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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…