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A377 Crediton High Street reopens

The A377 (Crediton High Street) has reopened to traffic nine days ahead of schedule.

The road has been closed since Monday 25 January to enable South West Water to carry out a £320,000 scheme to improve Crediton’s sewer network. It was due to reopen on Sunday 21 February but opened at 12.15pm today.

South West Water Project Manager James Howourth said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to complete this essential work earlier than planned.

“I have nothing but praise for our partners, R&M Utilities, who have worked tirelessly – in sometimes atrocious weather –...

Fire service warning as Crediton High Street closes

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are encouraging Crediton residents to double check all their smoke alarms are working and they have an escape plan in place.

This advice is triggered by the fact that South West Water will be renovating sewers in the town to improve the service to residents. Work starts on Monday 25 January for approximately four weeks.

Crediton High Street will be closed to through traffic from the Duke of York public house at the west end of the High Street to North Street at the east end of the High Street. Pedestrian access will be...

Helmores sponsor Crediton squash

Helmores Estate Agents in Crediton are pleased to announce that they have chosen to sponsor Crediton Squash Club for the 2015/2016 season.

The club takes team squash to some of the highest level in the county and runs 3 teams in the Devon Squash League with their first team currently ranked 3rd in Devon at the half way stage in the season.

Phil Morgan, Partner, Helmores is a member of the Crediton squash club and represents Crediton in the Devon League. When asked if Helmores wanted to be the club sponsor with advertising on the shirts and the ‘tins’, he said it was a ‘no-...

Crediton agent voted best in SW for third year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/17/2015 - 12:01pm

2015 has been another fantastic year for Crediton based agents, Helmores, and now a national award sees them crowned Best Single Office Estate Agency in the South West at The Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards - for the third time.

Hosted by TV news reader Penny Smith and ex England rugby player/TV personality Matt Dawson, the glittering awards were held on Friday 4th December at the Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park London, where 700 leading agents from throughout the UK gathered to find out who has been judged to be the best of the best.

The awards ceremony was the...

Road safety awareness event

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are taking part in the Crediton Road Traffic Event on Saturday 28 November, working alongside the Police, HART ambulance team and the Honest Truth team.

Everyone is welcome. The event runs from 11.30am to 13.30pm at Crediton Leisure centre. There will be presentations on the dangers of speeding, driving while texting, or on the phone, as well as driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs. The talks will be followed by a free lunch. Then the Fire Service will be demonstrating the ‘Jaws of Life’ working alongside the Hart...

Collision blocks Crediton Road

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 3:50pm

Crediton Road was blocked for some time today after a collision between a car and a bus at around 1pm (Friday 16 October).

Fire crews from Danes Castle used hydraulic cutting equipment to release a man from the car, who was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

One woman was also taken to hospital.

The road was blocked in both directions between Wreford’s Drive (Cowley Roundabout) and Sand Down Lane (Newton St Cyres.)

Attempted murder investigation in Crediton

Police are investigating an attempted murder in Crediton at the weekend after a man suffered life-threatening injuries.

A 35-year-old man, from Crediton, was allegedly attacked in an alleyway at The Burrowe between 12.30am and 1.15am on Saturday 10 October.

He suffered serious neck and facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and were taken into custody at Heavitree Road police station, Exeter.

Two 18-year-old men, from Crediton...

Three arrested in connection with attempted murder in Crediton

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:10am

Police are investigating an attempted murder in Crediton at the weekend after a man suffered life-threatening injuries.

A 35-year-old man, from Crediton, was allegedly attacked in an alleyway at The Burrowe between 12.30am and 1.15am on Saturday 10 October.

He suffered serious neck and facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and were taken into custody at Heavitree Road police station, Exeter.

Two 18-year-old men, from Crediton...

Village celebrates opening of new homes

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:24am

Residents of Sandford, near Crediton, are celebrating after the official opening of affordable new homes in the village. Summerfield Developments have recently completed work on the Creedy View development set in the Mid-Devon countryside.

The scheme is the first major residential development in the area for over 20 years and each of the nineteen properties have been carefully designed by the Taunton-based developer to complement its delightful rural location, while offering all the benefits of a modern home.

Chair of Sandford Parish Council, Shuana Waller, invited local...

Still a student at 99!

Old Maynardian, Diana Swayne took a trip down memory lane this week to visit the school she attended in the 1930s.

The sprightly centenarian from Crediton, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on 29 October, dropped in for tea and cake with the Headmistress and took the time to meet other members of staff and the Head Girl.

“It was a much starker place when I was here,” she announced. “It seems so totally different now, a much happier and friendlier place and everyone is smiling.”

“My time at school must have done me good, however, as I am still a student today,”...

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