Browsing: Sidbury

The impact of HGVs travelling through Sidford and Sidbury is to be assessed – with a weight restriction on lorries still possible.   Devon’s cabinet member for roads had asked officers to look into limitations on the A375 which runs through the two East Devon villages. There has been a lot of concern in Sidbury and Sidford about the increase of HGVs using the road to the business park following the planning approval…Both have been blighted by big vehicles using their narrow roads, and it is feared a new business park off Two Bridges Road in Sidford will make the…

The owners of a lost dog last seen near Sidbury are appealing for help from drone operators to join in the search for their much-loved pet. Rough collie Laddie has been missing for three weeks and his owners, Karen, 62, and Mick, 71, want to step up the search with eyes in the sky, in the hope they can locate their pet and bring him home. The two most recent sightings of Laddie have been near Sidbury, prompting Laddie’s owners to appeal for volunteers with drones to get in touch, to send up an aerial search whenever the dog is…

New figures have shown coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in all but six of the wards in East Devon – with the highest numbers in Axminster, Seaton, Exmouth and Sidmouth. An updated interactive map has also revealed just one area of Exeter has avoided fatalities due to the virus. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and May 31, and were registered by June 6. In East Devon, statistics show there have been ten confirmed deaths in Axminster – five of which occurred in April and five in May. There have…

A spate of fuel thefts in Sidmouth, Sidbury, Honiton and Gittisham – in which a dozen vehicles’ petrol tanks have been drilled into – have prompted a warning from police.  Motorists are being urged to report suspicious behaviour after an increase in incidents since the beginning of April. Due to petrol being a highly flammable substance, we are also concerned about the fire hazard this crime could pose  – Sergeant Roy Hutter Nine fuel thefts have been reported in Sidmouth and Sidbury and a further three have been logged in Honiton and Gittisham. On each occasion the thief has drilled…

Exmouth has been revealed as the parking ticket capital of East Devon – with more fines dished out there than in all of the district’s other towns and villages combined. The seaside resort was in fact the second most prolific place for the dreaded yellow notices in all of Devon last year, behind only Exeter. Penalties issued in Exmouth account for 65 per cent of all parking tickets issued in East Devon – 2,360 more than everywhere else added together. A total of 7,508 fines were dished out in the district; 10 per cent of the 72,805 county-wide total. Figures…

More than £16,000 of public money has been awarded to 20 organisations, groups and events across the Sid Valley. The five-figure sum in Sidmouth Town Council grants will benefit festivals, preschools and charities. Sidmouth Science Festival landed the largest award of £3,000. Citizens Advice East Devon has been handed £2,000, while Sid Valley HELP and Sidmouth Arboretum have been given £1,500 apiece. The town’s walking, literary and science festivals and Sea Fest have all been boosted – with further funds pledged, in principle, over the next three financial years.  Sidmouth Town Council grants 2020/21  Festivals and events Sidmouth and East…

Emergency services attended a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A375 at Sidbury, where three people needed rescuing. Fire crews from Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary assisted with initial first aid before extricating casualties. The road traffic collision was reported at around 11.04am yesterday (Friday, December 20). A spokesperson for the fire service said: “When the crews arrived at the scene they found there to be a total of three casualties involved within a two vehicle collision and set to work assessing the scene and providing initial first aid.” By 12.38pm all the occupants of both cars were free and…

A warning over looming wild weather has seen this year’s Sidbury Fireworks spectacular cancelled. The hugely popular display was due to take place on Saturday (November 2)  – with organisers expressing their regret and disappointment at having to make the decision. Although we are all disappointed, especially as a great deal has been done to date, the safety of our audience and army of helpers is paramount – Sidbury Bonfire and Fireworks CommitteeThey had been hard at work preparing a ‘mind-blowing’ bonfire at Sidbury Manor and an ‘explosive and colourful routine’ of fireworks worth £8,000. ‘Wheels on fire’ was set…

The wheels have been set in motion on a bid to ban HGVs weighing more than seven-and-a-half tonnes from the road linking Sidbury and Sidford. Councillor Stuart Hughes wants the weight restriction to be imposed on the A375. It would run from Sidbury the traffic lights junction at Sidford Cross. HGVs exceeding the limit would have to follow a diversion route – possibly via Daisymount, says Cllr Hughes. There has been considerable concerns expressed by the local residents…over the increase in HGVs using the A375 route through their communities – Cllr Stuart HughesSuch vehicles would not be prevented from making…

Councillors raged for nearly two hours at proposals to hike car parking charges and introduce tariffs for the first time at East Devon’s free car parks. Proposals that went before East Devon District Council’s cabinet on Wednesday night would have seen eight car parks have parking charges imposed for the first time, a 50 per cent increase on tariffs in 12 car parks, and night charges introduced in 12 car parks. In total, a record breaking 24 councillors spoke to slam the plans. After nearly two hours of debate, the cabinet agreed to put forward plans for consultation that would see…

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