Monday, February 27, 2017

Seaton

Seaton Heights site listed for auction

THE FORMER Seaton Heights motel site could go under the hammer at auction on March 24th. As reported last week Lyme Bay Leisure, the company behind plans...

Dog fouling: mayor considers ‘naming and shaming’ owners

SEATON mayor Cllr Marcus Hartnell says that ‘naming and shaming’ may be the way forward to reduce dog fouling in the town. He admits it would...

Town and beach clean all set for next month

SEATON Town Development Team’s annual big town and beach clean will be held on Saturday, March 4th. Volunteers will be out and about on the beach...

The clock is ticking for Seaton Heights

THE company behind the proposed Seaton Heights upmarket holiday complex says time is running out to find investors. Lyme Bay Leisure is hopeful that ongoing...

Seaton councillor leaves the Tories to become Independent

SEATON district and county councillor Jim Knight has announced that he has left the Conservatives to become an Independent. The decision was prompted by his...
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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...

Green light for 36 new homes in Seaton

CAMPAIGNERS say East Devon District Council (EDDC) contradicted its own Local Plan when granting permission for 36 houses to be built north of Rowan Drive...

‘Death Cafés’ come to East Devon

THREE ‘Death Cafés’ have been launched in East Devon, covering Honiton, Axminster and Seaton, with more being planned. A survey by the charity Dying Matters reveals...

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....

Coastguard deputy steps down

BEER’S Deputy Coastguard Station Officer, Paul Driver, is retiring from his post after 37 years of service. Mr Driver, who is Beer born and bred,...

Sara Perry publishes her third children’s book

SEATON-based psychic and therapeutic consultant Sara Perry has completed her third children’s book, ‘So…What If’. She said: “So…What If focuses on the issue of self-image...

RNLI: let there be light!

THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution shop in Beer could be opening far more often from now on – after it was finally linked to...

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...

Four men sentenced to a total of more than 20 years

CHARGES INCLUDED KIDNAP AND AGGRAVATED BURGLARY FOUR men have been sentenced to a total of more than 20 years in prison for a string of offences committed in Seaton...

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...

Storm damages Seaton seafront

SEATON seafront was battered by the elements when rain and strong winds hit last week. The damage included a length of collapsed wall at Fisherman’s Gap....

Up, up and away in Seaton

LOCAL TV cameras were on hand to witness Seaton Primary School’s ‘rocket launch’, as a weather balloon was sent to the upper reaches of the Earth’s...

East Devon triumphs at tourism awards

‘BUSINESS icons’ from East Devon did the district proud as they walked away from the South West Tourism awards last week, laden with trophies. Held...

Pedallers stage first ever ladies only ride

AXE Valley Pedallers (AVP) has appointed its first women’s cycling officer to encourage more ladies to take up cycling. The job has gone to Dawn Watkins,...
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Man in custody after attempted robbery

A MAN accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver in Seaton has been remanded in custody and will appear at Exeter Crown Court...

Can you give a name to the Wetlands tramper?

A POPULAR vehicle that helps the less mobile enjoy Seaton Wetlands is looking for a name. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Countryside team has asked the...

Big success for Beer Panto’s annual variety show

THE 2017 Beer Variety Show was once again a huge success.   For a third successive year the Mariners’ Hall was a sell-out, with a waiting...

Seaton seafront apartments given the go-ahead

DISTRICT councillors went against planners’ recommendations and cleared the way for an apartment complex to be built on Seaton seafront. Town councillors Martin Shaw and...

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...

Beer Film Society pays tribute to Kathy

BEER Film Society is this week mourning the shock loss of one of its most dedicated committee members, Kathy Boorman. Kathy was literally the welcoming...

Century old cartoons highlight of new Seaton Museum exhibition

THE new season at Seaton Museum is set to feature a temporary exhibition called ‘Items From the Archive’. This will include a series of small...

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...

Dog fouling rise on seafront and Harepath Road

SEATON mayor Councillor Marcus Hartnell and his fellow town councillors have heard that dog fouling incidents appear to have increased recently, in particular in Harepath...
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