Budleigh Salterton’s skate park should be moved and more news.

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 December 2011

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Budleigh salterton’s skate park is in the wrong place; and should be moved nearer St Peter’s School. Read this and more.

SKATE PARK: Budleigh salterton’s skate park is in the wrong place; and should be moved nearer St Peter’s School.

That is the verdict of former mayor Tom Wright. At the last town council meeting Councillor Wright said that he had asked the district council to consider moving the skate park nearer to the school.

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CASH MACHINE: District planners have approved a plan by the Co-operative Bank to install a cashpoint at the front of a Co-op store at 21-23 High Street.

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CYCLE BOOST: The town council has agreed to sponsor the Children’s Cycle Competition with £100. They also agreed to contribute £500 towards the firework display to be held on June 4 and are considering also contributing towards next year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The events are part of Lions Club Gala Week.

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EXTENSION REFUSED: an application to build a two-storey annexe extension to the side of 67 Moormead in Budleigh Salterton has been refused by district planners.

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GRIT BIN: A new grit bin was installed in Sherbrook Close last weekend – and residents are not happy about its location.

The county council said that the town could have up to two grit bins but county councillor Christine Channon said: “I understand that people are not happy with its location and want it somewhere else, in a hedge.

“Anyone using the grit-bin would have to stand in the road.

“It’s part of the problem; you have to find the right place.” She added that if residents had any concerns they could always be resolved.

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PROBUS CLUB: The Leighton Ladies Probus Club of Budleigh Salterton held their annual Christmas Lunch at the football club and were entertained by an amusing speech by guest speaker BBC Devon and TV personality Sally Sedgeman.

The club welcomes new members and if you would like to join the club they meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 10am at the football club on Greenway Lane. For more information call Bunty Hudson on: 01395 445720.

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VICTORIAN SERVICE: Salem Chapel in East Budleigh starts the festive season by going back in time for its annual candlelight Victorian Christmas service.

Kathy Moyle said: “Feel free to add to the atmosphere by coming in Victorian costume.”

Mince pies and mulled wine are served after the service. The service is on Sunday, December 18, at 4pm.

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PARKING WARNING: The executive headteacher of Drakes School in East Budleigh has called on parents to take extra care when they drop-off and pick-up their children.

On a school news letter she told parents: “Please can I remind you to park thoughtfully at the beginning and end of each day, giving priority to the children’s safety and being mindful not to cause inconvenience to both local residents and other road users.”

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EMERGENCY NUMBER: In event of prolonged snowfall elderly and vulnerable residents can use the following number: 01395 445566.

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