6ft deep hole opens up in Exmouth's Portland Avenue

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 11/25/2012 - 10:47am
Portland Avenue in Exmouth is closed in both directions between the B3178 Salterton Road junction and the Douglas Avenue junction, because of a sewer collapse due to heavy rainfall, which has created a 6ft deep hole. Photo courtesy of David Bunton Exmouth

49-hour radio show raises over £1,800

Authored by BayFM1064
Posted: Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:50am

Local radio presenter Chris Tees has just completed broadcasting non-stop for 49 hours to raise funds towards the cost of launching a local community radio station.

Chris said “I planned to do 48 hrs, but forgot about the clocks going back that weekend when I booked the time off work but, I was determined to do the whole weekend. It was extremely hard especially watching the studio clock go back an hour Sunday morning”.

The challenge raised just over £900 with help from the other volunteers at the station who supported Chris throughout with food and coffee.


Exeter Swim school make a splash for Exmouth RNLI

Authored by Anonymous
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:04pm

Splash Swim school hosted a gala style mini-Olympics on 19 October, raising £145 for Exmouth RNLI. Splash Swim school teachers and parents volunteered their time to host a competitive event at Middlemoor giving children from as young as four, the opportunity to compete in swimming races.

26 children attended and all received a medal for entry, competing in the main strokes: front crawl; back crawl; butterfly and breaststroke. Depending on their age and ability, the competitors raced half lengths, full lengths, two lengths and took part in a fun woggle race. Points were earned for...

Exmouth traders celebrate Pop-up Cash bonus

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 10/30/2012 - 2:05pm
Exmouth’s Town Team and local MP Hugo Swire are celebrating after hearing that their bid for Town Team Partner status has been successful and £10k of funding has been awarded for setting up pop-up shops in Exmouth’s beleaguered town centre. This follows the announcement by Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk that hundreds of towns across the country are being offered support that will help them revitalise their high streets. The Exmouth Town Team is a grouping of independent traders in town, plus the Chamber of Commerce, Residents and Traders Association, the Town Council and East Devon District...

No 10 adviser to help with Council’s Centres of Excellence

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2012 - 3:13pm
A member of the Prime Minister’s ‘champion’ group on Dementia Friendly Communities is to help and advise Devon County Council on how their new multi-million pound dementia care Centres of Excellence should be run, it has been announced. Ian Sherriff and research colleagues from Plymouth University have been appointed by the Council to help make sure that their new Centres of Excellence not only provide first-rate care to people staying as residents, but also that they support the great many people living with dementia in their surrounding communities, and their carers. The University will...

Exmouth to host Plymouth in Devon Bowl

Authored by robbiejennings
Posted: Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:25am

The Pilgrims travel to the East Devon coast for tonight's Edenvale Turf Devon St Lukes Challenge Cup 2nd Round clash with Exmouth Town. Though the visitors from League Two are likely to field a young side, the tie poses a tough task for the SWPL Premier side who are facing a club six tiers above themselves. Town last year stunned St James Park by taking an early lead and holding at 2-2 by the hourmark, eventually losing 4-2 to a mostly professional Exeter City squad. Exmouth will also take encouragement from Argyle's previous shock losses to Ilfracombe, Dawlish, Barnstaple,...

East Devon dogs invited to special day out

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:45am

Calling all dogs in East Devon. Why not give your owners a treat on Sunday 27 April and ‘lead’ them to a charity event specially designed around for people and pooches?

East Devon District Council is hosting another charity ‘Dogs' Day Out’ from 10am to 4pm. Pet owners and their canine companions can enjoy a huge range of free activities in aid of The Dogs' Trust.

Free micro chipping, a fun dog show, agility displays, a tombola and free giveaways are all on offer as EDDC promotes responsible dog ownership in a fun, friendly way.

Over 10 stalls will feature...

Selection criteria approved for Queen’s Drive Leisure Area

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:01pm

East Devon District Council’s Cabinet agreed the selection criteria that will be used when considering bids for the development of the Queen’s Drive Leisure Area, the prime nine-acre site on Exmouth’s seafront, at their meeting on 2 April.

The site is currently being marketed following outline planning approval obtained in December 2013 for the development of the site into a recreation and leisure zone.

East Devon District Council owns the site and is looking for one or more developer to take the site forward. Now Cabinet has agreed the criteria to be used to decide which...

Teaching Trust helps Jurassic Coast project get creative

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:07pm

The Dorset and East Devon Jurassic Coast Team has been awarded £75,000 from the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

This money will help primary schools across the region to develop resources for the new national curriculum, due to be launched in September.

The new Big Jurassic Classroom (BJC) project focuses on recruiting teachers to act as ambassadors for the Jurassic Coast and on three particular areas of work; teacher placements with scientists, teacher training days and creating resources for schools.

Teachers in Dorset and East Devon will work alongside scientists...

Everys invests in succession planning to leave firm in safe hands

Authored by Everys
Posted: Thu, 10/31/2013 - 4:05pm

Everys Solicitors in Exmouth has begun a succession plan to ensure this branch of the firm is left in safe hands.

Long-serving Everys legal expert Clive Dixon has worked at the Exmouth branch as a qualified solicitor for 44 years and actually started his training with the firm’s predecessor, W Linford Brown & Sons, in 1964. A general practitioner, Mr Dixon will be reducing his hours in the near future but Everys has already put plans into action to ensure a smooth transition of his caseload.

James Griffin, Everys’ managing partner, said: “Clive has nearly 50 years of...