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SPECIAL REPORT: £12million, 1,800 properties, three sites and key dates – everything you need to know about the Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme Work is under way on a £12million project to protect 1,800 Exmouth properties from flooding. The Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme will slash the flood risk in the town to just half-a-per cent in any year – with the protective measures lasting until 2045. The Environment Agency (EA) is working in partnership with East Devon District Council (EDDC) to deliver the scheme. It will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to more than 1,400 residential and 400 commercial properties.…

‘Brash’ proposals for pink neon signs on an Italian restaurant in Exmouth town centre have been rejected – because they could pose a traffic danger. The material and the colours of the signs are brash and may distract drivers in an area of a busy pedestrian crossing and a roundabout, and therefore create a hazard to traffic safety… Planning chiefs took a dim view of the illuminated items at Prezzo, in The Strand, over fears they could distract drivers near a busy pedestrian crossing. A bid to brush up the eatery’s frontage with a pair of lit-up ‘Pasta Pizza Vino’…

It’s official – East Devon beaches are among the best in the country, with four winning prestigious awards from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. A coveted Blue Flag, along with a Seaside Award, has been presented to Exmouth. Sidmouth Town Beach wins a Seaside Award and non-bathing awards have been given to both Budleigh Salterton and Seaton. Just 208 awards have been handed out nationally this year and only 71 were Blue Flags. Cllr Geoff Jung, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “The Blue Flag Awards for our beaches in East Devon demonstrates that East Devon District Council through their…

A bid to change the face of a busy junction on Exmouth seafront has been revealed as part of a £12million scheme to protect the town from flooding. The new design is intended to rationalise the junction and improve public safety by reducing the number of road accesses onto the Esplanade and improving the public open space at the seafront…Detailed plans to transform the intersection between Alexandra Terrace and the Esplanade and install flood walls and gates were submitted to the district council on Friday (May 31). Applicant the Environment Agency says the bid – part of the Exmouth Tidal…

Exmouth Tigers Disability Football Club celebrates its best season so far for men’s and ladies’ sides A football club giving disabled players a shot at sporting glory is going from strength to strength after landing a league title and promotion.   Exmouth Tigers Disability Five-a-Side Football Club boasts a burgeoning men’s team and a ladies’ side which recently landed its first-ever victory. The initial idea to form the club came from a four-strong group of young disabled men in 2015. Without doubt, this latest season has been their best so far….Since those humble beginnings, and, in the space of just…

Plans for a noodle bar in Exmouth town centre have been given the go-ahead. An eatery and takeaway can now open at 13-15 The Parade after a bid for a change of use at the former hairdresser’s was successful. In order to maintain a vibrant offer within the towns, a range of other uses are needed to attract visitorsThe proposal, which also asked to install a kitchen extraction ventilation system to the rear of the property, was granted planning permission by East Devon District Council (EDDC). The currently vacant premises can now be transformed into a 30-seat restaurant and takeaway.…

Exmouth RNLI raised more than £700 thanks to Budleigh Salterton Gala Week visitors. Sea safety charity volunteers held a coffee morning during the annual week of family fun, which raised more than £600 for Exmouth RNLI. Plants donated by Kings Garden Centre, Greenfingers Garden Centre, both in Exmouth, St Bridget Nurseries, and RNLI supporters, raised an extra £140 for the charity. The coffee morning coincided with the national launch of RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign; Exmouth RNLI’s community team invited visitors to browse the stalls of crafts, plants, books, bric-a-brac and cakes. Pat Atkinson, who jointly organised the event, said:…

Exeter University students learn sea safety skills Students from Exeter University presented Exmouth RNLI with £150 after learning about water safety. Exmouth RNLI lifeguards highlighted dangers at sea and in the water with students from Exeter University’s Wilderness Medicine Society; a group that promotes medical care knowledge and skills needed in difficult or emergency conditions. Students were challenged to take part in sea-safety related exercises in wet weather. Stefan Hudson, president of the society, said: “It was a very worthwhile and interesting visit and the various exercises we took part in were very enlightening. “It made us all aware of…

Exmouth Marina staff, residents and the RNLI back new sailor sea safety signs New signs championing sea safety at Exmouth Marina are a tribute from a RNLI volunteer to an avid sailor. Dave Littlefield, Exmouth RNLI community safety officer, funded four signs in memory of his parents-in-law to highlight sea safety and the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign. The new signs, on the marina swing bridge, were backed by Exmouth Marina staff and residents; they carry the RNLI logo, remind sailors to wear a lifejacket, kill cord and suitable clothing. Dave said: “I wanted to give local boat users a…

Man taken to hospital after car hits trees and lamp post A teenager was cut from a car and taken to hospital after a vehicle hit trees and a lamp post in Exmouth in the early hours of the morning. Police were called to Southern Road, near Marine Way, at around 2.30am on Monday, May 27, after a VW Golf left the road on the A376. Devon and Cornwall Police said a 19-year-old Exmouth man suffering serious injuries was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Firefighters from Exmouth cut the man free and he was taken to hospital…

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