Green light for Dawlish Countryside Park

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:54pm

A new countryside park for the local community has been given the go-ahead today on land between Exeter Road and Eastdon Woods north of Shutterton Lane in Dawlish.

Proposed by Councillor Price and seconded by Councillor Mayne, Teignbridge Planning Committee unanimously approved the change of use planning application for the new countryside park which will provide a natural recreational area for local people to enjoy now and into the future.

This natural, green space is needed to help protect internationally important conservation sites at nearby Dawlish Warren and the Exe...

Teignbridge swim spots among the best in the country

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:52pm

Swimming spots in Teignbridge have reached bathing water quality standards with six ‘excellent’ ratings and one rated as ‘good’.

Teignbridge has welcomed the 2016 results of water testing at more than 400 outdoor swimming spots in England – called bathing waters - published today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

This is great news for beach-goers who can be assured that Teignbridge’s bathing spots are among the best in the country.

Every year millions of people head to beaches to relax, supporting a seaside economy worth £3.6bn a...

Devon crash leaves man critically injured

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:46pm

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Torquay which left a man critically injured.

Emergency services were called just before 2.30pm on Friday 4 November 2016 following the collision between a black Vauxall Agila, a grey Citroen Berlingo and a multi-coloured Mercedes skip lorry on Beechfield Avenue, Torquay.

The driver of the Berlingo, a 76-year-old man from Torquay, sustained serious spinal injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. The passenger of the Berlingo, a 73-year-old woman, was taken to...

Teignbridge helps make parking easy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:49am

Residents and visitors can now pay for parking by smartphone or card payments after Teignbridge District Council invested in the latest technology across its car parks.

Customers can now use cards and smartphone payment methods as a further convenient way to pay as well as paying by phone or using cash.

Work is also taking place to install 14 new machines in 11 car parks and upgrade 48 machines in the remaining 25 pay and display car parks across the district to allow payment by card, as well as cash at the machines.

The improved ways to pay is one of a series of...

Hoteliers Walk-the-Walk to support SW Coast Path

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/13/2016 - 8:00am

One of the most renowned family hotels in Devon, Langstone Cliff , will be taking on 10.9 miles of the South West Coast Path on Sunday 30th October to help raise vital funds for its popular public path.

Louise Attwood, Front of House Manager, said: “The South West Coast Path is one of our most treasured attractions which help keep our family-run hotel on the Dawlish coastline busy all year round. For years we’ve offered up the path as a free attraction for guests coming to stay at the hotel as well as enjoying many a stroll ourselves over the years. This year, we’ve decided we’d...

Appeal after opportunistic burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:33pm

Police are investigating a burglary which took place at a flat on Queen Street, Dawlish, between 10pm and 10.15pm on Friday 30 September 2016.

The suspects entered the property through an insecure door and stole a brown bag, similar to the one pictured, and contents from the kitchen table.

The flat was occupied at the time of the incident and it is not believed that the suspects ventured further into the flat.

The bag contained a pair of Specsavers glasses in a black case, a body fragrance, a red and white bandana and miscellaneous paperwork.


Wellies On Event at Redrow Development in Dawlish

Event Date: 
01/10/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
The Copse, Shutterton Lane, Dawlish EX7 0PD

Come rain or shine, Redrow is inviting homebuyers to put some wellies on this weekend (Saturday 1st October) to view exciting progress at the award-winning house builder’s new site, The Copse on Shutterton Lane, Dawlish.

Visitors are invited to slip on some wellies and don a Redrow hard hat for a sneak preview of The Copse, which is just two miles from Dawlish Warren. There is currently a selection of three and four bedroom homes available to buy off-plan, and for the first time ‘Wellies On’ visitors will be able to envisage exactly where their dream new home could be. Homes...

Dawlish cracks down on antisocial behaviour

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:07pm

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) has been introduced in Dawlish, sending out a strong message that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.

The Dawlish PSPO is the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall.

PSPOs are intended to specifically target and deal with specific particular nuisance or problems in a particular area but also ensure the law-abiding majority can enjoy public places, safe from antisocial behaviour.

The PSPO covers the Lawns and surrounding area of Dawlish including Piermont Place and the train station. It was approved by Teignbridge...

Proposals to extend Teign Estuary Trail

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:46pm

A public exhibition on proposals to extend the Teign Estuary Trail to Dawlish will be held later this month.

Devon County Council is currently exploring the next section of the Trail and how best to provide links through Dawlish.

The exhibition will be held at the Community Centre on Dawlish Strand, from 12noon to 7pm, on Friday 15 July.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on a number of route options which are being considered and will be on display at the exhibition.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with...

Woman injured in unprovoked attack

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:45am

Police are appealing for witnesses following an unprovoked assault in Dawlish on Saturday 18th June.

The incident took place between 9:20 and 10pm.

Two men and a woman left the Mount Pleasant Inn at around 9.20pm on Saturday 18th June and walked up Mount Pleasant Road. When the three went to cross the zebra crossing, a red Nissan Micra drove at the pedestrians in dangerous manners, which lead to the group having to jump out of the way.

The 21-year-old woman in the group suffered a broken ankle following this incident.

At around 10pm, a red Nissan Mirca...