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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

Buddies tackle cycle challenge for FORCE

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:01pm

A group of friends who all went to Dawlish School and share a love of cycling set out today (Friday July 31) to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in just seven days.

Brothers Ross and Simon Szender, Euan Stronge, Ross Williams, Mike Smith and Sam Partridge will cover more than 900 miles from the tip of mainland Scotland to the most westerly point in Cornwall.

They’re doing it to raise money for FORCE Cancer Charity and reached their initial target of £1,500 in sponsorship before they set out for Scotland.

Dawlish businesses join Riviera Line campaign

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:24am

Thirty Dawlish businesses have joined the campaign ‘Get here on the Riviera Line’ launched by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership’s Citizens’ Rail project. Window stickers encourage visitors to shops and cafes to travel there by the train on the line which runs from Exeter to Torbay through Dawlish.

Dawlish Carnival week

Event Date: 
08/08/2015 - 10:00am to 15/08/2015 - 11:00pm

Dawlish Carnival week is one of Devon's largest seaside carnivals, taking place over 7 days during August. Lots of free fun and entertainment for the whole family!

The Grand Carnival Procession will take place on Friday 16th August. The route runs for about 2½ miles through the town centre and the procession itself can reach up to over a mile in length - taking 1 - 1.5 hours to pass! The fun starts around 7.00pm.

There are many activities - many of them FREE to take part in - and events happening in and around Dawlish during Carnival week.

Cup thrown from car smashes coach windscreen

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:42pm

Police are appealing for information after the windscreen of a coach, carrying children, was damaged by a cup thrown from a car near Exeter.

The Hamilton Gray coach was travelling on the A379 Dawlish Road, near Exminster, at 4.10pm on Wednesday 8 July when the cup was thrown from a small red vehicle that was also moving at the time. 

The windscreen of the Volvo coach smashed, with glass showering the driver and passengers, who were children. No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

Awards for Devon engineering projects

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:57pm

Two Devon projects have been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West.

The awards were presented at the ICE Annual Project of the Year Awards in Bristol.

The Community Award was presented to the Exe Estuary Trail project, a cycle and walking route that extends over 16 miles set within the beautiful and sensitive backdrop of the Exe Estuary, on Devon’s south coast. It was described by judges as ‘an excellent example of a civil engineering project which benefits the community in a number of ways’