Construction of the final stage of Feniton’s Flood Alleviation Scheme expected to begin mid-summer 2024

Due to ongoing risks with Feniton’s flood prevention scheme, East Devon District Council (EDDC), working with its partners, have decided to push construction back to mid-summer 2024.

EDDC has begun preparing the construction site, clearing the area, and installing services at the site compound.

The latest designs offer the village better protection from flooding. Although...

New East Devon walking and cycle trail would create "considerable benefits"

A new walking and cycle trail on the former railway line between Feniton and Sidmouth would create “considerable benefits” for the local area, a councillor claims.

Independent county and district councillor Jess Bailey says the ‘Otter Trail’ project, which would run via Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John broadly following the old line, would create a “safe off-road area for very young...

Feniton Flood Alleviation Scheme railway crossing works to start

Works will commence at the end of August on the undertrack rail crossing for a new culvert pipe which will help reduce the flood risk to the village of Feniton.

Flooding has been a constant concern to many residents in the village of Feniton, but the end is in sight, with a key element to the Feniton flood scheme will be carried out this month.

This vital step to provide...

Feniton flood prevention works get much needed funding

Funding for much-needed Feniton flood prevention works, costing nearly £4million, has been secured after two years of waiting.

News about the vital works will come as a huge relief to residents, living in the 66 properties that are at risk of flooding, as well as the wider community which has had to live with the main road and other areas being flooded regularly.

The school...

Full steam ahead for Phase 3 of Feniton flood alleviation project

Feniton is set to see its long planned flood relief culvert (Phase 3 of the Feniton Flood Alleviation Scheme) installed under the railway line over the weekend of 2 and 3 May 2020

East Devon District Councillors gave approval for Phase 3 at a meeting of Cabinet on 5 February 2020.

Cabinet’s go ahead follows a successful bid by the council for additional central government...

Woman dies after road traffic collision in Feniton

At around 9.39pm on Thursday 18 April, a two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on an unclassified road on the approaches to the village of Feniton in East Devon.

The two vehicles involved were travelling in opposite directions.

One of the vehicles, a Renault Megane appears to have lost control and collided with the other, a Fiat Punto.

A woman front seat passenger...