‘Lock up your sheds’ say Budleigh police and more news

‘Lock up your sheds’ say Budleigh police. Read this and more news.

TREE PLAN: Budleigh Salterton councillors said it was ‘difficult’ to comment on an application to fell a eucalyptus tree at 2 Westbourne Terrace because of a lack of supplied information.

The members supported the proposal on Monday’s town council meeting, although full details of the application failed to appear on the district council website until 30 minutes prior to the members’ discussion.

East Devon District Council will make the final decision over the application.

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NO COMMENT: Budleigh Salterton Town Council declined to comment on an application to build a home on land to the rear of 3 Lansdowne Road.

Instead the members have contacted the district council to ask if a list of conditions placed at an earlier appeal was being adhered to.

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SECURITY WARNING: Budleigh Salterton police are warning people to lock sheds and garages after tools were stolen from an outbuilding in the Halse Hill Lane area.

Officers said the burglary occurred over the weekend.

The police are appealing for anyone who may have information about the crime to get in touch.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: “If you have a property in this area, please be vigilant and note any suspicious activity you see around your or your neighbours’ properties.”

Contact the police about this crime on 101, quoting crime reference KE/11/2661.

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FLOWER TALK: Budleigh Salterton Garden Club met recently to hear Richard Cripps give a talk about gardening for wildlife.

The club’s next meeting is on Friday, October 28, at the football club, in Greenway Lane, when Dr David Allen will give a talk on mountain flowers

All are welcome.

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SPEED CHECKS: Drivers planning on using Budleigh Salterton’s roads as race tracks are being warned the police’s speed camera is once-again fully-functional.

Budleigh councillor Chris Kitson recently wrote to the force after it was revealed the town’s officers could not carry out checks because of a lack of equipment. Inspector Antonia Weeks confirmed the speed gun had been recently re-calibrated and could now be used for enforcement.

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