Beach Rescue Club is handed keys to new hut

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 9:23pm

Exmouth Beach Rescue Club were officially handed the keys to their new lifeguard hut at Orcombe Point at the weekend.

On Sunday Councillor Tom Wright, EDDC’s Deputy Portfolio Holder for the Environment, handed over one of the former Council Lifeguard huts for the club to use during the summer season at Orcombe Point. The club has had to put quite a bit of work into making the hut usable again as it has been standing idle for several years.

Despite the work required to get it up to scratch, the Beach Rescue Club will find that the hut fulfils a very important role for them....

Time to go fishing - for your own equipment!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:19pm

If this is your fishing equipment, the time has come to catch it and carry it off!

The nets, floats and weights have been stacked without permission at East Devon District Council’s Camperdown depot in Exmouth.

EDDC has been happy to turn a blind eye until now, but with improvement work now planned it all needs to be removed.

The Council is now politely requesting that whoever owns the equipment makes arrangements to have it removed before 31 August 2013. Anything remaining after this date will have to be disposed of without further notice.


Imaginative writing workshop at A la Ronde

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:39pm

Why not take advantage of a long summer evening by attending an imaginative writing workshop at A la Ronde?

The workshop, held from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 4 July, is led by short story writer, Meredith Miller.

Fiction and fiction and non-fiction prose is the focus and Meredith hopes to use the unique history of the property as a starting point to inspire writers of all levels to develop their voice and use their imagination. To get those literary and creative thought processes flowing there will be a pre-workshop guided tour of the house at 4pm.


Big Butterfly Weekend

Event Date: 
05/07/2013 - 10:00am to 06/07/2013 - 5:00pm
A la Ronde, Exmouth

From a tiny egg, via a crawly caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly, come and celebrate the butterflies and moths that are native to Britain on 5 and 6 July at A la Ronde, near Exmouth.

The Big Butterfly Weekend, which runs from 11am–4pm, will have experts on hand to help you discover all sorts of interesting facts about these fascinating creatures. You will be able to take a guided walk in the wildflower meadow to find out how to spot and identify some of our native species (take your own binoculars); and you can learn about the plants that attract butterflies.

This year...

Win free family tickets to Bicton Fest 2013

Authored by OTME
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:43am

On Track Music Events have collaborated with those lovely guys and gals at Bicton College to bring you Devon’s brand new music festival ... Introducing Bicton Fest 2013!

A sensational one-day music festival featuring two stages packed with some of the very best up-and-coming unsigned artists in the UK. Set overlooking a lake in the stunning grounds of a Georgian manor house… Don’t be fooled by the word ‘College’ as there is nothing ‘Grange Hill’ about this venue what so ever!

With Early Bird Tickets available from as little as £5.00 be sure to get your hands on some ASAP...

The 3rd Velo Vintage Occasion & Ride

Event Date: 
15/06/2013 - 3:00pm

The 3rd Velo Vintage Occasion & Ride starts and finishes in Exmouth on Saturday 15 June 2013.

Velo Vintage is a father and son partnership run by Alistair and Sebastian Cope who both live in East Devon. Their motto “Time to cycle, converse, take tea and dress with style” describes very well their two previous events held during 2012 that proved to be a feast for your eyes.

You need to book your place online at www.velovintage.co.uk and then registration takes place at about 10am on the day, with plenty of time for a coffee, conversation and time to admire the...

Firefighters visit boat owners during Boat Safety Week (25-31 May)

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:25am

Devon has a variety of waterways from marinas, canals, lakes, coastal inlets, harbours and quays. Throughout Boat Safety week 25- 31 May, firefighters will be handing out leaflets and talking to boat owners to ensure they make vital safety checks, helping them to protect themselves, their passengers as well as their boat.

Watch Manager Nigel Snowshall from White Watch in Exmouth spoke with Chris Wilton, harbourmaster at Exmouth Marina. Chris said: “Exmouth Marina is delighted to support the Boat Safety campaign being run by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Any...

Beer children choose their exciting new play equipment

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:20am

A much anticipated revamp of an uninspiring playpark in Beer has taken a step closer to completion as local children have chosen their favourite design.

Beer Parish Council and East Devon District Council have been working closely together and with local people to make £17,500 worth of eagerly anticipated improvements to the Ash Hill play area. £7,500 has been contributed by developers through Section 106 funding for play.

This type of contribution was a condition of planning approval for a number of developments in the area. Beer Parish Council then successfully applied...

Photo gallery: Exmouth enjoys a (mostly) sunny Bank Holiday Weekend

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:52am

As the Exmouth Festival well and truly got under way all over Exmouth, visitors to Exmouth and residents alike were enjoying some spring sunshine in traditional fashion.

Monday's festivities will include James Bartholomew, Budleigh Ukulele Strumming Club, Falling Trees, and Exeter-based retro indie/shoegaze band whose debut CD ‘The Memories That Hold Us together’, received widespread critical acclaim.

For a full line up visit http://www.exmouthfestival.org.uk

Photo gallery by David Bunton

What’s on in and around Exeter this bank holiday weekend (24-27 May)

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:45pm

All you need to plan for a fun-packed Bank Holiday weekend...


Vienna Festival Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Friday, 7.30pm, Exeter Corn Exchange A classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil. Tickets: £20 adult, £15 under 16s. Box office: 01392 665938. www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange

Theatre Open Day Saturday, 10am-4pm, Exeter Northcott Theatre If you've always wanted to go behind the scenes, now's your chance as the Exeter Northcott throws open...