Browsing: Sidford

Temporary traffic lights and an overnight closure will be in place so survey work on drainage under busy Sidmouth roads can take place from Monday, September 6. The scheme – running from the town centre up to and along the A375 – will pave the way for a major resurfacing project it is hoped can happen early next year. Devon County Council (DCC) will be inspecting the condition of pipes using specialist CCTV cameras over the next fortnight. With such a major reconstruction taking place next year, it’s important that we carry out surveys of the drainage pipes so that…

Firefighters from Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary were called when a tumble dryer caused an outbuilding blaze in Sidford this afternoon (Sunday, August 22). Crews from both towns attended the incident at around 2pm. They donned breathing apparatus and used a hose-reel het and thermal imaging kit to tackle the flames. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary attended a fire originating from a tumble dryer in the outhouse of a property in Sidford. “The fire remained confined to the outbuilding and crews got to work to tackle the fire…

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist aged in his 20s from Exmouth died in a crash  on Trow Hill, Sidford.  Emergency services were called to the scene near Sidmouth at around 8.35pm on Tuesday, August 17. The collision involved a a black Aprilia motorbike and a Volkswagen Polo. The motorcyclist died from his injuries at the scene. As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist, a man in his 20s from the Exmouth area, suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene… A force spokesperson said: “Police investigating a road traffic collision on Trow Hill, Sidford, Sidmouth,…

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…

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle a car blaze that spread to a hedge at Two Bridges Road, Sidford, near Sidmouth. A crew from Sidmouth was called shortly before 6pm on Sunday (May 23) where they found a Ford Focus well-alight. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One appliance from Sidmouth was mobilised following reports to the fire service control of a vehicle on fire. “On arrival at the location crew confirmed the vehicle was well-alight and got to work to extinguish it. “One Ford Focus involved was on fire, which had spread to the hedgerow.…

Police have confirmed two further deaths in connection with an outbreak of Covid-19 at a Sidmouth care home. A total of 11 deaths have been reported at Holmesley Care Home, in Fortescue Road near Sidford, since February 25 – with all the fatalities believed to be coronavirus-related and linked to the outbreak. A 57-year-old woman from Sidmouth and a 30-year-old man from Exeter, arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, remain on police bail pending further enquiries. Police said no further arrests were currently planned in relation to the ongoing enquiry. A Devon…

Police have confirmed seven people have died from an outbreak of Covid-19 at a care home in Sidmouth. Some 10 residents of Holmesley Care Home, in Sidford, are in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with the coronavirus. Devon and Cornwall Police, continuing to investigate the circumstances of the outbreak, said officers were focusing on infection control and management at Holmesley Care Home, in Fortescue Road. Police said the investigation was ‘not related in any way’ to the vaccination of the residents living at the home. A member of staff with Covid-19 who was being treated in hospital has been…

Police investigating a Covid-19 outbreak at a care home in Sidmouth say five people are now confirmed to have died. Devon and Cornwall Police said the deaths are all thought to be related to the large-scale outbreak at Holmesley Care Home, in Fortescue Road, Sidford. A further ten residents with coronavirus are being treated at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. And one member of staff from the care home is currently in hospital with Covid-19. Police, continuing to investigate the circumstances of the outbreak at Holmesley Care Home, say there have been five deaths since Sunday March 6, and…

A third person has died at a care home in Sidmouth where police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a Covid-19 outbreak. Police said they are waiting for post-mortem results on one of the deceased, while investigations concerning the other two who have died are continuing. Public health chiefs say the outbreak at Holmesley Care Home, in Fortescue Road, near Sidford, is ‘significant’ but there is no evidence it has spread to the wider community. The force said it was progressing the investigation ‘as quickly as possible’ to safeguard the home’s residents and allay community concern. Chief Superintendent Dan Evans, Devon…

Two residents have died from Covid-19 at a Sidmouth care home where police say they are investigating the circumstances of an outbreak of the virus. Public health chiefs say the outbreak at Holmesley Care Home is ‘significant’ but there is no evidence it has spread to the wider community. ‘Devastated’ owners of the home in Fortescue Road, near Sidford, say the majority of residents and staff have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine. This is a significant outbreak in a care home, which we know will be very concerning for all its residents and their families, and staff within…

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