Dozens of firefighters tackle huge blaze

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:26pm

Dozens of firefighers have been tackling a blaze at a breakers' yard at Gilbrook Road, Woodbury, near Exeter.

Crews were still on the scene this morning making the area safe.

Residents were evacuated yesterday afternoon and at one point 10 appliances were in attendance.

Meanwhile, the Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter surveyed the scene, as a large crowd gathered on the ground.

Below is the fire service log:

14:16 - 1 fire appliance from Sidmouth and 2 appliances from Exmouth were mobilised to numerous reports of a fire in a brakers yard at the...

A neighbourly invitation from Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park

Event Date: 
07/06/2014 - 10:00am to 08/06/2014 - 10:00am
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park invites its neighbours to visit the Park on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June to say a big thank you for their continued support of the Park and local tourism.

Local residents of Bishops Clyst, Clyst St Mary, Clyst St George, Farringdon, Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton will be treated to a complimentary day at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park upon presentation of a current utility bill to prove residency.

With over 60 rides and attractions, including the brand Flying Machine, Bugz Unlimited, The Lost World of Atlantis and Dino Jeeps as...

Devon couple nominated for best duo at Folk Awards

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:35am

Devon is full of successful musical artists and the list looks set to continue with the announcement that Devon locals Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry are nominated for best duo at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The awards, which celebrate their 15th anniversary this year, will see some of the biggest names in folk music come together under one roof to celebrate the UK’s thriving folk music scene.

Hannah and Phillip, who have lived in Woodbury for the past four years, are thrilled their hard work is to be recognised at this year’s event which is taking place on...

Royal Marines Commando Challenges - September 2014

Event Date: 
06/09/2014 - 9:00am to 07/09/2014 - 9:00am
Bicton Arena, East Budleigh

Have you got what it takes - to take on the world famous Royal Marines ENDURANCE training course - in the name of charity? 6 and 7 September will see the 24th annual running of this historic event in the heart of Devon.

The Commandant of the nearby Marine training centre has given permission for civilians to attempt the very same training course that the Royal Marines use each and every day.

Anyone over the age of 16 can enter and will need grit and determination but most of all a great sense of humour to test their fitness on the 4k FUN or 10k MARINE or the ultimate 17k...

Woodbury children choose exciting new play equipment

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:27am

Fantastic improvements to a playpark in Woodbury have taken a step closer to completion as local children have chosen their favourite design.

Woodbury Parish Council and East Devon District Council have been working closely together and with local children to make £25,000 worth of eagerly anticipated improvements to the Woodbury Village Green play area. This is a play area for children aged 8 and under.

£17,500 has been contributed by developers through Section 106 funding for play and £7,500 given to the project by Woodbury Parish Council. The Section 106 money was a...

Christmas art and craft fayre at Woodbury Village Hall

Event Date: 
16/11/2012 - 4:00pm
Woodbury Village Hall
Come along to Woodbury's annual Christmas art and craft fayre on 1st December for some early Christmas shopping. There will be lots of festive gifts by local crafters on sale including soft toys, ponchos, leather-bound paper books, teddy bears, wooden toys, vintage stalls, colourful festive papier-mache ornaments, Christmas decorations, cards, paper, cheeseboards, wooden bowls, plants, jewellery, hats, handbags and lots more. There will be Christmas carols, mulled wine and mince pies, teas and coffees. All funds go to St Swithun's Church. The fayre is open 10am-4pm.

Christmas gift ideas at Woodbury's annual winter fayre

Event Date: 
17/11/2012 - 2:00pm
Woodbury Village Hall
Woodbury's annual winter fayre takes place on Saturday 17th November from 2pm at Woodbury village hall. There will be colourful stalls, great ideas for Christmas, fancy goods, cakes, jams, chutneys, plants, books and more on sale. There will also be a visit from Father Christmas, face painting and games for children. Admission 50p, children free. Proceeds to St Swithun's and St Andrew's Churches.

Concert by Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir

Event Date: 
10/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Tower Street Church, Exmouth
Woodbury Salterton-Dumbutu Link invite you to a lively concert given by Budleigh Salterton male Voice Choir on Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 on the door. All proceeds direct to A Well for Women's Vegetable Garden Fund for Dumbutu in The Gambia.

New Chairman for Highly Successful Networking Group

Authored by Zebra Design
Posted: Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:33am
The EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative) held it's AGM on Friday 2nd November and appointed Peter Chubb as it's new Chairman. Peter gladly accepted his new role and looks forward to working with a vibrant new committee over the coming year as the group continues to expand and grow rapidly. Peter Chubb owns Chubb Contractors in Exmouth and is thrilled to be expanding his business and is now the owner of the brand new Kitchen Studio which will be opening soon in Exmouth on Pound Lane. With 37 members (and this number is growing from week to week) the EDBI is Exeter and Devon's fastest growing...

East Devon Business Initiative grows rapidly

Authored by Zebra Design
Posted: Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:14pm
The East Devon Business Initiative ( EDBI ) is a non-profit making, networking and referral group made up of enterprising small and medium sized businesses in the East Devon and Exeter areas. We aim to offer something different to other groups - put aside any of your traditional views about networking and enter a scene where the emphasis is nurturing relationships, rather than forcing referrals.... EDBI offers the value added extra of business support and advice as well as a regular schedule of informative and inspirational speakers. Every member has a chance to give a short presentation on...