Browsing: Sidbury

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…

Towns and villages across East Devon are gearing up to hold a host of celebrations, events and street parties in a bid to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Picnics and parties in the park, beacon lighting, live music and children’s entertainment are among the family fun for all ages planned as part of the four-day Jubilee bank holiday celebrations, starting on Thursday, June 2. Residents across East Devon can look forward to packed programmes of events in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidbury, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, and the surrounding villages, joining in with the rest of the…

Residents and traders in Sidbury have been thanked for their patience while weeks of work took place to replace gas pipes. Wales & West Utilities on Friday (May 27) announced the end of the £45,000 work – which started in early April to upgrade gas pipes in the Furzehill and Higher Greenhead areas of Sidbury. Jake Sami, who managied the Wales & West Utilities gas pipe upgrade work, said the planned upgrade finished on time. He said: “We’re happy to have finished this upgrade work on time and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the area for bearing…

A road closure and diversion of more than a fortnight are in the pipeline for Sidbury as work to upgrade gas pipes continues. Wales & West Utilities is starting further work to upgrade gas pipes in in Furzehill and Higher Greenhead, Sidbury, which will begin on April 11 and finish by the end of May. As part of the £45,000 work, Higher Greenhead will be closed between Monday, April 25 and Friday, May 13, and a diversion route set up. The utilities company said the upgrade would make the network ready to transport green, zero-carbon fuel, and renewable natural gas.…

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 month-long road closure planned for a village near Sidmouth has been overturned after residents raised concerns. Wales and West Utilities said it has updated its plans to upgrade gas pipes in the Cotford Road area of Sidbury after consulting the local community. The £165,000 work, which started last week, was originally planned to include a month-long road closure in Cotford Road. But the plans were revised to include ‘a number of smaller and shorter road closures’ after residents raised concerns about the length of time and impact to the community. Following the feedback, Wales & West Utilities has announced…

Work to upgrade gas pipes near Sidmouth is set to begin on Monday (February 14) and last for around nine months. Wales & West Utilities is starting work to upgrade gas pipes in the Cotford Road area of Sidbury next week and is due to finish by the end of November. A road closure with a diversion lasting just over three weeks will be in place on Cotford Road between Monday, February 28 and Friday, March 25. The company said a diversion route will be clearly marked and gas engineers would be onsite throughout the project to ensure the work…

A strategy for a long-awaited pedestrian and cycle path connecting Sidford and Sidbury has been agreed by Devon County Council (DCC). It is hoped the new route will make residents safer while encouraging active travel – seven years after a public consultation to discuss options. The path will run along 2.5km on the western side of the A375, writes Local Democracy Reporter Joe Ives. People say all good things come to those who wait and it’s taken quite a time… A final strategy has been approved by the East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC). The path will extend…

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 casualty was rescued after they dropped 15-feet over a bank while on a ride-on lawnmower near Sidmouth. Crews from Ottery St Mary, Colyton and Sidmouth were called to Vineycroft Lane, in Salcombe Regis, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday (June 16), where they used ropes to stretcher the casualty to safety. The fire service said the person was left with the ambulance service. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “ Fire engines from Ottery St Mary, Colyton and Sidmouth attended an incident following reports of a person on a ride on-lawn mower having dropped fifteen feet…

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