Dawlish alternative route choice revealed

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Mon, 02/10/2014 - 11:33am

Network Rail has revealed its choice for an alternative railway line to the heavily damaged Dawlish line today.

The plans come as the rail authority had consider an alternative to the current coastal line after the recent storms destroyed an 80m section of track near Dawlish.

The potential route from Okehampton to Plymouth via Tavistock through areas of Dartmoor National Park has already come under criticism from some transport campaigners as it bypasses large areas of South Devon.

PM calls for: 'a proper alternative service and solution' to destroyed Dawlish rail line

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:48am

The Prime Minster, David Cameron has said he is determined to give the public “a proper alternative service and solution” to the destroyed train line in Dawlish.

The train line which was destroyed when Tuesday night’s storm breached the Dawlish Seawall is not expected to be functionally repaired until at least the 18th March despite full scale repair works.

Many of the services between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot are running limited replacement bus services until this date. However rail operators have said that the service is dependent on local road conditions.

'Major incident' declared in Dawlish as storms batter Devon

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:17am

A major incident has been declared in Dawlish after part of the railway line was left suspended in mid air as storms battered Devon.

Twenty people were evacuated from their homes in the town, meanwhile two people were rescued from a vehicle which was trapped in floodwater about 9.20 last night.

Police have asked that people wanting to see the scene at Dawlish stay away  to "allow responders to do everything possible to help local residents."

Devon and Cornwall Police took 400 999 calls last night and over 100 trees were brought down in the wild weather.

Landlord fined £4,000 for safety issues

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:23pm

A landlord in Dawlish has been fined £4,000 for renting out an unsafe property.

Curtis Betteridge was prosecuted by Teignbridge District Council after ignoring warnings to make a flat on Iddesleigh terrace meet fire and safety regulations.

It is the first time Teignbridge has taken court action against a landlord.

The case was heard before South Devon Magistrates, sitting in Torquay, on Tuesday December 2. Mr Betteridge and the case has tried in his absence. 

Teignbridge Sports Personality Awards 2013

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:13am

The trophies are gleaming, table plans are finished and the countdown has begun to this year’s Teignbridge Sports Personality Awards.

The awards, which celebrate local athletes, coaches, clubs and volunteers, takes place this Friday 29 November at Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish. The glittering awards ceremony is a highlight in the Teignbridge sporting calendar.

The 2013 awards are sponsored by Newton Abbot Races Ltd, the Mid Devon Advertiser, Palm FM and Stage Engage.

Dawlish Strand opening celebrations

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:00am

An official opening of Dawlish Strand will be held on Friday 6 December to coincide with the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.

The £1.5 million regeneration scheme, which is a joint initiative between Devon County, Teignbridge District and Dawlish Town Councils, has rejuvenated the Strand area since it was completed in the summer and it has been welcomed by traders.

Just the tonic! A new gym for Dawlish

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 7:38pm

Dawlish Leisure Centre's new health and fitness suite Gym & Tonic is open and ready to be used by gym-goers and fitness fanatics.

Gym & Tonic has a range of equipment including free weights, treadmills, cross trainers, rowers, adjustable benches, a lat pull-down machine, weighted bars, medicine balls, dumbbells and floor space for small exercise classes.

Social media support for town traders

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Mon, 11/11/2013 - 4:57pm

Traders, businesses and community organisations who want to make the most of social media are invited to the Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe on Monday 11 November being held at Ugly Duckling Cafe, 2 The Lawn, Dawlish from 5pm until 7pm.

The Social Media Cafe is the brainchild of Mandy Pearse, Director of local firm Seashell Communications and Emma Kay, Teignmouth and Dawlish Town Centre Development Manager. It provides a free drop-in event where people can pick up tips and hints on using social media, ask questions, meet other like-minded people over a cup of coffee.

Seaside resorts benefit from free Sunday parking

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 2:34pm

Teignmouth and Dawlish have joined the rest of Teignbridge car parks in being free on Sundays.

Teignbridge-owned car parks in the two seaside resorts have re-joined the successful scheme which sees all 35 of the council's car parks free of any charges on a Sunday.

The free parking scheme is aimed at boosting local trade and cutting costs to motorists.

Sundays are free of charge throughout the year for all urban and rural parts of the district. Charges apply through the summer months in Teignmouth and Dawlish.

DAWLISH - Evening of Clairvoyance and Mediumship wirh Melanie Hallett

Event Date: 
30/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Hedley Way Centre Brook Street Dawlish EX7 9AG

7.30pm £3 at the door to include refreshments.

Guidng Light is 'Not for profit' supporting local charities.
Our Spiritual evenings are held at 'The Hedley Way Centre'. Follow the brook from the town to the main car park near the rear of the Hospital. We are just over the bridge in the Manor Gardens on the corner of Brook Street.