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Exmouth Queen’s Drive play area will reopen within days, as will 11 other sites across Honiton, Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Beer and Ottery St Mary. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said because of the relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown, it will reopen the following play areas from Monday, July 13. Queen’s Drive play area, Exmouth Phear Park, Exmouth Redgates, Exmouth Allhallows, Honiton St Mark’s Road, Honiton North Street, Axminster Foxhill, Axminster Lime Kiln, Budleigh Salterton Stowford Rise, Sidmouth Manstone Recreation Ground, Sidmouth Jubilee, Beer Land of Canaan, Ottery St Mary In the coming weeks EDDC said it would assess its…

A man trapped under an 80-foot tree in woodland at Ottery St Mary on Monday evening was freed by members of the public and firefighters. Firefighters from Ottery St Mary were called to Holcombe Lane, in the town, at around 5.45pm, after the ambulance service reported a man was trapped beneath a tree and could not get himself out. The Ottery fire crew gave the man first aid until paramedics arrived and helped carry the casualty from the woods to the ambulance. A fire service spokesperson said: “Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from the ambulance…

Public skate parks and games areas across East Devon will reopen next week and children’s play zones are expected to follow this month. Skate parks in Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton and Seaton can be used from Monday, July 6, after they were closed at the end of March because of the coronavirus lockdown. Some 12 games areas across Exmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton will also welcome back the public from July 6. East Devon District Council (EDDC) announced the move today (Friday, July 3) adding it ‘anticipated’ reopening play parks on Monday, July 13, in Exmouth,…

Firefighters from Ottery St Mary and Exmouth tackled an accidental car blaze in West Hill yesterday evening (Sunday, June 28). Crews were called to West Hill Road at around 7.10pm and found the vehicle ‘well alight’. Several members of the public had raised the alarm. Firefighters donned breathing apparatus and used a hose-reel jet to extinguish the flames. The vehicle was damaged by the fire, the cause of the fire was accidental… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire Control received a number of calls reporting a vehicle on fire at the above location yesterday evening.…

An Ottery business rolled out the red carpet for a loyal customer who celebrated his 95th birthday by leaving home for the first time since lockdown began. Lionel Smith and wife Barbara were special guests at Otter Garden Centres and were welcomed with a banner, balloons, cake and a card. Green-fingered Lionel chose the garden centre in Gosford Road as his destination of choice to celebrate the big day and choose his presents. When they got to selecting plants, it was like watching two children in a sweetshop…And staff pulled out all the stops – within social distancing guidelines –…

District council chiefs have been urged to unlock £62,000 of East Devon clean-up cash and reopen more public toilets – or face a ‘public health issue’.  The authority’s cabinet has been told that people are relieving themselves outside locked loos and in bushes following a ‘significant’ increase in visitor numbers. People are relieving themselves outside of closed facilities and in bushes around our parks and beaches. If this persists or gets worse, it could create a public health issue…And a depleted workforce is struggling to empty overflowing bins and pick up litter, it has been warned. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC)…

New figures have shown coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in all but six of the wards in East Devon – with the highest numbers in Axminster, Seaton, Exmouth and Sidmouth. An updated interactive map has also revealed just one area of Exeter has avoided fatalities due to the virus. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and May 31, and were registered by June 6. In East Devon, statistics show there have been ten confirmed deaths in Axminster – five of which occurred in April and five in May. There have…

Ottery Town Council has made £10,000 available to help spruce up shop fronts as businesses prepare reopen after lockdown. Traders looking to improve the appearance of their premises have been encouraged to stake a claim for a slice of the cash. We would welcome applications from any shop or business in the town who are looking to improve the appearance of its premises… The authority hopes the money will give the town centre a boost in particular, but it is a parish-wide initiative. Businesses have until Sunday, June 14, to apply for a Shop Front Improvement Grant. “We would welcome…

Hours of patience resulted in wildlife photographer Rob Chidgey capturing these stunning shots of a beaver along the River Otter. Since lockdown Rob, from Exmouth, has been buoying spirits by sharing his scenic photos of East Devon to help those who are self-isolating because of the coronavirus. He said capturing these images of a beaver was one of his photography highpoints – after he had almost given up hope of seeing the creatures. Rob, who began his passion for photography five years ago, said previous attempts to photograph the River Otter beavers had fallen short of expectations. His latest attempt…

East Devon planning chiefs have given the go-ahead for a converted coach house in Alfington with views over the River Otter be used as a bed-and-breakfast. The district council’s Development Management Committee approved a bid for the property at Alfington House to  welcome guests as holiday accommodation. Previous planning permission granted in 2010 stated the Coach House could be used a small ‘dorm’ for  international students but not for commercial or business purposes. If Highways are that concerned about the safety of the junction then they should put a better speed limit on it – Cllr Olly DaveyApplicant Stuart Matthews asked…

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