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.

Dawlish drop-in session provides insight into plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:17am

Network Rail’s South West Rail Resilience Programme held its first community drop-in session last week (Tuesday 30 October) to update residents and the local community on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

Immediate step to protect vital railway ‘artery’ in the South West to start in November

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 10/30/2018 - 8:14am
  • Repairs to four breakwaters, which protect the coast from the force of waves, will begin in November to immediately improve protection for the Dawlish sea wall and the railway running along the coast
  • The work is expected to take six months and community events will be held in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Holcombe in the coming weeks for local communities to find out more

Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:14pm

Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

Three community drop-in events will be held in Dawlish, Holcombe and Teignmouth on the following dates:

• Tuesday 30 October - Dawlish Methodist Church, Dawlish, EX7 9PB from 14.30-17.30

• Wednesday 7 November - Teignmouth Library - 19A Fore St, Teignmouth TQ14 8DY from 16.00-19.00

Man assaulted at Dawlish station

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:58pm

Officers investigating an assault at Dawlish station, where a man was head-butted by another man, are today appealing for witnesses.

New Teignbridge business swings into action

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:40am

Teignbridge District Council has welcomed the return of mini golf to Tucks Plot in Dawlish with a new business getting into the swing of things this summer.

Earlier this year Teignbridge advertised for expressions of interest to take on the running of the mini golf so that it could be open all year round to attract visitors. Offering an iconic spot close to Dawlish seafront, the popular location attracted the attention of four applicants who each made rental offers for the popular visitor attraction.