Browsing: Exmouth

Two generations of Exmouth RNLI crew have been thanked by the same family for their rescue skills some 26 years apart. Janet Dawkins, from Bristol, recently thanked inshore lifeboat helm Henry Mock for his help rescuing her when she dislocated her hip at Easter, sitting on a rock at Dawlish Warren; the praise came 26 years after Janet’s partner, Nick Clayton, was rescued by Henry’s father – retired Exmouth RNLI coxswain, Tim Mock. Nick was rescued in 1993 by Exmouth lifeboat Brede class Caroline Finch. I discovered that helm, Henry Mock’s father, Tim, was on that service, so I could…

Boy racers are being warned to stay away from Exmouth in a police crackdown on speeding. The message comes from Exmouth’s police team as officers announce their summer campaign to cut car speed in the town. Officers said boy racers coming to Exmouth will face extra scrutiny by police over vehicle safety and will prosecute anyone found with illegal modifications. Police speed checks have been planned throughout the summer at various known Exmouth hot spots. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The warmer weather will inevitably attract youngsters to the seafront along with their vehicles and some of their…

William Hill which owns betting shops in Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth and Seaton has announced plans to close 700 licensed betting offices. The company says the closures could put 4,500 jobs at risk nationwide. It has entered into a consultation process with staff and the location of under-threat shops has not been revealed. In a statement, a spokesperson for William Hill said: “This follows the Government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake on B2 gaming products to £2 on 1 April 2019. “Since then the company has seen a significant fall in gaming machine revenues, in line with the guidance given…

Multiple calls were made to the fire service about a car on fire in Withycombe Raleigh. Firefighters from Exmouth responded to Rolle Villas shortly after 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 3, where it was confirmed the vehicle was well alight. The crew wore breathing apparatus while tackling the blaze. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire was accidental.

Firefighters made a teatime call to a pensioner’s flat in Withycombe Raleigh to put out a microwave fire. The Exmouth crew responded to sheltered home, Dening Court, in Withycombe Village Road, shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, July 3, after the fire service was alerted to the fire by a pensioner careline. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “A careline called to say an alarm was sounding. “The crew found a fire in the microwave involving food. “The fire was quickly extinguished and the heavily smoke-logged flat ventilated naturally.”

Plans for a temporary car park for 50 vehicles on Exmouth seafront – panned as ‘unjustified, unnecessary and unhelpful’ – look set to be given the go-ahead. East Devon District Council (EDDC) wants to create the overflow facility off Queen’s Drive – and keep it in place for three years. The authority’s development management committee will decide on the proposals next Tuesday (July 9). Officers have recommended they are approved. The site, once part of the former seafront amusement park, has now been cleared and is being used as a compound for other works in the area. A watersports centre…

A teenager on an inflatable dinghy seen struggling to reach the shore at Exmouth on Sunday evening was rescued by the RNLI. Exmouth RNLI volunteers had returned from towing a 26-foot yacht with four people onboard back to the marina when they spotted an inflatable boat ‘making no progress’ against an outgoing, ebb tide, and offshore breeze. Toy boats are not designed for sea and tidal water.”An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said: “The teenager was wearing only swimming trunks, with no means of communication.” The crew self-launched shortly before 6.30pm after keeping watch for 15 minutes, helping before the teenage found…

Exmouth Pavilion has announced a summer of free open-air entertainment for all in its seafront gardens. If the weather is poor, the events will move inside into the main hall. Because the premises is licensed, alcohol cannot be taken along but must be bought from The Pavilion. Free events 2019: Saturday, July 20 – Cider Festival (The Viewers, the 5.15 and Vinyl Avengers) – MOD Day. Sunday, July 21 – Cider Festival (Slyde, Rock the Night and DJLee) – ROCKERS Day. Saturday, July 27 – H.M Royal Marines Concert Band. Saturday, August 3 – Delta 88, Steve Brookes and DJ…

Firefighters were called to Exmouth town centre on Sunday afternoon, June 30, after smoke was seen in the communal hallway of a shop. Crews from Exmouth, Topsham, Middlemoor and an aerial appliance team from Danes Castle, Exeter, tackled a fire in an electrical cupboard at a retail property in The Strand shortly after 4pm. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the property was damaged by smoke, and the cupboard by fire. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus, used carbon dioxide extinguishers to extinguish the flames, and thermal imaging cameras to check the area was fire-free.

School staff have been compelled to dog poo pick on East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths before they can safely take the kids to visit. A professional dogwalker championing responsible ownership revealed how kids’ health is being compromised by lazy owners failing to pick up after their pets. Staff that lead school activities on the heaths told me they go and pick up dog waste before the kids play there – no one should have to do this.Cassie Bulger, 46, who runs a dog walking and equine care business, Pets Outdoors, said owners using the Pebblebed Heaths and Woodbury Common to exercise…