Appeal after safe stolen in Dawlish burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:13am

A small safe has been stolen from St Mary’s Cottages, Exeter Street in Dawlish.

The burglary took place between 10am and 6pm on Thursday 9th June.

The burglar entered the property through a front groundfloor window, stealing the safe from inside.

The safe is a black ‘Sentry’ fireproof model, about the size of a home printer with a handle and a key lock on the front.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, and ask the public to be aware than the safe and its contents may have been dumped.

Anyone with...

Jewellery stolen in Dawlish burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:16pm

Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of sentimental jewellery was stolen from a property in Dawlish.

Several gold and silver rings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets, similar to the items pictured, were taken during the burglary at a property in Badlake Hill on Wednesday 15 June, sometime between 8.10am and 7.20pm.

A sapphire and diamond gold eternity ring, a ruby and diamond gold ring, a silver necklace with a green Chinese letter pendant and a Rotary gents’ chronograph watch were among the items taken.

Enquiries are continuing to locate the...

Police concerned for missing Dawlish man

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:14pm

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a man missing from Dawlish.

Michael Coldrick, aged 28 and from Dawlish, was last seen in Dawlish town centre at around 1.45pm on Friday 27 May.

Michael also has links to the St Austell area.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms. He is white, around 6ft tall, with dark short hair, a full beard, of stocky build and wears glasses. He may also be wearing a grey hoody with the Animal logo on it.

Anyone who sees Michael or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or email...

Devon author writes new history of Dawlish railways

Authored by Exe Reporter
Posted: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:05am

Britain’s Scenic Railways: Dawlish The Railway from Exeter to Newton Abbot By Colin J. Marsden

The 21 mile railway line from Exeter to Newton Abbot passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in the country, from Exeter skirting the River Exe, passing the picturesque Powderham Estate and the photogenic Cockwood Harbour before traversing the stunning Dawlish Sea Wall section between Langstone Rock and Lea Mount in Dawlish.

The line then dives in and out of five tunnels before travelling along the Teignmouth Sea Wall, then passing through the town of Teignmouth,...

New ‘green’ energy system for leisure centre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/25/2016 - 8:58am

A new renewable energy system has recently been installed at Dawlish Leisure Centre, as part of the much needed upgrade to the building management system.

The new biomass heating system is fuelled by wood pellets, which burn more cleanly than traditional fossil fuels and are practically carbon neutral because they use natural resources.

The installation of the biomass heating system is part of Teignbridge District Council’s ongoing plan to reduce waste and the reliance on fossil fuels, become more energy efficient, save on costs and protect the environment for future...

Jewellery stolen in Dawlish burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:25pm

Police in Dawlish are appealing for information following a house burglary in the Town.

The incident occurred between 12.30pm and 1pm on Wednesday 3 February at a property in Plantation Terrace, Dawlish.

Entry to the property was gained via a rear conservatory window and once inside and following a search, jewellery was stolen from a bedroom.

A witness recalls seeing a man on the driveway of the attacked property at the material time.

He is described as being a white man, aged in his 20s – 30s, 5ft 9in tall, medium / stocky build, with short dark grade one...

Cofton Country Holidays opens new fitness studio

Authored by Gill Vosper
Posted: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 7:45am

Devon’s favourite multi-award-winning holiday park, Cofton Country Holidays near Dawlish Warren, is celebrating the opening of its brand new on-site fitness studio with a host of special offers and a range of new classes to help locals get lean in 2016.

Following two months of work and an investment of over £20,000 in the new fitness studio, Cofton is all set to welcome guests to a variety of classes for all abilities including spinning, high intensity interval training, Zumba, pilates, yoga, thighs, bums and tums, and kettlebells.

Early bird sessions start from 06.00am...

Rail line disruption will get worse in the future

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:00am

Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 per cent of each year by 2040 and almost a third by 2100, a new study suggests.

The cost of maintaining tracks and sea defences could also soar as predicted sea level rises, coupled with coastal storms and floods, pose major challenges for rail operators and governments.

The research, published in the Journal of Transport Geography, focusses on the impact of sea level rises on the Dawlish to Teignmouth stretch of the main London to Penzance route, which was closed for two months in early...

New Dawlish cycle link approved

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/15/2015 - 3:58pm

Proposals for a safe cycle link between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish town centre has been approved.

Councillors at Devon County Council’s Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, backed a scheme which will extend the Exe Estuary walking and cycling route from Dawlish Warren towards Dawlish Town Centre.

The scheme, which has an estimated cost of £621,485, is one of several which, when combined, will eventually link Dawlish Warren to Dawlish Town Centre.

Once completed it will create a shared use footway/cycle route on the south western side of Exeter Road.


Father Christmas to reopen pool and cafe at Cofton Country Holidays

Authored by Gill Vosper
Posted: Tue, 12/15/2015 - 10:25am

Devon’s favourite multi-award-winning holiday park, Cofton Country Holidays near Starcross and Dawlish, is readying itself for the much anticipated reopening of its heated indoor Ashburn Springs Pool on Saturday 19th December.

Following over a month of renovations undertaken in readiness for the busy Christmas school holidays, the family friendly pool, steam room, sauna, soft play area and Amelia’s Café will be reopened by no less than Santa himself, who will be giving away free children’s presents from 11am-4pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

As an added bonus anyone...