Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The town council has agreed to plant a single oak tree on the green to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Read this and more.
JUMBLE SALE: East Budleigh Football Club will hold a jumble sale in the village hall on Saturday, March 24 commencing at 2.30pm. Go and grab a bargain or two.
NO TO HOME: A bid to build a new home at 23A Northview Road, Budleigh Salterton, has not got the backing of town planners.
The owners also want to build a garage. Councillor Steve Hall said: “I am not overly happy with this.
“I think high gated entrances here would not fit in. It will be like a gated cul-de-sac.”
District planners will make the final decision.
JUBILEE: The town council has agreed to plant a single oak tree on the green to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. It follows £500 donated by Clinton Devon Estates.
Councillor Caz Sismore-Hunt suggested commemorative tea spoons for the children while Councillor Mike Hillier suggested commemorative coins.
But Councillor Lynda Evans said: “An oak tree would be more permanent... in 50 years time the children will go back to that tree and remember why it was planted.”
The Jubilee Field was gifted to the town during the last jubilee.
TREES: Councillors are concerned that Budleigh homeowners are increasingly applying to cut back trees to improve their view, and not for the tree’s health.
It follows a bid to cut back three trees at Elvestone, Fore Street Hill.
On Monday, Councillor Caz Sismore-Hunt said: “They want to start cutting back trees purely for a view.”