Browsing: Sidmouth

Councillors have urged highways chiefs to take urgent to improve road safety on Four Elms Hill between Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford – blasting recent work ‘a cock-up’. A scheme on the busy stretch of the A3052 was panned as ‘half-baked’ when discussed at meeting of the East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC). Talks heard accusations Devon County Council (DCC) had failed to paint effective double white lines in the area. To my mind – put simply – this is a cock-up; it’s a mistake and it needs to be rectified now…The move should have aimed to prevent vehicles from…

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime have confirmed TV Legend and all-round good fox, BASIL BRUSH, will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror, alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The Wicked Queen and Exeter’s own Sam Emmerson as The Prince. We cannot wait to get back to Exmouth and bring fun and laughter to our amazing audiences, Basil Brush is a great addition to our show… Producer Kevin Brown says “It’s going to be…

The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth is gearing up to host East Devon’s Creative Cabin next month, with free hands-on activities and the chance to learn about bats and wildlife. The mobile creative space will be at the animal sanctuary on Monday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 10, offering ‘completely batty’ activities to learn more about the grey long-haired bat. Activities include making flying bat models, masks and wildflowers seed bombs, to attract bees into gardens at home. The Creative Cabin’s free drop-in activities run from 11am until 3pm and follow Covid-safe guidelines. Visitors can also join in the bat discovery…

Cotton Traders is making final preparations ahead of the opening of its latest store in Sidmouth.  The British fashion brand is to launch its newest outlet in Fore Street on Saturday, July 24. It will create five new jobs in the seaside East Devon town, including store manager Sherrie Carter. With a great customer base already established – we can’t wait to officially open the doors to the public… The new branch will be one of more than 90 Cotton Traders stores across the country. CEO Nick Hamblin said: “We’re delighted to open the doors in Sidmouth and welcome the local community to…

The Red Arrows, Spitfires, Lynx helicopters, an RAF Dakota, and biplane aerobatics have been confirmed to appear at this year’s Sidmouth Airshow. The air display, on Friday, August 27, will begin at 5.30pm with the Royal Navy’s solo wildcat helicopter display team, and Sidmouth is ‘lucky enough’ to be one of ‘a handful’ of events where they will appear in 2021. Returning to fly over the town after a two-year absence, is the Red Arrows display team, while performing in Sidmouth for the first time is Rich Goodwin with his ‘high energy muscle aerobatics’. Councillor Ian Barlow, Sidmouth Town Council…

Children’s Hospice South West charity shops in Exeter, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton and Sidmouth have issued an urgent appeal for donations of summer clothing. The outlets have experienced a surge in demand for good-quality second-hand clothing since reopening in April and are asking people to consider donating any unwanted items. Sidmouth shop manager Emma-Louise Lee said: “We have been very busy since the easing of lockdown and, while we have a great choice in store right now, we know we are going to need more summer clothing to meet the demand of the next few weeks. “We think that because…

Vicarage Road in Sidmouth will be closed for three days from Tuesday, June 29, while patching work takes place. Work on the A375 will ensure that the road ‘continues to be safe’ until a major resurfacing scheme takes place in 2022. Unfortunately, there may well be some inconvenience caused by these works for which we apologise…The road will be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Tuesday, June 29, to Thursday, July 1. The patching work is on a 500-metre section of the road from the Vicarage Road and All Saints Road roundabout to Brewery Lane. A signed diversion route will…

Sidford householders are being asked for their views on the proposed introduction of residents’ parking restrictions.  A second round of consultation has been launched by Devon County Council (DCC) over the mooted changes. It follows concerns previously being raised over on-street parking in the area, writes Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Clark. An initial consultation in June 2018 showed some support for the introduction of residents’ parking in areas of Sidford. It was then decided at the East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee in December that year the council would run a separate bid to better understand the views of residents.…

Beer Coastguard and Sidmouth Lifeboat rescuers battled darkness and treacherous conditions to reach a woman with a suspected broken ankle on a remote part of the East Devon coast. Both emergency services got a late-night callout to Littlecombe Shoot, near Branscombe, on Monday, June 21, where the casualty was staying in a seafront cabin. The Beer Coastguard team was called just after 11pm and carried the injured woman on a stretcher some 450 metres along the beach. A spokesperson said: “we were tasked to a lady with a suspected broken and dislocated ankle at Littlecombe Shoot. “The casualty was staying…

A visitor attraction on Sidmouth seafront will become a café and sandwich takeaway if a planning application is successful. Proposals for the Jurassic Coast Interpretation Centre at The Arches will see the glass-fronted space instead used to offer up light lunches and ice creams. Town councillors made the ‘prime site’ premises on The Esplanade available for lease earlier this year and invited commercial and community-based bids. The proprietors are young local people who have already had a positive impact on the town with another similar attractive and successful business…Applicant Dan Lakeman, who already runs The Bagel Shop in Cross Lane,…

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