Five East Devon beaches win national awards

Beer, Exmouth, Seaton, and Sidmouth Town beach have met the high standard required to be awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award, with Budleigh Salterton also receiving a Seaside Award.

Exmouth has now achieved Blue Flag status for six years in a row, while this is the fifth year for Sidmouth, the third for Seaton, and the second for Beer.

Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon...

Upgraded coastal defences for Seaton one step closer

Plans are developing for a coastal protection scheme in Seaton that will better protect 41 homes, businesses, and the town’s coastline from erosion.

Construction is planned to begin in 2025. The scheme will involve improving a 400-metre length of existing rock armour along the foot of the cliffs at Seaton Hole Beach, and repairing the existing Check House seawall.

More than...

Bus stop changes proposed on Seaton seafront

Plans to relocate two bus stops near Seaton seafront are being put forward in order to improve safety for pedestrians.

Devon County Council is proposing the scheme as part of its Bus Service Improvement Plan, using funding from the Department for Transport.

The County Council has been working with partners to develop the scheme which would remove the bus stops from Marine...

Devon care homes celebrate Coronation

Union Jack hats, flags and royally themed tableware set the scene for coronation street parties and activities at four Devon care homes over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Care home residents from Southern Healthcare care homes in Seaton, Exeter, Plymouth, and Dawlish celebrated the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Many Southern Healthcare residents recalled...

Plans to complete missing link of trail to go before councillors

Ambitious plans to connect Seaton and Colyford with a multi-use trail are due to be recommended for approval when they go before Devon County Council’s Cabinet next week (Wednesday 8 March).

The proposals aim to complete a missing link of the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2 in East Devon which currently diverts onto a section of road that is unsuitable for families and...

Seaton hoarder, living without heat, gets life-changing help thanks to East Devon District Council

There are more hoarders and self-neglect cases across East Devon than most people realise.

A Seaton resident, who became overwhelmed with their own home, living without heating, dangerous electrics and with an unusable kitchen and bathroom, has got the help they needed thanks to East Devon District Council (EDDC).

EDDC is called in to help deal with more than a dozen hoarder...

Seaton beach pilot scheme sees physically impaired enjoy seafront

A Seaton resident was able to enjoy the beach for the first time in a decade thanks to a new pilot scheme for the physically impaired.

A special 85-metre platform, made from Tuff Trac which is a combination of plastic and aluminium, has been placed along Seaton Beach and is being used by a variety of residents.

The new path allows wheelchair and mobility scooter users to...

Blue Flag Awards 2022: Exmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth boast some of Britain’s nicest beaches

Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton have been named as having some of the nicest beaches in the UK.

This is the first year Seaton has won the prestigious Blue Flag Award, joining the growing list of jewels in East Devon’s crown.

Exmouth has now won the accolade for the fourth year in a row while this is the third year for Sidmouth.

The three towns were among 151 locations...

East Devon author Bruce Harris releases comedy thriller

Seaton author Bruce Harris releases a comedy thriller exploring how corruption in ones public persona can cause mayhem in their personal lives

This is a wedding that will change lives – and not just the lives of the bride and the groom.

Devon-born London lawyer Kate Densham is to marry her colleague, Robert Harrington. Her father, a senior university professor, is involved in a...

Green Flags flying again over East Devon!

Green Flag awards have been retained by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) for their Manor Gardens in Exmouth, Seafield Gardens in Seaton, and Connaught Garden in Sidmouth, along with Seaton Wetlands nature reserve on the Axe Estuary.

This is the 17th year in a row that this converted award has been awarded to the work at Manor Gardens, Exmouth and with Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens...