Browsing: Newton Poppleford

An evening blaze in a field of cut hay in Newton Poppleford was tackled ‘promptly’ by East Devon firefighters. Crews from Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth were called to Newton Poppleford, near Sidmouth, East Devon, on Wednesday evening (June 16) where they used water stored on the fire engines to extinguish the blaze and stop it from spreading. Firefighters quickly got the blaze under control in a bid to save the remaining cut hay. The crews used a continuous flow of water to douse the flames and made a fire break to protect the remaining area of field. An Ottery…

A trapped casualty rescued by firefighters was taken to hospital by ambulance after three vehicles crashed near an East Devon village on Sunday (June 12). East Devon firefighters from Exmouth, Sidmouth and Middlemoor, in Exeter, were called to Four Elms Hill, near Newton Poppleford, at 12.10pm, where they found a three-vehicle crash and one person trapped. Crews used specialist cutting equipment to free the casualty, who was taken to hospital by land ambulance. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “Fire control received a call from police requesting our attendance at an RTC involving three vehicles…

Across East Devon people are catching their breath today after four fabulous days of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne. As these photos show, street parties, family fun, big lunches, live music, games, scarecrow competitions, a host of entertainment for all ages – and not forgetting so much laughter, love and goodwill – came from across the towns and villages of East Devon as we joined the rest of the country in showing our appreciation of Her Majesty as thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of service and duty. Scores of street parties were…

Police are appealing for information after a woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash near an East Devon village. The emergency services were called to reports a car had crashed at the Four Elms Hill, on the A3052 near Newton Poppleford, East Devon, shortly before 5pm on Tuesday, March 15, The woman driver of the car was taken to hospital in Plymouth after she was left with serious injuries as a result of the crash, said police. The road was closed while an examination of the crash scene was carried out. Investigating officers want to hear…

Hundreds of East Devon residents living in Exmouth, Honiton and Axminster have been given grants by the council to pay for food and bills. People in full-time employment, homeowners and pensioners were among the hundreds across East Devon to apply for financial help. East Devon District Council (EDDC) is urging individuals and families struggling with the cost of living to apply for help from the Household Support Fund, which closes on March 31. The council said it has so far helped 648 East Devon families,  with total grants of £128,849 – more than 79 per cent of the £162,286 available…

A quartet of Pebblebed Heaths car parks in East Devon – likened to ‘bomb sites’ –  can be improved after  plans were given the green light.   Sites at Joney’s Cross, at Hawkerland, Four Firs, at Woodbury, and roadside areas at Stowford, at Colaton Raleigh, and Frying Pans, at Bicton Common, can now be resurfaced and undergo drainage works. Improved signage and information boards are also in the offing. It is hoped the bid will improve safety and reduce parking pressures elsewhere around the beauty spot. The heath is a 1,400sq hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest and a special area…

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has apologised to residents over disruptions to recycling and rubbish collections it has blamed on ‘national staff shortages’. Householders have been warned some waste pick-ups could take place on different days ‘for the foreseeable future’. The authority has set out a series of steps for people to check to see if their collection has been affected. Just as we thought we were returning to more normal times, we are experiencing tremendous pressure because of short-term staff shortages…Residents have been told that if recycling containers have not been emptied after four days, they should take them…

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…

Residents in Farringdon, Newton Poppleford and Harpford, and Otterton will go to the polls on May 6 to vote over future visions for the respective villages. Householders have a chance to vote on whether neighbourhood plans – which will help shape developments in the areas for the next decade – should be adopted. The referendums follow extensive community consultations from parish councils. If residents back the blueprints, the documents will be used by East Devon District Council (EDDC) to help influence how planning applications are determined until 2031. Once adopted, neighbourhood plans are key documents with a legal status which…

Week-on-week figures show the number confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Devon and Exeter has dropped – with virus ‘clusters’ in 17 parts of the district and every part of the city. A further 152 infections have been confirmed across the East Devon – with another 110 in Exeter. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 69 when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a drop of 148. All but three of the wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or…

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