Browsing: Sidford

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…

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…

Residents are poised to launch a legal challenge to stop a business park from being built in the Sidford countryside, district planning chiefs have been told.   A group hopes to pursue a judicial review over a government inspector’s ruling to allow the 8,445sq m employment site on a green plot off Two Bridges Road. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Development Management Committee was told of the move at its September meeting. I’ve been advised that a group of local residents in Sidford are now taking initial legal advice with an intention to push this to judicial review” – Cllr…

Owners of The Blue Ball Inn in Sidford are looking for someone to run the iconic pub. National firm Punch says it hopes to give the popular watering hole, restaurant and hotel a makeover so it is ‘in excellent condition for its next team’. “The pub is prominent on the main road through Sidford when heading to (or from) Lyme Regis so has regular passing trade,” says Punch on its website.  We are looking to refresh this pub to ensure it is in excellent condition for its next team…“This pub/hotel is a true community hub for local residents and various…