Monday, May 29, 2017

Colyton

Andrew Moulding is new EDDC chairman

A SENIOR councillor, with decades of experience in local government, has been elected as the new chairman of East Devon District Council (EDDC). Cllr Andrew Moulding...

Expanded recycling service rolls out

MORE than 50,000 households in East Devon are just a few weeks away from being able to recycle more items than ever before when a...

Colyford opens much-awaited play park

COLYFORD children were able to enjoy the new play park near the grammar school after a local landowner donated the site to the district...

Nunsford Nutters host second bed race

THE Wiscombe Warriors triumphed in The Colyton Mighty Bed Race 2017. This year’s race saw six teams negotiate three laps of a tricky Colyton town...

No charges to be brought against MP and PCC

DEVON and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh have both been cleared by the Crown Prosecution Service, following...

Will police investigation halt villages plan?

EAST Devon District Council (EDDC) has refused to say whether or not the Colyton element of a villages plan process will be suspended until...

Households ‘bombarded’ with council info packs

EAST Devon District Council has apologized for any inconvenience caused after almost 3,000 households were ‘bombarded’ with recycling information. The council is about to introduce major...

Initiative to boost food waste recycling in East Devon

MORE than 2,000 pledges to recycle food waste have been made by Devon residents. Last month Devon residents were given the chance to win a composting...

School pupils see success in Formula One competition

TWO teams from Colyton Grammar School were successful in the F1 In Schools Challenge Regional Finals, held at South Devon University Technical College. The competition...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

Judicial review funding bid fails in Seaton, but fight for hospital beds not over

COUNTY councillor Martin Shaw's bid to raise money to seek judicial review of the decision to...

Colyton student enjoys South Africa cricket tour

TOM Simmons (15), a Year 10 student at Colyton Grammar School, has recently returned from a cricket tour of South Africa with the Devon...

Death Cafés bid to banish taboo

ACTION East Devon wants to stop the taboo of talking about death by organising Death Café Conversations across the area, plus sessions to help people...

Colyton Brownies get out and about in deer park

COLYTON Brownies recently visited Woodend Deer Park with Ruth Worsley from the Legacy to Landscape project. The girls were lukcy enough to spot a herd...

‘Long Way Down’ cyclists head to France

A TEAM of 12 cyclists from the Colyton area will take on Le Petit Tour de Manche route for charity later this month. The ‘Long...

Lorry trailers on fire near Colyton

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze involving four lorry trailers, being used for storage, at Lower Wadden, Southleigh, near Colyton. Firefighters were called at 3.05pm today...

Two more candidates announced to stand against MP Neil Parish

CONSERVATIVE MP Neil Parish now knows the identity of two of his main competitors in the upcoming general election. Caroline Kolek will stand for Labour...
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Recorded crime up in Devon and Cornwall

THERE has been a 10.6 per cent rise in recorded crime in Devon and Cornwall, according to recently published statistics. Released on April 27th, the statistics...

Local MPs demand fairer funding for Devon schools

A GROUP of Devon MPs – including Sir Hugo Swire and Neil Parish – have written to the Prime Minister, asking her to “unequivocally” recommit...

Praise for dance Starz*

ALL JM DanceFit Little and Junior Starz, including children from Beer, Seaton and Colyton primary schools, received performance certificates for their hard work and enthusiasm...

Easter celebrations at Colyton’s memory cafe

COLYTON, Colyford & District memory Cafe recently celebrated Easter and the arrival of spring. The afternoon opened with hand and arm exercises, using stress balls...

Council information on recycling changes

KEY information about improvements to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) household recycling and waste collection service is in the post. Cardboard, plastics, cartons and small electrical...

Fair raises £690 for National Trust

THE Axe Valley Centre of the National Trust held its annual spring fair in Colyford on Saturday, raising £690. The event was held in Colyford...

Annual Bluebell Day to be held over Bank Holiday weekend

EAST Devon District Council's Countryside team and the Holyford Woodland Trust are preparing for the annual Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods on Monday, May...

Case file against PCC to be handed over to Crown Prosecution Service

THE case file into Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez’s spending at the 2015 General Election – when she was responsible for...

Feedback wanted on East Devon Villages Plan

EAST Devon District Council (EDDC) is seeking feedback on its preferred version of the East Devon Villages Plan. Following a previous public consultation, the council has...

Devon Tories go against own policy on schools’ funding

DEVON Conservatives have launched a petition against their own Government, calling on them to properly fund the county’s schools. East Devon MP Hugo Swire has...

Extra money for South West roads

DEVON and Somerset county councils will be able to bid for a share of £490million of government funding to improve their roads. The funding, which will...

Colyton Community Cafe selects this year’s charity

COLYTON Community Cafe has announced that this year’s profits will be donated to St Petrock’s in Exeter, a charity that helps improve the lives...

Devon County Council candidates announced

THE names of the candidates standing for Devon County Council in the East Devon area have been announced. The public will go to the polls on...
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