Browsing: Newton Poppleford

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…

The ‘large and loving’ family of a 93-year-old pedestrian who died after a crash in Newton Poppleford have released a photo and statement. Ken Cooper, who lived in the village since 2000, died from his injuries on Boxing Day after he was involved in a collision with a car in Newton Poppleford High Street on December 23. Ken’s family has called for privacy, saying the date for his funeral will be announced. The family statement said: “On the early evening of 23rd December, Ken Cooper, a resident of Newton Poppleford since 2000, was involved in a road traffic accident in…

Thirty Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in a fortnight – with case ‘clusters’ of the virus identified in all but one of the district’s wards. Devon was today (Wednesday, December 30) moved up to Tier 3 of the Government’s pandemic restrictions. County health chiefs say a rise in cases among all age groups meant the move was ‘inevitable’. Seaton is the only part of East Devon where a coronavirus ‘cluster’ has not currently been identified. Nineteen wards – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid…

A further 154 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the East Devon in the last week – with another 111 in Exeter. And ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in all but two areas of the district and all but one of the wards in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent an increase of five when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 38. Eighteen wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more coronavirus infections. Clyst, Exton and…

The number of new Covid-19 cases across East Devon and Exeter has dropped in a week – but ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in every ward of both areas. Government figures show a further 180 infections have been confirmed across the district in the last seven days, and 141 in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 64 when compared to the previous week. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 79. All 20 wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three…

Another 69 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in East Devon in the past week – with ‘clusters’ identified in a dozen of its wards.   It means a total of 466 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded in the district, where the infection rate is 318.6 for every 100,000 people. In Exeter, 379 new cases have been confirmed in the past seven days. The city’s overall total stands at 1,442 with an infection rate of 1,097.4. There were 1,133 new cases across both Devon and Cornwall. Statistics are from both ‘pillar one’ NHS data and ‘pillar two’ data from commercial…

A judge has jailed a murderer for at least 22 years for killing a Newton Poppleford loner who he claimed sexually abused him since childhood. Lewis Finch, aged 31, beat and strangled 47-year-old Geoffrey Pearce in the early hours of January 9, 2020, torching his caravan with the dead man inside to destroy the evidence. Finch, of of Briseham Close, Brixham, formerly of Exmouth, was jailed for life at Plymouth Crown Court on Wednesday (October 14). The account you gave them was a carefully-contrived construction of lies designed to minimise the price you would have to pay for this dreadful…

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