Monday, February 27, 2017

Colyton

Appeal following burglary in Colyton

POLICE have released images of antiques stolen during a burglary at a property in Gullyshoot, Colyton, East Devon, between February 1st and 3rd. An unoccupied...

School leaders call for fair funding

THE headteacher and chairman of trustees of Colyton Grammar School have urged parents to appeal against proposed funding cuts. The government recently announced the second part...

Grammar school girls pick up geography awards

TWO students from Colyton Grammar School were presented with prizes at the Royal Geographical Society’s Young Geographer of the Year awards. Fern Acheson, aged...
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Police failure in recording crime

DEVON and Cornwall Police has been slammed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabularies (HMIC), who rated the force’s crime recording “inadequate” as it failed to...

Public urged to take part in consultation on council ward boundaries

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across East Devon to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries....

New body runs Devon Youth Service

DEVON'S Youth Service is now being run by a new and independent organisation. The change came into effect on February 1st and is the result of...

Backing for lorries’ sat nav rule

DEVON County Council has welcomed calls for local authorities to be given powers to tackle lorry drivers that flout height and weight restrictions. The Local Government...

Reminiscing at Colyton’s memory café

COLYTON, Colyford & District Memory Café welcomed a visit from the Forget-Me-Not Reminiscence Service at their last meeting. The team brought along a crate of...

Record collection for foodbank

By Megan Thornberry, Student Reporter COLYTON Grammar School students collected more than 2,000 food items for the Exeter Foodbank during a recent three-week appeal. The 2,157...

Tributes paid after second man dies following Branscombe collision

A SECOND man has died following the two-car collision on the A3052 at Branscombe on Friday, January 20th. Andrew Clargo, 54, from Colyton, died in hospital...

Devon schools’ funding is set to be slashed by a third

MORE than a third of Devon’s schools will lose out if new national funding figures aren’t revised, the county’s education chief has warned. Devon’s schools...

Local police force to recruit 150

DEVON and Cornwall Police will recruit almost 100 officers and 50 criminal investigators thanks to £24million of additional money as part of the Police and...

East Devon District Council withdraws appeal

EAST Devon District Council has taken the decision to withdraw its appeals against the Information Commissioner Office’s decision, which ordered EDDC to release details...

Shute children re-enact WWII evacuation

SHUTE Primary School organised a World War II re-enactment trip for children in years three and four starting in Seaton. Parents came to wave their children...

Church friends donate to organ fund

A £15,000 fundraising campaign was boosted when The Friends of St Michael’s Chapel of Ease in Colyford presented a £1,000 cheque to the church...

Weather warning for wind issued for South West

A YELLOW weather warning for wind has been issued for Dorset, Devon and Somerset. The warning from the Met Office is valid from 6am on...

Schools miss out on £100,000 funding

EAST Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire has urged his own Government to “go back to the drawing board and look again at the national funding...

New 24-hour phone service to help expectant mothers

A NEW 24-hour maternity triage service is set to launch at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, which will give expectant mums direct access to...

Rise in Devon crime due to more victims coming forward

RECORDED crime in the Devon and Cornwall Police area rose by almost six per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. There were 81,949 recorded crimes for...

Scottish theme for Memory Cafe meeting

THE Colyton, Colyford & District Memory Cafe started the New Year with a Scottish theme. The monthly crossword puzzle was full of New Year and...

Colyton web designer publishes third book to help beginners

COLYTON website designer Adrian W. West has produced his third book on web design. Adrian, a professional freelance web designer for 17 years, had his...

County council balances the books with job freeze

DEVON County Council has introduced a recruitment freeze with immediate effect to balance the books. The freeze does not include “business critical posts and posts where...

New chairman for Devon Wildlife Trust

DR PETA Foxall is the new board of trustees chairman at Devon Wildlife Trust. The board determines the trust’s strategic direction and, like all the charity’s trustee...

Outdoor learning is fun ‘whatever the weather’

COUNTRYSIDE education rangers with East Devon District Council (EDDC) say outdoor learning is not just for the summer. Schools can arrange year-round outdoor sessions with...

Revolutionary new system helps teach people to drive

A DRIVING instructor from East Devon has created a revolutionary system to help teach people with diverse needs how to drive. The ingenious system, which...

Colyford Goose Fayre wins award for having ‘sustainable place in community’

ORGANISERS of Colyford Goose Fayre were delighted when the event won an award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). The traditional event won...

Revolutionary new system helps East Devon residents to drive

A DRIVING instructor from East Devon has created a revolutionary system to help teach people with diverse needs how to drive. The ingenious system which...

Community café hands over cheque to The Project charity

COLYTON Community Café has given last year’s profits totalling £420 to local charity The Project. Based in Axminster, the charity helps young people with their...

Fire and rescue service recruiting full time firefighters for first time in years

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is for the first time in eight years starting to recruit new, full-time firefighters. The fire service has...

Changes to dog control rules

EAST Devon District Council are inviting residents to have their say on new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to encourage responsible dog ownership and...
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