Flood fears averted after vital outfall cleared

09:43 21 March 2014

Work being carried out on the vital drainage outfall in Budleigh.

Work being carried out on the vital drainage outfall in Budleigh.

Archant

A blocked drainage outfall pipe, which threatened to leave farms and Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club waterlogged for weeks, has been cleared.

There had been calls for specialist help to be found by East Devon District Council to clear the pipe, which runs under Lime Kiln car park to the sea, after local farmer Tom Pyne, who normally clears it, found himself unable to do so after the recent severe storms led to a major blockage.

However, rather than wait for council help, Mr Pyne has now decided to enlist his own professional support, and the pipe was cleared on Sunday.

Cricket club secretary Kevin Curran said: “The cricket club members are very grateful for Tom’s extra efforts, which will now allow the dykes around the ground to empty and the drainage of the ground to function in time for the new season.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 09:00
Adult helping senior

A Budleigh GP has warned that town families could be forced to move their loved ones to care homes in Exeter and beyond - if a shortage of dementia care homes is not addressed.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00
Michael Caines

The plans to convert Courtlands House in Lympstone into a luxury country house hotel and fine dining restaurant have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Read more
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Police are urging children to use the main routes to walk to and from school after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted on a cycle path in Exmouth.

Read more
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Exmouth College Cadets visited Eurotech this week after the firm has bought each group member a pair of safety boots. The students are pictured with Eurotech MD David Douglas, other representatives of the Fire and Police service and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Trevor Stratford. Ref exe 5379-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Cadets at Exmouth Community College have got some new equipment thanks to a town technology firm.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition

Exmouth's trusted business finder