Dawlish rail resilience engineer achieves top professional award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/29/2020 - 12:18pm

A leading civil engineer, who is playing a key role in major works to improve the resilience of the main railway line on the battered coastal route through South Devon, has achieved a top professional award.

Saeed Mojabi, Director of Infrastructure West at Arup, who is Project Director and lead Geotechnical Engineer for the railway resilience programme at Dawlish, has been awarded fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world. 

Cofton Holidays to feature on Channel 5's Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:11pm

South Devon’s multi award-winning holiday park, Cofton Holidays, is set to hit the nation’s TV screens this March when it features in Channel 5’s Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday. 

Following the success of its house-swapping documentary series, Rich House, Poor House, Channel 5’s new reality show will follow two families with very different household incomes as they swap holidays.  

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:25am

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider Pitchup.com has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018.

Cofton Holidays granted planning permission for luxury lodges collection

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:21am

South Devon’s multi award-winning holiday park, Cofton Holidays, has received planning permission to build a collection of 12 luxury lodges, which are due to be completed in 2020.

Located near the pretty coastline at Dawlish Warren, construction work has started on the bespoke Copse Lodges collection and is set to be completed by next spring.


Dawlish drop-in event planned to inform residents on the schedule of work for the new sea wall

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:43pm

Network Rail is inviting residents to a drop-in session in Dawlish to inform the local community about planned work relating to construction of the new sea wall to the west of the railway station, which is due to start at the end of May.

The community drop-in event follows on from Teignbridge District Council’s approval of the works to improve the resilience of the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country at their recent planning committee meeting.

The event will be held in Dawlish on:

Network Rail announces Exeter and Torquay drop-in events to update on South West rail resilience progress

Authored by SarahatAbsolute
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 6:11pm

Network Rail has announced community drop-in sessions in Exeter and Torquay to update local communities on ongoing work to improve resilience of the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country. 

The community drop-in events follow on from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s recent announcement that £80m will be made available to increase the height of the sea wall at Dawlish to protect this vital rail artery for the region.

Events will be held in Exeter and Torquay on:

Grayling announces new Dawlish sea wall as part of £2 billion investment in SW

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:39pm

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today (15 February 2019) announced further funding of up to £80 million in the south-west to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish, providing better protection for the railway and homes behind it.

Upgrades to the sea wall will increase its height by 2.5 metres and include wave returns to reduce the impact of waves and the likelihood of the line being closed during adverse weather. This will help ensure the serious damage and disruption seen during storms in 2014 is not repeated.

Cofton scoops Holiday Park of the Year title at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:02pm

After fighting off fierce competition, multi award-winning Cofton Holidays, based near Dawlish Warren, has been awarded Gold in the Holiday Park and Village of the Year category at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018/19. 

The family-run business scooped the prestigious accolade at the South West Tourism Awards’ glittering ceremony in Bristol – the region’s tourism awards ‘grand final’.  

New heritage trail for Dawlish

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 9:35am

Dawlish residents and visitors can now explore the history of the area with a new heritage trail around the town.

The Dawlish Heritage Trail has been developed by Teignbridge, with funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and Devon County Council.  Designed for adults and children, the trail has 14 information points. They reveal historic stories which show how the town has been shaped over time to become the friendly, vibrant and cultural town that it is today.

Panto on the Prairie

Event Date: 
11/01/2019 - 7:00pm to 19/01/2019 - 7:00pm
Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish

It's panto time again, and this year Dawlish  Rep is taking you to the Wild West!

Calamity Jane (the Dame) emigrates from England to the American Wild West, expecting to share in her brother’s goldmines, but instead she ends up being kidnapped by a band of Mexican Bandits who are working for an Indian called Geronimo.