Browsing: Sidmouth

Firefighters from Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary were called when a tumble dryer caused an outbuilding blaze in Sidford this afternoon (Sunday, August 22). Crews from both towns attended the incident at around 2pm. They donned breathing apparatus and used a hose-reel het and thermal imaging kit to tackle the flames. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary attended a fire originating from a tumble dryer in the outhouse of a property in Sidford. “The fire remained confined to the outbuilding and crews got to work to tackle the fire…

Major expansion plans for Sidmouth Primary School featuring new buildings and games areas – that would see one of its three sites shut – have been recommended for approval.   District council officers say the mooted scheme, which boasts a hall, two-storey block, library and two 3G multi-use play surfaces, should get the go-ahead. Members of the authority’s Planning Committee will decide the fate of the proposals on September 1. The project would see a ‘consolidation’ of the school’s operations at the Manstone Avenue and Woolbrook Road sites – with Vicarage Road becoming ‘surplus to requirements’. Applicant the First Federation…

Sidmouth Air Show organisers have released further details of display running times and parking availability. The air show, on Friday, August 27, is set to soar over the town starting at around 5.30pm, and ending with the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows. Parking is available at the district council car parks at the Ham, Roxborough, Mill Street and Manor Road, and plus additional space at Sidmouth Rugby Club. And a temporary boat ban has been actioned in an area of water of Sidmouth seafront while the air show takes place. A Sidmouth Town Council spokesman said: “The…

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist aged in his 20s from Exmouth died in a crash  on Trow Hill, Sidford.  Emergency services were called to the scene near Sidmouth at around 8.35pm on Tuesday, August 17. The collision involved a a black Aprilia motorbike and a Volkswagen Polo. The motorcyclist died from his injuries at the scene. As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist, a man in his 20s from the Exmouth area, suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene… A force spokesperson said: “Police investigating a road traffic collision on Trow Hill, Sidford, Sidmouth,…

An ‘urgent’ call has been made for more volunteers to give two hours and help collect donations at the Sidmouth Air Show later this month. Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce has thanked those who have already pledged to help out on Friday, August 27, but is appealing for more collectors to ensure the event can be held in the future. Volunteer collectors are needed from 5pm until 7pm, while the air show takes place. To help, email the Chamber of Commerce by midday on Friday, August 20. David Cook, the town’s Chamber of Commerce chairman, said: “Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce thanks…

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…

A grand fireworks display has been confirmed for Sidmouth seafront on Saturday, August 28 – the day after the town’s highly-anticipated airshow. The illuminations spectacular on The Esplanade has been confirmed by the town council and will take place at 9.30pm. With the firework display rounding out Saturday evening, this bank holiday is promising to be full of fun and spectacle in Sidmouth… It is being generously supported by David Rowland’s Funfair and will follow a week of fun leading up to the August bank holiday. The funfair will be on the Ham from Wednesday, August 25, until the Saturday.…

Sidmouth Folk Festival organisers have issued a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this year’s event a ‘rip-roaring, sell-out success’.  The week-long feast of song, dance and family fun – which had an exclusively open-air and scaled-back schedule – hit the right note with revellers. We worked hard to produce what our loyal patrons said they wanted this year, setting out to be Covid secure and in the open air, making people feel safe… Festival director John Braithwaite said: “Hundreds of people came up to us personally during the week just to say thank you for putting on the festival on…

Residents are being asked how £3million should be splashed on improving public toilets in East Devon – but a handful of loos could face closure or redevelopment. District council chiefs want to hear from householders on proposals that also include a ‘pay-to-use’ idea. Options on the table include ‘important’ conveniences in Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Exmouth, Honiton, Seaton, and Sidmouth are in line to be refurbished. A total reappraisal is now required of where toilets are required and what facilities are important for residents and visitors…But other loos in Budleigh, Exmouth Seaton and Sidmouth have been earmarked for possible ‘alternative…

A call has gone out for volunteer bucket collectors to help at this year’s Sidmouth Air Show on Friday, August 27. Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce is keen to recruit volunteers to take contributions from the scores of spectators, saying the help is integral to the free event being held in the future. Volunteers signing up to take donations are needed for around two hours, from 5pm until 7pm. Those planning to register to volunteer are urged to get in touch before Monday, August 16. Dave Cook, chairman of the town’s Chamber of Commerce, said: “Following the cancellation of last year’s…

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