Browsing: Sidford

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…

A four-year-old girl with autism is the inspiration behind Sidmouth holding its first ever scarecrow competition in July. Mum Amy Roles brought the idea of a competition to Sidmouth, Newton Poppleford and Sidford, thanks to her daughter’s enjoyment of seeing scarecrows on display in Beer when she drove the youngster to nursery. Amy, 37, who lives near The Byes, in Sidmouth, is already looking ahead to next year’s event – she is determined Sidmouth wins the world record for scarecrows, taking the title from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Married mum-of-two Amy, 37, organised this year’s free-to-enter event to bring the community together…

A novice runner turned marathon man from Sidford is nearing the finish line of a charity challenge that’s lasted 60 days – and looking forward to putting his feet up. Zaq Bevan, 30, has been hitting the road and pounding pavements around the Sid Valley every day since April 20 in an effort to boost the NHS. As much as I have seriously enjoyed this particular journey, right now, a full day of rest sounds very appealing – Zaq BevanIn the last 30 days alone he has clocked up 393 miles by completing a half-marathon every 24 hours. Zaq, who…

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…

Temporary traffic lights are in place near Sidford after a ‘cavernous’ sinkhole appeared beneath the road at the end of the week. The A3052 road near Branscombe Cross was closed on Friday, May 22, and motorists warned not to ignore the signs and drive through after a sinkhole was discovered beneath the highway between Sidmouth and Colyford, near the Donkey Sanctuary. The road closure and diversion has been replaced by temporary traffic lights over the bank holiday weekend. A3052 Update:- The present Road Closure near Branscombe Cross will be replaced with traffic light 🚦 control over the #BankHolidayWeekend pic.twitter.com/sCAv2WoDnb…

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…

Dogs could be completely banned from a quartet of popular green spaces in Sidmouth and Sidford – with owners also ordered to keep canines on leads near cycleways. Town councillors have told environmental health chiefs that all land used for ‘recreation and sports’ should be no-go zones for four-legged friends. This includes Manstone Recreation Field, The Ham, Long Park and Sidford Playing Fields. Representatives also want the animals to be kept under control in places where cyclist and pedestrian routes are in ‘close proximity’. Sidmouth Town Council says it will look into creating ‘specific dog exercise areas’ on its land. Better…

More than 100 vehicles were stopped by police during an operation on the A3052 at Sidford. Devon and Cornwall Police conducted the traffic operation on November 26, the East Devon Rural Policing Team reported today. Eight of the stopped motorists were issued with tickets for offences such as speeding and having no MOT. In addition, drugs were found and seized in one incident and one arrest was made in another. Words of advice were issued to a number of other drivers in relation to speed and lights. Police say similar operations have been undertaken recently across East Devon and that…

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…

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