Dawlish

Mortgage lending is easier for the first time since 2014

Authored by Aeg214
Posted: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:59am

Those looking to get onto the property ladder in Exeter and Devon will be happy to hear that it is easier to get a mortgage right now than any time since 2014.

After the housing crisis, mortgage lending standards became unreasonably tight for many years. The inability to source a mortgage has been an issue particularly acute among first-time buyers.

However, the tide appears to be changing as research has shown that nearly a third of mortgage brokers hadn't encountered any problems sourcing mortgage for any type of client in the latter half of last year. This figure was up...

Devon’s largest biomass hub unveiled during English Tourism week

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:55am

Cofton Holidays, the multi award-winning holiday park near Dawlish, South Devon, has taken its green credentials to new heights with the launch of a state-of-the-art biomass hub that will provide heat and hot water to Cofton’s 4,800 sq ft leisure and dining complex, its cottages, major shower and toilet blocks. Officially opened by Anne Marie Morris, Member of Parliament for Newton Abbot, Cofton’s biomass hub is the largest of its kind in Devon, and is expected to produce on average 1.9 million kWh of energy that will constantly charge four 5,000 litre thermal stores of hot water, heating...

Cofton Achieves national recognition

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:28am

Cofton Country Holidays, the multi award-winning holiday park near Dawlish, South Devon, has received official confirmation that it will receive one of the highest accolades in the world of camping and caravanning at the AA’s Caravan and Camping Awards on 20th March.

The holiday park, which has 450 caravan and tent pitches, including over 50 hardstanding pitches, will receive its AA 5 Pennant Gold accreditation at the official ceremony and could be in line for one of two other awards, which include AA Regional Campsite of the Year for the South West and AA Campsite of the Year....

Spadework begins for new Dawlish Countryside Park

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:22am

The creation of a brand new natural recreational area and haven for wildlife in Teignbridge has begun, after the first spade was put in the ground on a £250k project to create the new Dawlish Countryside Park.

Last year, on Thursday 24th November 2016, Teignbridge Planning Committee approved plans for the creation of a new Countryside Park in Dawlish. The 26.4 hectare (65 acre) site (around the size of 26 rugby pitches) was purchased with money from developers, known as Section 106 payments and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), on new developments across three council areas of...

Dawlish patient in national campaign promoting health research

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:55am

A Dawlish man has shared his own experience in support of a national campaign promoting participation in health research.

The National Institute for Health Research promotes opportunities for taking part in clinical research and the benefits for patients through its campaign called ‘Our Stories.’

Howard Almond was diagnosed in 2015 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) which progressively scars the lung and affects breathing. The cause of IPF is unknown and there is currently no cure for this condition. The British Thoracic Society estimates 5,000 people are diagnosed...

Appeal after Dawlish man sprayed in face with chemicals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:17pm

At around 2.30pm on Monday 30 January 2017, two men approached a man in his 50s, close to the junction with Lawn Hill and The Strand.

The man, who is an employee of a nearby shop, was taking the weekend takings to be banked. He was sprayed in the face with a substance and the cash was stolen by these two men.

The offenders made their way from the scene on foot, running up Lawn Hill, turning left on to High Street before turning right again and running up Orchard Gardens. The offenders were followed by one or two young men on push bikes.

The offenders both had their...

Drop-in session ahead of construction phase of Dawlish beach management scheme

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:19am

Residents and interested parties are invited to find out more about the construction of a scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to over 2,900 properties around the River Exe.

The public drop-in session takes place on Thursday 26 January, 3pm to 8pm, at Mount Pleasant Inn, Dawlish Warren.

It will give residents the chance to find out about the £14 million Dawlish beach management scheme which gets underway this month, and how the Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council are working together to complete the project by September.

Richard Cox, project...

Fundraisers plan 50-mile step into Christmas

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 5:38pm

A group of fundraisers will step into Christmas this week by walking 50 miles all through the night to support two local charities.

They plan to set out from Exeter at 1pm on Friday and will walk to Exmouth and back, on to Dawlish and finish in Exminster on the morning of Christmas Eve.

All they want for Christmas is decent weather and plenty of support and sponsorship for their chosen causes – FORCE Cancer Charity and Dream-A-Way.

The idea to have themselves a merry little Christmas by trekking for up to 18 hours came from Exminster residents Steven Godbeer and...

Man dies following collision on A379

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:25pm

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian that left one man fatally injured.

Stephen McKay, from Newton Abbot, was fatally injured in the collision which happened on Thursday 1 December 2016.

Police were called at around 3pm following reports of a collision between a man in his 50’s and a Citroen Picasso on the A379 at Holcombe, Dawlish.

A number of road closures were put in place as paramedics and Air ambulance attended. The Air ambulance landed by the Smugglers Inn and the injured man was taken to Derriford Hospital...

Pedestrian critical after collision on A379

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:17am

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian that has left one person with serious, life threatening injuries.

Police were called at around 3pm following reports of a collision between a man in his 50’s and a Citroen Picasso on the A379 at Holcombe, Dawlish.

A number of road closures were put in place as paramedics and Air ambulance attended. The Air ambulance landed by the Smugglers Inn and the injured man was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious life threatening injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

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