Solidarity Walk from Exeter to Dawlish

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:32am

More than thirty people participated in the Devon Churches’ Green Action pilgrimage on 5th December to draw attention to the Paris Climate Summit, and to make connections between global climate impacts and with local vulnerability in the lower Exe Valley.

The walkers (and a couple of cyclists) left South Street Baptist Church in Exeter and reached Dawlish Methodist Church five hours later, with a break for lunch and prayers at St. Clement’s Church at Powderham on the way. Those joining in included members of different Christian traditions and none, but all with a common goal of...

Dawlish man jailed for murdering wife

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 2:40pm

A 37-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his wife at Exeter Crown Court today (Tuesday 3 November).

James Luke McDonald (pictured) of Kingsdown Crescent, Dawlish, was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum term of 17 and a half years, for the murder of Sophie McDonald in January.

Sophie (pictured) was reported missing to police at around 6.40pm on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

An extensive search was undertaken by specialist officers and volunteer search and rescue groups.

Sophie’s body was later discovered at a property in Iddesleigh...

Fresh appeal after beach huts arson attack

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:02am

Police have renewed their appeal for information into arson attacks which caused more than £30,000 damage at a Dawlish beach.

Eight beach huts at Coryton Cove were destroyed after being set alight in the early hours of Wednesday 16 September.

The fire spread and gutted a nearby boat while two benches were also wrecked by fire in a separate incident within a day of the attack.

Officers are continuing their enquiries into the arson attacks and appealing for the public’s help with the investigation.

PC Ray Faichney, neighbourhood beat Manager for Dawlish, said...

Sea wall sponsored walk a great success

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:33am

The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership organised a successful sponsored walk on Saturday 10th October to celebrate the reopening of the sea wall for walkers and raise around £1,000 for good causes in Teignmouth and Dawlish.

Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers led the 40 walkers who included local councillors, Dawlish and Teignmouth Walk this Way, the Friends of Dawlish and Teignmouth Stations, Dawlish Solidarity for Refugees and a representative of Network Rail’s ‘Orange Army’.

The walkers were welcomed at the Strand Centre in Dawlish by MP Anne Marie Morris, Howard Almond,...

Free gym and swim sessions in Teignbridge

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 09/05/2015 - 6:37am

Teignbridge leisure centres are encouraging a healthy lifestyle by joining in with National Fitness Day on Wednesday 9 September.

Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, Broadmeadow Sports Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre are providing free swims, gym sessions and other events for everyone as part of National Fitness Day.

People across the country will be given access to gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and park sessions throughout the UK in what is being billed as the country’s largest celebration of physical activity.

National Fitness Day 2015 will build upon the success...

Three treated after Dawlish house blaze

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:26pm

Three people needed treatment after fire broke out at a property in Dawlish in the early hours of this morning (Monday 31 August).

Fire crews were called to a report of smoke issuing from a property in Roscoff Road, Dawlish just before 2am.

One fire appliance from Dawlish and two from Teignmouth attended the incident.

The three-storey building is used as flats. The fire was in the kitchen of the ground-floor flat and involved tea towels and a washer dryer.

Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet and a...

Dawlish - Tuesday 20th October: Mediumshiip with Justin and Louise

Event Date: 
20/10/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Guiding Light Dawlish, Hedley Way Centre, Manor Gardens. Dawlish, Devon EX7 9AG

7.30pm - £3 at the door.

Guiding 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.

Bookmark our website : guidinglightdawlish.webs.com/ Join our Facebook group at ’Guiding Light Dawlish’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Guidinglightdawlish/

We look forward to seeing you. Please note we are an independant Spiritual centre. We are not...

Hundreds to benefit from tidal flood scheme

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:29am

The Environment Agency is reviewing options to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary in Devon. The proposed scheme is estimated to reduce flood risk to over 600 residential and commercial properties.

The scheme is being accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding the 6-year flood defence programme.

The coastal villages of Starcross and Cockwood lie on the west side of the Exe Estuary and the area has a history of flooding. With the expectation of increased storminess and sea level rise, the Environment Agency...

Event marks completion of Dawlish rail line repairs

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:57am

Residents are invited to an event to celebrate the completion of Network Rail’s work in Dawlish to repair the damage caused by last year’s storms and make the area more resilient for the future.

Over the last few weeks the ‘orange army’ completed the final milestone in their 18-month project to repair Dawlish’s railway line; rebuild and strengthen the sea wall; and carry out cliff stabilisation work at Teignmouth, to prevent any future extreme weather causing the level of damage that occurred last year.

The final phase of this momentous project involved building a new wall...

Funding bid expected for sections of Teign Estuary Trail

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2015 - 8:12am

Sections of the Teign Estuary Trail are expected to be included in a funding bid for cycling improvements across Devon which the County Council is planning to submit later this year.

Devon County Council is hoping to put the bid to the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which, if prioritised, would then be submitted as part of a wider bid to Government for Growth Deal funding.

The Dawlish to Teignmouth and Kingsteignton to Passage House sections are likely to be included in Devon’s bid. Although timescales are yet to be confirmed, a decision on the...