Browsing: Ottery St Mary

Police have issued an appeal for help to find a 28-year-old man with links to Ottery Mary and East Devon who is wanted on recall to prison. Joshua Richards, originally convicted for burglary, is being sought by officers for breaching his licence conditions on release. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Numerous enquiries have been made by police to locate and arrest him. “Officers are now appealing to the public to report any sightings of Richards, who is described as white male, of average build. “He has short blond hair and is known to be clean shaven. “He has…

A decision on the fate of a proposed A30 service station and McDonald’s drive-thru near Ottery St Mary has been delayed until next year. Blueprints for the major development at Straightway Head junction, next to the Daisymount roundabout, failed to win over planning chiefs. The bid had been recommended for approval, but a debate yesterday (Tuesday) saw the scheme panned as and ‘eyesore’ and ‘a blot on the landscape’. I have grave concerns. They want to put a 24-hour McDonald’s there which will be an absolute magnet for local residents and not just for hungry travellers – Cllr Ollie DaveyEast…

Six prospective parliamentary candidates have been campaigning to be the next MP for East Devon ahead of the general election on Thursday December 12.  The constituency will have a new representative in the House of Commons for the first time in 18 years after long-standing Tory incumbent Sir Hugo Swire decided bot to stand this time around. All candidates were contacted a fortnight ago, either directly or through their political parties, to provide 150 – 200 words on who they are and why residents should vote for them. A total of 58 candidates are standing for a dozen seats across Devon.…

Firefighters believe a blaze which destroyed a vehicle near Ottery St Mary on Saturday morning was accidental. Crews from Ottery and Topsham were called to the A30 between the Daisymount and Patteson’s Cross junctions shortly before 11am on Saturday, November 30, after the fire service received ‘a number’ of calls reporting the vehicle blaze. When firefighters arrived, they confirmed a vehicle was well alight on the hard shoulder. Crews wore breathing apparatus while tackling the blaze and police and Highways helped with traffic so firefighters could work safely. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire engines…

A drink-driver who crashed his car into an Ottery church after a night out with mates has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 18 months. Haydn Banfield, 26, of The Signals, Feniton, admitted crashing into the Mill Street church while twice the legal drink-drive limit. Magistrates sitting at Exeter today, Tuesday, November 26, banned Banfield from driving for 18 months and slapped him with a fine. He was totally honest with the police and said he couldn’t remember getting into the car. From this he’s taken away lessons…The court heard how the self-employed plumber had been out drinking…

The Environment Agency (EA) has warned further flooding is possible in the Exmouth, Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary areas as heavy rain is forecast overnight (Sunday, November 24). The EA said it was ‘constantly’ monitoring river levels and warned the Rivers Otter and Sid would remain high and overnight flooding was possible because of Sunday’s expected rain, going into Monday morning. Residents are being warned to be prepared for possible overnight flooding. This afternoon the EA said it was constantly monitoring river levels and would issue further updates if the situation changed. An EA spokesperson said: “Over the last 24…

Plans for a ‘landmark’ service station featuring a McDonald’s drive-thru on the outskirts of Ottery St Mary look set to be given the green light.  The fast food giant has set its sights on the major development at Straightway Head Junction next to the Daisymount roundabout. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Development Management Committee will decide the fate of the bid on Tuesday, December 3. Officers have recommended it is approved. Proposals include: A petrol filling station with five pumps; A forecourt shop/sales building measuring 500sq m located in the centre of the site comprising a sales area, a hot food and…

Musicians helped make East Devon’s very-own night at the proms a fitting tribute to the event’s  inspirational late founder – as the event achieved his fundraising dream.  Classics Galore! was established by former Exeter policeman Dick Passmore and has been staged every two years since 2007 to boost FORCE Cancer Charity. The seventh concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall on Saturday was particularly poignant following Mr Passmore’s death earlier this year. The award-winning swcomms band from Lympstone and Ottery St Mary Choral Society helped make it an evening to remember with tears, tributes and plenty of rousing musical moments.…

As the UK marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Ottery St Mary stood in silent tribute to remember the town’s fallen. Ottery came together to mark Remembrance Sunday with prayers and the laying of wreaths at the parish church war memorial. At 11am, the town fell silent in tribute to the brave men and women who did not come home from war, and those killed in recent combat. Veterans stood shoulder-to-shoulder with dignitaries, members of the armed services and the young, as Ottery paid tribute to its fallen heroes. Standard bearers, local children, representatives of the armed forces, cadet…

Plans for a café, children’s play area, covered outdoor seating area and car park at an Ottery St Mary farm have been unveiled. The proposals for a wedge of 500-acre Knightstone Farm, off Sidmouth Road, also include a learning zone for youngsters and adults and a fresh milk vending machine. Blueprints say the scheme will ‘protect and enhance the business for generations to come’. It is felt that diversification in such a project would protect and enhance the business for generations to come…The scheme could create two full-time and two part-time jobs. Applicant David Lawrence, whose family has farmed the…

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