warning

EDDC remind visitors of the importance of water safety this summer

A sobering reminder of the dangers of drowning with more than 20 people losing their lives across the UK

East Devon District Council wants to remind people making a trip to the seaside this summer that this should be a time to remember and enjoy, please do not let it turn into a tragedy. Key things to remember when in water are:

  • If you get into trouble in the water, Float to
  • ...
snow warning for Devon

Devon preparing for snow

Devon is preparing for the possibility of widespread snow showers on Sunday morning (24 January).

Gritters will be carrying out multiple treatments overnight tonight as freezing temperatures and the risk of icy conditions and wintry showers continue into the weekend.

The County Council’s teams will be treating around 2,000 miles of roads on Devon’s primary and secondary...

Warning of icy conditions

A warning of icy roads has been issued by Devon County Council as freezing temperatures are forecast overnight and into tomorrow morning (Friday 22 January).

Gritters will be carrying out two treatments on most routes of the County Council’s precautionary salting network overnight. However, the amount of recent rain over the past 24 hours has left running water across some roads,...

Warning to take extra care in strong winds

Devon County Council is advising people to take extra care when travelling during the current storm conditions.

Following further torrential downpours today, surface water flooding, landslips and fallen trees have caused disruption on a number of roads across the county.

A Met Office Yellow Warning of strong winds, in force from 8pm tonight and extending throughout tomorrow...

Dramatic rise in barbecues and litter says National Trust as wildfire risk continues

The National Trust is urging people not to bring a barbecue or light a campfire when they visit the coast and countryside, following a spate of wildfires during lockdown.

Despite recent rainfall, a record-breaking spring of sunshine has left many landscapes dry and created the perfect conditions for fires to ignite and quickly spread.

Since the start of April, several large...

Stay home – Save lives

As the Easter weekend is approaching, East Devon District Council is reminding people and businesses of the Government advice against non-essential travel.

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Ben Ingham, said: “We know that East Devon is a great place to visit and if we were in normal times we would welcome you with open arms.

“However we are not in normal times and...

Steer clear of alcohol and drugs if you’re driving this Christmas

Throughout December Devon and Cornwall Police will be making sure that the region’s roads are a safe place for everyone.

The annual Christmas operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, through awareness raising and rigorous enforcement, is under way.

Any drivers involved in a collision and any motorists whose driving may lead police to suspect...

Potentially dangerous sea creature warning for the SW

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) have received reports of several Portuguese Men-of-War washing up on beaches in Cornwall and Scilly Isles just weeks after authorities in Ireland warned local beach goers about a spate of recent strandings of this potentially dangerous floating sea creature.

Stings can be exceptionally painful and in extreme cases fatal.

MCS says the...

Domestic abuse and drink drive fears as Euro 2016 looms

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police today warned that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated as Euro 2016 gets underway in June.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take part in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France. The competition begins on the 10th June and will run until 10th July.

This is the first time that three home nations have made a major competition...

Public urged to be vigilant after attempted theft

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after an incident involving three men believed to be cold calling elderly and vulnerable residents and telling them that repairs were needed on their roofs.

The incident happened on Wednesday 13 April 2016 on Parkfield Road, Torquay.

One resident was in the process of handing over a large amount of cash when the police arrived and...

Pages