National Lottery winners brave storm to help make beach Bude-iful again

A team of National Lottery winners from across the South West have joined forces with a specialist charity to help with the Cornish beach clear up after a busy summer of visitors.

Local winner Neil Smart from Seaton in Devon, who won £1M with his wife Sue in 2021, was among the first to sign up for the litter pick project in Bude where the nine enthusiastic volunteers braved the...

Eats Boutique street food markets return for 2021

Eats Boutique street food markets return - new venues but the same wonderful communities

The business behind the Eats Boutique street food markets is Unique Boutique Events, and the face behind that is Eleanor Carr, a resident of Colyford, East Devon. Eleanor started up the Friday evening street food markets in the summer of 2015 as a bit of an experiment and has been building them since into...

Emotional reunion at Seaton care home

There was an emotional reunion for one mother and daughter at The Seaton Nursing Home in East Devon when visiting was allowed once again this week,

Sue Atterbury took a rapid-results Covid swab test and put on PPE, so that she could catch-up with mum Pauline Jones.

Sue said: “It was so nice to be able to come back through the door of the home, walk down the corridor and sit...

Get up close with wildlife at Seaton Wetlands new sculpture trail

Families can now enjoy a new wildlife-themed sculpture trail at Seaton Wetlands, featuring 11 natural sculptures spread around the nature reserve.

Funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help, all of the sculptures have been made by craftsmen out of natural materials. Coates Willow created seven of the sculptures by weaving willow to form intricate wildlife sculptures. The four wooden sculptures...

East Devon invests £325,000 on improving children’s play areas

Four play areas across East Devon are to be refurbished over the next few weeks as the district council spends a total of £325,000 on improving them.

Although play parks cannot be currently used due to the government’s Covid-19 restrictions, the council is taking the opportunity to replace some of the equipment so that the areas will be ready for children and young people to play...

Plymouth design firm's iconic heritage centre shortlisted for six building awards

THE ICONIC Seaton Jurassic heritage centre has been shortlisted for a record six prestigious building and planning awards for its astonishing and forward-thinking design.

The centre, which was designed by Plymouth-based firm Form Design, was opened last year and has since had 50,000 visitors to the site.

Seaton Jurassic is owned by East Devon District Council and operated by...

Fears of city centre free-for-all as Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan declared "unsound"

Plymouth's city centre could bear the brunt of a developer free-for-all in the north of the city, Council leader Tudor Evans has warned.

A planned and co-ordinated approach to encourage long term growth has been thrown up in the air, he said, as a result of a Government inspector declaring the Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan likely to be found unsound.

The inspector's...