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Booking boom is good news for all, Devon park tells MP

Britain's recovery from the pandemic will still be providing a shot in the arm for East Devon businesses until well into next year, a county holiday park has told its MP.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park said that autumn bookings were at their highest levels ever – and that a record number of families have already made their reservations for 2022.

Simon Jupp MP heard the positive...

Street marshals will help make Exmouth safer this summer

Street marshals will help make Exmouth a safer place this summer thanks to funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The office is supporting East Devon District Council with marshalling aimed specifically at preventing antisocial behaviour (ASB) by young people, a theme which ties in directly with Devon and Cornwall Police’s Operation Marnow summer policing...

Traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday route

With holiday destinations in Cornwall hotter than the temperatures this summer Highways England is pulling out all the stops to keep staycation traffic moving on the A30.

Highways England traffic officers have been drafted in to patrol key sections of the A30 in Cornwall and Devon during the busy summer months, and are on hand to deal with everything from live lane breakdowns and road...

Plymouth-based Burts Snacks teams up with the RNLI as the South West braces itself for busy holiday

Plymouth-based Burts Snacks teams up with the RNLI as the South West braces itself for busy holiday season

Research shows that 75% of Brits are expecting to visit a UK beach or the coast between April and September 2021. And, the South West is set to be the most visited UK region for staycations this year, a new study has revealed, with one in seven (14%) of UK holidaymakers planning to visit the South West.

The majority (60%) of those questioned stated that it is the South West’s beaches...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Leave no trace, give nature space urges Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Authority has launched a new campaign ahead of the Easter weekend, as they and their partners prepare to welcome people back to Dartmoor as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased . 'Leave no trace, give nature space' asks people to think about the positive impact nature and the outdoors has had on their lives during lockdown, and to show compassion and care as they...

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months.

From Monday, 29 March people have been able to:

  • Meet outside in groups of up to six people and up to two households including in private gardens.
  • Use outdoor
  • ...

Would-be visitors cautioned not to travel too soon

The South West’s tourist industry and the emergency services are warning visitors against travelling to the region before lockdown measures are due to be relaxed on 12th April.

There are fears a minority of tourists might be tempted to travel early, before facilities are ready or attractions are open. Apart from the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19, a dangerous 'false start' to...

Is East Devon the South West’s best kept secret for holiday makers?

The South West might be Britain’s premier holiday region full of world-class tourist attractions, unique food and drink and breathtaking scenery, but with it comes overcrowded hotspots as tourists seek alternatives to cancelled overseas trips. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to lurk over just about everything we do, this autumn is the time to explore off the beaten track and see what...

Stagecoach SW announce reintroduction of Golden Hop open tops to Torbay

Days by the sea are about to get better with the reintroduction of Stagecoach’s Golden Hop open tops featuring the friendly bus hoppers! After much anticipation the route in Torbay will be back from 1st August, connecting Babbacombe, St Marychurch, Torquay Harbour, Paignton and Paignton Zoo, 7 days a week.

The route encompasses many of the area’s most popular hotels and attractions...

All smiles as top Devon park's delighted guests return

They may now clap their hands instead of shouting "Bingo!", and order their food on apps - but guests at Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Devon couldn't be more delighted to be back.

That's the finding of director Zoe House who says that she and her team have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and thanks received from customers since re-opening.

The Budleigh Salterton...

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