Browsing: Exmouth

Cash from a £500,000 ‘fighting fund’ is to help tackle alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour on Exmouth seafront and in Exeter. Orcombe Point and the city’s quay and cathedral are among 20 locations that will benefit from funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. The extra money aims to make popular beauty spots safer and cleaner this summer with a surge of visitors expected from Saturday (July 4) as lockdown is eased further. It can be spent on street marshals, CCTV, volunteer schemes like street pastors, and the provision of temporary toilets. Booze-fuelled mass brawls on Exmouth beach…

Fire crews who tackled a blaze on Woodbury Common say it was ‘fortunate’ not to spread, prompting safety warnings to be issued. Crews from Sidmouth, Exmouth and Middlemoor fire stations tackled the blaze at Hawkerland on Monday, June 29, where a fire was reported by the roadside. Firefighters extinguished the blaze using high pressure hose reels, and covered flames with a blanket of compressed air foam. Crews tackling the blaze warned against taking disposable barbecues into the countryside or beach and urged people to discard of cigarettes and litter responsibly. A Sidmouth fire station spokesman said: “The fire was located…

Beach huts in East Devon will reopen from Saturday, July 4, in line with the Government’s relaxation of lockdown rules. The 417 iconic seafront structures in Beer, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth have been off-limits since March. Some 20 chalets in Exmouth, which can be used all-year-round, will also be made accessible again. The ability to sit by the seaside is an oft-overlooked pleasure and will allow us to return to some sense of normality whilst recognising – at all times – that the virus still exists – Cllr Paul HaywardThe district council will put up social distancing signs…

Solar panels fitted to a community hall in Exmouth will reduce the town’s carbon footprint, save money on electricity bills and generate an income. Exmouth Town Council, which owns the Gorfin Hall, in Claremont Lane, said the project followed on from last year when members declared a climate emergency and formed a Climate Change Task and Finish Forum to reduce the council’s carbon footprint, in a bid to tackle climate change. The roof-mounted solar panels are expected to generate an income, supplying electricity to the national grid. The hall, in Withycombe Raleigh, is estimated to save around £750 a year…

East Devon care teams are celebrating being named among the top 20 best home help services across the South West. Home Instead Senior Care (HISC), with offices in Budleigh Salterton, received top marks for its service by care review website homecare.co.uk. And Bluebird Care Exmouth said it was ‘excited’ to be recognised for the third year running. The HISC care service, supporting the elderly in their own homes, said it was the fifth successive year it had ranked and been recommended. Vanessa McGlade, HISC director, thanked the clients for leaving positive reviews of the service. She said: “We are incredibly…

Exmouth seafront is flying the flag in celebration of the VE Day 75th anniversary and the British Olympic team, thanks to a Union Jack made entirely from flowers. Members of Exmouth in Bloom planted the floral tribute once coronavirus lockdown restrictions were lifted, in honour of the VE and VJ 75th anniversary and British athletes who had been due to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, before events were cancelled amid COVID-19. Exmouth in Bloom, chosen to represent the South West in the 2020 national Britain in Bloom competition until it was cancelled due to the coronavirus, said members were…

A man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after ‘setting himself on fire’ in an accident with lighter fluid in Exmouth, say police. Emergency services were called to a blaze in a flat in Hartley Road on Friday morning (June 26) following reports of an explosion. A casualty aged in his 40s suffered serious burns. He has yet to be spoken to by investigating officers, and this matter will remain under investigation at this time… The cause of the incident remains under investigation, said Devon and Cornwall Police today (Monday, June 29). A force spokesperson added: “The…

Rare footage of pod of ‘show off’ dolphins was last week filmed by an Exmouth man and his partner when they jet-skied off Dawlish. Andrew Mann, 56, and his partner Anna Reichel, 45, spotted the pod of around 20 dolphins in the distance and took this video when the mammals turned to follow alongside the jet-ski for around half an hour. The couple, who were jet-skiing a mile off between Dawlish and Teignmouth when they were joined by the dolphins, said they had been amazed at the animals’ antics. Andrew, of Manchester Street, Exmouth, who controlled the jet-ski while Anna…

A man who died on the Exmouth coastline on Saturday morning (June 27) was aged in his 60s and from Exeter, police have confirmed. Emergency services were called to an area of beach between Sandy Bay and Rodney Bay shortly before 9am. A man was pulled from the sea but pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner – Devon and Cornwall PoliceThe operation involved coastguard teams from Exmouth and Beer, Exmouth RNLI, paramedics, police and the air ambulance. HM Coastguard’s rescue helicopter from St Athan…

Work on the £12million Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme has been paused for its summer break – with the project now two-thirds complete.  The Environment Agency (EA) has removed most of the construction areas from the town and the road along the seafront is now open. I am extremely proud of the team who have worked so hard to keep this vital work on track whilst adhering to government guidance on coronavirus…Once completed in 2021, the project will reduce the risk to more than 1,400 residential and 400 commercial properties. Construction  started in June 2019. A section around the Alexandra Terrace…

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