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Green light for changes on East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/02/2020 - 6:16pm

Recommendations for access changes on East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths, also known as Woodbury Common, were given the seal of approval by the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee (SEDHREC) last week.

Following the publication of an advisory report commissioned by East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust (EDPHCT) and SEDHREC, a public consultation was held between September and November 2019, where residents and visitors were asked to share their views on proposed improvements. The proposals were designed to enhance visitor experiences and at the same time...

Woodbury cardboard collection trial due to start in March

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:44am

Further information for the residents of Woodbury about a trial to collect cardboard in an additional recycling bag will be sent out later this month.

From March 1, around 850 households in the village will be asked to collect their cardboard in a white foldaway collection bag instead of their green recycling box and have it collected from the kerbside with their other recycling containers on their usual recycling collection day.

Every household will receive a letter from East Devon District Council’s recycling team with more information about the trial, and when their new...

Woodbury residents to trial additional recycling bag for cardboard

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 - 5:08pm

The residents of Woodbury will be trialling an additional recycling bag for the collection of cardboard from March.

Around 850 households in the village will be asked to collect their cardboard in a white foldaway collection bag instead of their green box and put the bag out at the kerbside with their other recycling containers on their usual recycling collection day.

Each household will receive a letter from East Devon District Council’s recycling team with more information about the delivery of the bags and a start date for the trial.

SUEZ, the council’s waste and...

Man arrested after Woodbury Salterton incidents

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:27am

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with incidents at Woodbury Salterton on New Year’s Day.

Police were called at 8.05am following a report of a man in a mask acting suspiciously in the village.

The man, who was in possession of a large blade, was seen outside an isolated property. He ran from the property after being seen by the occupants.

He was seen near another location in the village a short time later.

Firearms and local officers were deployed to the scene within five minutes and carried out a search for the man with the help of the...

Woodbury Common road closure planned

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2019 - 6:15am

Essential drainage improvements will be carried out on a section of the B3180 Woodbury Common Road this month.

The road will be closed for up to 12 days from Monday 7 January while work is carried out between Four Firs junction and Blackhill Quarry. The scheme involves the road being dug up which will make it impassable.

Those who normally use the B3180 to travel to Exeter or to connect to the A3052 will need to find an alternative route and allow extra time for their journey while the road is closed.

A signed diversion route will be in place.

New Multi Use Games Area for Woodbury

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 8:23am

Woodbury village near Exeter is celebrating the opening of a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) situated on the village playing field.

The MUGA, which has cost over £60,000, provides an all-weather playing surface for 5-a-side football, netball/basketball and cricket.

Located in Town Lane, it provides an excellent space for people to exercise and is surrounded on all sides by a steel mesh fence and has access for the disabled.

Finances for this facility came from a number of different sources including the Norman Family Trust, Devon Freemasons, East Devon District...

Hospiscare@Home Nurses 'Absolute Angels'

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2017 - 9:45am

Hospiscare@Home , the new service bringing the expertise of the hospice into the home for residents in and around Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Lympstone and Woodbury, has received touching feedback about one of the first patients to use the service.

Earlier this year, Katie, who lived on her own in East Budleigh, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given the prognosis that she had 3 months left to live.

Her best friend Alice explains further: “We knew at the end of 2016 that something wasn’t quite right. Katie and I have been best friends for years but I live...

Charity and fire service warn of wild fire threat

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:40pm

The threat of wild fires may seem like a long way off after a typically wet Bank Holiday weekend but a leading wildlife charity is now joining forces with an emergency fire service to warn of the rising risks that fire is posing to some of the region’s most treasured landscapes. Despite rain over the Bank Holiday the South West still finds itself in the middle of a prolonged dry spell which has left parts of the countryside vulnerable to wild fires.

With the long range weather forecast predicting little prospect of rain Devon Wildlife Trust has become concerned enough about the...

Firefighters tackle major blaze on Woodbury Common

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sun, 04/23/2017 - 8:19pm

Fire crews from across Devon and Somerset have been tackling a large gorse fire on Woodbury Common.

The blaze started art around 2pm today (Sunday) and smoke could be seen for miles across Exeter and Haldon Hill.

Twenty appliances were sent to tackle the flames that were fanned by high winds.

The B3180 is closed between Four Firs and Halfway Inn on the A3052.

Members of the public are asked to avoid the Woodbury area while Emergency Services deal with the fire.

Below is the full report from Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service HQ:

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Eight crews tackle East Devon property fire

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:54am

Eight fire crews have been tackling a blaze overnight in East Devon.

Fire Control received a call from a member of the public advising that they had a fire at their thatched property in Woodmanton, Woodbury.

Eight pumping appliances were mobilised, these included two from Exmouth station, one from Middlemoor station, one from Budleigh station, one from Topsham station, two from Exeter Danes Castle station and one from Sidmouth station.

Alongside these pumps a specialist water carrier was mobilised from Danes Castle station along with an incident command unit from...

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