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East Devon will face ‘difficult decisions’ surrounding its leisure and sports facilities as it prepares to kick-off a review into what it can afford to keep running, writes local democracy reporter Bradley Gerrard. It looks set to hire external consultants Strategic Leisure to explore what actions it might need to take to protect existing services. Liz Taylor, a consultant from the company, noted that the council had an “ageing stock of facilities” and that many were in schools, which “brings its own challenges.” She told East Devon’s leisure strategy delivery forum: “There’s also been recently an affordability issue with the…

A football pitch for youngsters in Exmouth is to get a makeover after district planners agreed its surface could be levelled. Young footballers in Exmouth will soon be able to play on a flat pitch after a successful bid to level their sloping ground, writes local democracy reporter Bradley Gerrard. Exmouth Youth Football Club sought permission for work at Warren View Sports, Ground in Halsdon Avenue, to provide a flat playing surface, and to help reduce drainage issues on a section which frequently floods in winter. The works will involve raising the ground by one metre in a west to…

Work has started to build new football pitches and a sports pavilion in Exmouth, funded by a retirement homes developer investing more than £1.58million in the town. Exmouth Town Football Club said the investment will put the town ‘on the footballing map’. Developer Blue Cedar Homes aims to boost facilities for the youth teams, building a new club house and three football pitches for a range of players to train, compete, and ‘achieve their full potential’. The purpose-built sports pavilion and three new football pitches – expected to be ready early next year – have been designed by the developer, in consultation…

A 50th minute goal from striker Levi Landricombe scored Exmouth Town a 1-0 victory over Tavistock in a top-two clash in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Some 728 fans at Southern Road saw the game on Wednesday night and the contest was as close as had been predicted ahead of kick-off, writes Stephen Birley. With both sides now level on 76 points at the summit of the table, the title race goes to the final day of the Western League season on Saturday, April 23. Table-toppers Tavistock have a goal difference of 62, just one better than that of…

Exmouth Town were 9-0 winners when they hosted Plymouth-based Millbrook in their penultimate home game of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division campaign, writes Stephen Birley.  Town had gone into the noon kick-off on Easter Monday knowing that only a healthy winning margin would keep alive their hopes of being crowned divisional champions within the next seven days. At the start of the game, Town sat third on 70 points from 33 games. Mousehole sat second with 72 points from 33, while Tavistock, who visit Exmouth on Wednesday night (April 20), led the way with 73 from 33. It all…

The final Saturday of March saw a mixed bag of results for East Devon teams playing in steps five, six and seven, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town had to settle for a point after their match visit to fellow Toolstation Western League Premier Division (step five) title hopefuls Mousehole, but there was a South West Peninsula League Premier East (step six) clean sheet win for Axminster Town while, at the same level, Sidmouth Town went down to a heavy defeat against top-of-the-table Okehampton and Honiton Town drew their home meeting with Cullompton Rangers. In the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League…

Mixed fortunes for our East Devon clubs on the third Saturday of March with Exmouth Town failing to win their home meeting with Street, writes Stephen Birley. But a point was good enough to take Town top of the Western League table while, in the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Axminster Town ended a 12-game winless run with a superb single goal success at fourth-placed Newton Abbot Spurs while Sidmouth Town were 2-0 winners on their visit to Torrington. However, both Honiton Town and Ottery St Mary did not see action – Honiton owing to an unfit playing surface…

Exmouth Town FC gave manager Kevin Hill an early birthday present in their pursuit of Toolstation Western League Premier Division glory with a 3-0 win at Wellington on Saturday, March 5.  The Southern Road gaffer celebrated his birthday the day after a Levi Landricombe second-half double and first-half close-range finish from Dan Cullen secured his side three points. Town have now netted hat-trick of victories over the Somerset side this season, writes Stephen Birley. The Southern Road side beat the Bootmen 1-0 at homea fortnight ago and also knocked them out of the Les Phillips Cup with a 3-0 win…

Storm Eunice severely disrupted the local football schedule in East Devon on the penultimate Saturday of February.  None of the district’s four teams playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East saw any action, writes Stephen Birley. A level above, Exmouth Town – at Step Five – did manage to play their latest Toolstation Western League game which resulted in a 1-0 Southern Road win over Wellington. A Levi Landricombe goal in the 75th minute saw Town to a third successive home clean sheet success. Town were one of just two clubs to host Western League Premier Division games…

Wins for Exmouth Town and Honiton Town, a draw for Sidmouth Town, and defeats for Axminster Town and Ottery St Mary featured in fixtures for East Devon football sides on Saturday, February 12.  Stephen Birley reports on teams in the district playing at Step Five and Six on the second weekend of the month. Exmouth Town triumph in front of big turnout Another huge turnout, the biggest of the day in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division (Step Five), was at Southern Road. It saw Exmouth Town strike early in their meeting with Shepton Mallett. Indeed, it was a first-minute goal…

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