricken duo and their four-legged friend called for help after getting stranded between Orcombe Point and Sandy Bay. Exmouth’s inshore lifeboat was launched at around 6.30pm on Saturday, July 10, after being alerted by the coastguard. The casualties were safely put ashore….none suffered any injuries or required medical attention… Helm Roy Stott and volunteer crew James Searle and Ed Thomas and quickly made their way to the scene. “They made contact with the casualties and took them on board the lifeboat,” said and…

Children’s Hospice South West charity shops in Exeter, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton and Sidmouth have issued an urgent appeal for donations of summer clothing. The outlets have experienced a surge in demand for good-quality second-hand clothing since reopening in April and are asking people to consider donating any unwanted items. Sidmouth shop manager Emma-Louise Lee said: “We have been very busy since the easing of lockdown and, while we have a great choice in store right now, we know we are going to need more summer clothing to meet the demand of the next few weeks. “We think that because…

A spate of vandalism to car wing mirrors in Exmouth has prompted police to appeal for witnesses and information. Police said car wing mirrors were damaged under the cover of darkness on Friday, July 2, while the vehicles were parked in Pound Lane, in Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth. Officers are keen to hear from anyone with CCTV footage from the area, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in Pound Lane at the time of the vandalism. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of criminal…

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