The Budleigh Salterton community has come together to help clear debris from the West End Kiosk, which was badly damaged by Storm Ciaran last Thursday (November 2).

The café announced on Facebook on Thursday that it would be closing for the day due to the bad weather. Unfortunately, the strong tide and heavy rain has caused damage to the site. Later on, it sent a out a plea for people to help clear the damage.

A team of volunteers from Budleigh Salterton came together once the storm had passed and it was safe to do so to help clear benches and storm damage from the hut to help out the owners to get back open as soon as it is safe to do so.

A spokesman for West End Kiosk said: "A tough day for West End Kiosk, but we would like to send out our thanks and appreciation for all the kind words and support. We have needed it.

"Thank you also for the volunteers who helped move our benches. If anyone is available tomorrow to help, please message us. Thanks."

The café had benches outside which had been picked up by the waves and smashed against the kiosk. Pictures on Facebook show the devastation inside. The hut is unstable with pebbles and debris inside, as well as flooded-out cooking gear. 

A real community spirit has been shown all around East Devon following the storm; volunteers came out to help Seaton restaurant The Hideaway clear out pebbles and storm damage from their café which was also badly hit.

Pictures sent to the Journal by Peter Bowler on Thursday show the storm damage to their hut.

Devon was worse hit by Storm Ciarán last week; a sinkhole appeared on Exmouth seafront, and parts of the seawall had to be shored up after cracks appeared. 

Strong tides and flooding to the newly restored Lower Otter Restoration Project were also seen in the town. Clinton Estates Devon announced this morning that project has been working 'as it should' and water drained away from the site quicker than normal.