Tidal defence, Exmouth

Construction of the Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme to recommence in January

Construction work on the Exmouth Tidal Defence began in June 2019. The Environment Agency’s schedule included a pause in construction to re-open roads and clear visible construction for the busy summer and autumn tourist season. The Environment Agency and East Devon District Council have now confirmed that work will restart in January and includes:

  • Strengthening the lower
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New nature training grants for Exmouth residents

Small grants are available for training to help wildlife or nature projects in the town. Grants of up to £150 will help Exmouth residents meet the costs of specialist training courses to help them develop and deliver action for wildlife in Exmouth.

East Devon District Council, through its Wild Exmouth project, is administering this new grant fund to help Exmouth residents cover the...

Sideshore, Exmouth

‘Sideshore’ Exmouth’s new watersports centre launches website to guide visitors

Sideshore, Exmouth’s exciting new watersports centre has today announced the launch of its new website showcasing the exhilarating activities available at the centre, both on and off the water.

From kitesurfing, to stand up paddleboarding (SUP), the new watersports centre will not just provide ocean and beach-based activities, but also cater to those looking to dine for breakfast,...

Michael Caines

Michael Caines to open beach bar and restaurant in Exmouth

Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant alongside Sylvain Peltier and Michael’s Café Patisserie Glacerie as part of the Exmouth seafront regeneration project. With sweeping views across the coastline, the launch will be a landmark opening for the Michael Caines Collection as they open a casual bar complete with resident weekend DJs, first floor destination...

Devon's Best Churchyard 2020 winner's plaque in the churchyard at Northam

Northam named Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2020

Local countryside and conservation charity Devon CPRE is delighted to announce that St Margaret’s Church at Northam is the Winner of this year’s Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition. At the weekend a sustainable oak plaque and a cheque for £200 was awarded to representatives of the community of volunteers who help maintain this beautifully biodiverse churchyard on the north Devon coast....

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Inspiring new events to explore nature this autumn

Following the successful launch of their new Creative Cabin in Exmouth, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and Wild East Devon are gearing up for a packed programme of events this autumn.

The cabin – an innovative, creative space to explore art, culture and nature- travelled to Exmouth over the bank holiday for its first outing. The team offered three days of fun-packed art activities to...

Jamie Goulder

Exmouth electrician named Electrical Apprentice of the Year finalist

A trainee electrician from Exmouth has been named as one of eight finalists honoured in the NICEIC and ELECSA 2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition.

Jamie Goulder was awarded the coveted title following a notoriously difficult selection process in which applicants were first tasked with a 40-question long online exam, with the top 20% going on to partake in a two-hour...

£300,000 to spend on creating new sports facilities in Exmouth goes to the vote

East Devon District Council has £300,000 to spend on creating new sports facilities in Exmouth or improving ones that already exist. Residents now get to decide what the money is spent on!

The funds – Section 106 money - have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and since 2008 the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents...

Brixington Park

Exmouth play area benefits from £100,000 of exciting new play activities chosen by local children

The play area in Brixington Park in Exmouth has a new lease of life, thanks to East Devon District Council, which has put in £100,000 of modern and exciting equipment.

The new design has a lifeboat theme and contains all the equipment asked for by children and young people at Brixington Primary School and at several community groups that meet at Brixington Community Church. It...

Creative Cabin coming to your neighbourhood

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and Wild East Devon announce the launch of a new travelling creative space - the Creative Cabin. This innovative, intriguing and inviting cabin is taking nature and culture on tour, coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

The Creative Cabin is a fun, creative and safe space to explore art, culture and nature. It will set off on tour starting in Exmouth...