Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Colyton

MPs in Devon pay tribute to emergency services and victims after Westminster terror attacks

SIR Hugo Swire and Neil Parish Have both paid tribute to the emergency services and victims following yesterday's (March 22nd) terror attacks outside of...

Colyford hall packed for Seaton Hospital bed closure protest meeting

COLYFORD Memorial Hall was packed for East Devon Alliance's (EDA) public meeting today (Saturday) to fight...

Warning over council tax scam

RESIDENTS across South Somerset and East Devon are being warned to be wary of Council Tax scams that may be prevalent in the next few...

EDDC plans for housing company

EAST Devon District Council is looking to set-up its own local housing company to play a more significant role in the local housing market and...

MP welcomes social care boost

EAST Devon MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has welcomed the Government’s decision to plough billions of pounds extra into the social care system saying it will...

Big local support for NHS rally in London

EAST Devon was well represented at the recent rally in London, calling on the Government to stop the privatisation of the NHS. Coachloads of residents travelled...

Plans submitted for micro-brewery in Colyton

COLYTON could have its own micro-brewery if a planning application is approved. A planning application has been submitted to East Devon District Council, requesting permission...

Children pick their favourite design for Colyford play park

LOCAL children from Colyford have chosen the design for an eagerly-anticipated play area in the village. Despite the size of Colyford - 707 people...

Council wants to reduce food waste

DEVON County Council has joined forces with local and regional authorities across six other European countries on a new four-year research project, aimed at reducing...

Colyton marks World Book Day

CHILDREN in Colyton celebrated World Book Day last Thursday. Colyton Pimary School concentrated on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ this year, with nuemerous Jacks, herds of...

CCG remove more hospital beds in East Devon

HOSPITAL beds in Seaton and Honiton face the same fate as those that were in Ottery St Mary and Axminster – they’re being removed by...

Antiques stolen in Colyton break-in

ANTIQUES of a highly sentimental value were stolen during a burglary at a property in Gullyshoot, Colyford. The break-in took place at some point from...

Three EDA candidates to stand in May

EAST Devon Alliance (EDA) is fielding a total of three candidates in May’s Devon County Council election. Martin Shaw (Seaton and Colyton ward), Paul Hayward...

Former tourism chairman returns to role

CHRIS Murray has returned as chairman of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA) after more than 12 years. His election in November sees him return...

Colyton Grammar School to remember former pupils who died in WWI

COLYTON Grammar School are producing a musical commemoration to mark the centenary since local men died in the First World War, including 11 former...

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...
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