East Devon councillors celebrate newly refurbished Redgates play area in Exmouth

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:51am

Exmouth’s Redgates play area has been given a new lease of life following £100,000 worth of improvements and children from the town are loving it!

East Devon District Councillors today (16 January 2020) celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Redgates play area in Exmouth, which has been given a new lease of life following £100,000 worth of improvements.

East Devon District Council has funded the new equipment from its capital budget to replace the old play equipment which had been there for more than 30 years.

Marpool Primary School and the Get Up and Go...

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted on train in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 01/18/2020 - 5:51pm

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image following a report of a sexual assault on a train between Digby and Sowton and Exmouth railway station.

The incident happened between 5.45pm and 6.10pm on Friday 27 December.

A man is reported to have boarded a train at Digby and Sowton station before standing behind a woman and touching her inappropriately.

Officers would like to speak to the man in the image who may have information that could help their investigation.

Anyone who knows him is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50...

Passenger numbers increase on enhanced bus service

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:08am

The CONNexIONS service updated and replaced the service 56 in October 2018. Between then and October last year, the service has been used by over 220,000 passengers. That’s up from almost 165,000 on service 56 in the previous year – an increase of over 33%.

Stagecoach South West, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have worked in partnership to establish the CONNexIONS service.

Funding from Devon County Council and East Devon District Council, via the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, has helped improve the route between Exeter St David’s, the City...

Stagecoach South West helps passengers make the most of the festive season

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/11/2019 - 4:18pm

Stagecoach South West has introduced a new Group niterider travel ticket, in time for Christmas. This enables passengers to make the most of the Christmas season with discounted group travel.

The group niterider ticket offers groups of up to 5 adults unlimited travel for just £10 after 7pm on any Stagecoach bus (including Night-Buses).

This special offer, which has been introduced in time for Christmas, gives groups of friends and families the chance to soak-up the festive atmosphere with Christmas markets, late night shopping and celebrations taking place across the region...

Day Trips to Sidmouth

Event Date: 
31/05/2020 - 11:00am to 26/09/2020 - 11:00am
Stuart Line Cruises

Have a great day out in Devon by taking a boat trip to enjoy the Regency town of Sidmouth. Sailing from Exmouth Marina take time to relax as we travel along the Jurassic Coast taking in all the sights and sounds of Britain’s only natural World Heritage Site. Landing onto the pebbled beach at Sidmouth you will have around 3 hours ashore to explore the gardens, cafes, boutiques and shops before we return you back to Exmouth just after 5.00pm. Sailing dates vary take a look at the website to find out more https://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/day-trip-to-sidmouth/

Hemingway Design reveal their vision for Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/20/2019 - 5:48pm

Yesterday evening (Thursday 14 November 2019), Wayne Hemingway presented his team’s vision for Queen’s Drive Exmouth.

Around 200 people attended the public exhibition at the Ocean Centre on Exmouth seafront to listen to Hemingway Design and to ask questions. The audience was made up of Exmouth people, businesses and community organisations all with an interest in the town’s future success.

A steady flow of local people had already visited Ocean the day before (Wednesday 13 November) for a preview of the exhibition and to discuss with members and council officers their...

Taking Queen’s Drive phase 3 to the next stage of redevelopment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:34pm

Exmouth residents, local businesses, clubs and groups are invited to Ocean in Exmouth on Thursday 14 November, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm to hear Hemingway Design present the results of the consultation and public engagement work they carried out for Phase 3 of the Queen’s Drive site in Exmouth.

A preview of Hemingway Design’s findings will be on display at Ocean from 12pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 13 November.

Hemingway Design will be sharing their analysis of the 1300 responses received as part of their consultation exercise held in summer 2018.

The Queen’s Drive Vision...

Photo: Jonny McGrady/NEMM.co.uk

Coronation Street star returns for Exmouth Pavilion panto

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:36am

It may only be August however panto bosses at Exmouth Pavilion are already working hard towards their biggest pantomime to date. This year Trio Entertainment will return to produce The fun-filled family favourite "Jack and The Beanstalk” starring Coronation Streets and Dancing On Ice star ‘Steven Arnold” best known for his role as Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street.

It was in 1996 that he made his debut in the soap and he remained there for the next 15 years. Out of all the memorable storylines he was given, the one Steven picks as his favourite is one of the first he did....

How Krispies in Exmouth became the best fish & chips shop in the UK

Authored by HarryWild
Posted: Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:40am

Winners of Britain’s prestigious National Fish and Chip Shop Awards 2019, it’s no secret that Krispies in Exmouth is a destination fish and chip shop, attracting customers well beyond a fish and chips shop’s usual radius. Run by husband and wife duo and a cherished crew, Tim and Kelly Barnes have worked frier by frier for nearly 19 years, honing down their skill in cooking the nation’s favourite takeaway dish to perfection.

Running a business with a model that specialises in serving one type of vegetable cooked in one way is a bold move and needs utter self-confidence and...

David For, Chris Fayers, Malcolm and Pam Carver outside River Exe Cafe unit

Exmouth Quay marks 28 years of regeneration

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:10am

The transformation of a derelict docks to a thriving community were celebrated on Tuesday 12 June when Chris Fayers, Director of Exmouth Quay developers Eagle One Homes met up with the Quay’s first residents Malcolm and Pam Carver and David Foa, Owner of the River Exe Cafe who has taken up the very last commercial unit.

In 1991, the docks at Exmouth Quay were derelict and the future for this end of Exmouth seafront looked bleak. But where others saw industrial decline Chris Fayers from Eagle One saw the opportunity to create an exceptional new residential area.

Chris said...