Jurassic Coast Gateway nearing completion

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2013 - 5:04pm

Exmouth is taking pride of place at the Western end of the Jurassic Coast as finishing touches are applied to the Jurassic Coast Gateway.

The £500,000 scheme will be completed in time for the Easter holidays, transforming the Orcombe area of Exmouth and highlighting its status as the oldest part of the World Heritage Site.

Devon County Council has funded the improvements, working in partnership with East Devon District Council, Exmouth Town Council, the National Trust and Clinton Devon Estates, and in liaison with the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path Teams.


Exmouth RNLI SOS day raised over £2,500

Authored by Exmouth_RNLI
Posted: Sun, 03/17/2013 - 2:28pm

£2,590.47 was the total raised from the Exmouth RNLI SOS Day event, Six On Saddles. Held on Sunday 20 January, six volunteers from the lifeboat and shore crew cycled the Exe estuary to raise money towards the launch and recovery vehicle for the Shannon-class lifeboat expected in early 2014.

Max, Steve, Paul, Hedley, Lee and David donned their yellow oilskins and helmets to cycle the 22 mile route in sub-zero temperatures. Stopping off at sailing and fishing clubs along the route, the team collected money in buckets and were treated to lunch at Darts Farm. Starcross Fishing and...

East Devon District Council encourages shoppers and visitors with reduced parking charges

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:48pm

Motorists in East Devon will soon be able to take advantage of cut price parking deals around the district as several trial offers get underway.

Axminster, Honiton, Sidmouth and Exmouth are all set to benefit from deals in specific local car parks aimed at encouraging longer visits to town centres and visitor attractions. It’s part of a trial which aims to find out what long term parking offers the council might be able to make. It aims to boost local trade and keep high streets healthy whilst not reducing the parking income it receives, as this is used to fund essential local...

Councillors to look at changes to "Exmouth Splash" following consultation

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:40pm

East Devon District Council Cabinet next week will consider a report describing progress on the priority projects helping to regenerate Exmouth.

Part of the report brings all councillors up to speed on the Exmouth Splash, in particular the outcomes of the recent public consultation and some changes to the proposed scheme that local people have asked for.

Members will decide whether to give officers the green light to take forward actions to redevelop the Exmouth Splash area including discussion with interested parties and the processes to deliver new attractions such as...

Hospiscare calls on ladies to walk under the stars

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:30pm

With the Hospiscare Men’s Walk only a couple of weeks away, the charity has announced that registration opened on Thursday 28 February for the Ladies’ Starlight Walk.

The event, which is taking place on Saturday 11 May in Exmouth, has a new name, new route and new start time but the same feeling of togetherness, as ladies raise money for the charity which provides end of life care for patients in Exeter, mid and East Devon.

Formerly the Midnight Walk, the new Starlight Walk, which starts and finishes at Exmouth rugby club and is sponsored by estate agents Whitton and...

Police appeal for help following spate of shoplifting offences in Devon

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:22pm

Police are appealing to the public for help following a string of shoplifting offences in Devon. The four offences, which police believe involve the same men, occurred on the same day, 1 February, at shops in Exmouth, Teignmouth, Paignton and Torquay. At the Co-op in Dartmouth Road, Paignton at noon two men entered the rear of the store and stole 27 cases of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco products and four cases of chewing gum, total value in excess of £2,000. Then at around 1.10pm at the Co-Op in Ilsham Road in Torquay two men entered the store and together stole four bottles of Smirnoff...

Exmouth RNLI rescue two men in river Exe

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:15am

The Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat George Bearman was tasked at 6.17pm on Wednesday (20 February) by Brixham coastguard to rescue two men in the river Exe.

The casualties had jumped onto a moored yacht as their dinghy sank in difficult sailing conditions.

The charity’s three-man volunteer crew launched as darkness fell and winds were gusting force six, during an ebb tide. The team’s trained navigation skills were tested as the emergency call gave only details of the location, near Cockwood harbour.

The two men had been attempting to reach a speedboat moored on...

National Beach Lifeguard Course

Event Date: 
18/02/2013 - 9:00am to 22/02/2013 - 4:15pm

Calling all Potential Beach Lifeguards!

East Devon Training is running a RLSS UK National Beach Lifeguard Course during the week commencing the 18th February 2013.

The course qualifies you to apply for jobs on Beaches in the UK and abroad.

Minimum requirement is that you can swim 400m in less than 8 minutes.

Up for the challenge?

Contact Sarah or Andy on Tel. 07878 543 413



Landslip causes delays to First Great Western Trains

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:31am

Update: Following an earlier landslip between Exeter Central and Exmouth all lines have now reopened.

Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 10 mins or revised at short notice. Disruption is expected until 11:30 29/01.

Earlier: There are currently delays to First Great Western services due to a landslip, which is causing disruption near Exeter Central....

New activities for young people in Exmouth

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 5:15pm

Devon County Council's Devon Youth Service in Exmouth is starting new Wednesday evening sessions for people in school years seven and eight.

Between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, the Hive youth centre on Imperial Road is arranging activities including arts and crafts, table tennis, hall games, karaoke, cooking and more.

The sessions are run by two qualified youth workers with young volunteers.

The Hive provides a range of activities for young people throughout the week, including:...