Logs stolen in Budleigh and more news

The police have appealed for help tracing two men seen taking logs from Granary Lane. Read about this and more

Funky Music: A charity fundraiser has managed to secure a band starring some of the most established musicians in the West Country and beyond to perform in Colaton Raleigh.

Solar, a six piece funk band ‘dedicated to dancing’ is expected to draw crowds when it plays at Colaton Raleigh village hall, at 8pm on Saturday, October 8, in a gig organised by Sue Moger.

Sue has arranged the event in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and Otterton School.

A raffle with a tennis lesson, manicure and cream tea for four among the prizes, will be held.

Music lovers are invited to take their own bottle to the event. Tickets cost �7 and can be purchased from Sue on (01395) 568072 or 07736 158699 or suemogers@yahoo.couk


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Special Service: Salem Chapel in East Budleigh is hosting a Grandparents’ service on Sunday, October 2, at 4.40pm.

The event is being held to mark Grandparents’ Day.

All family members are welcome.


Wood Taken: Budleigh Salterton police are appealing for help tracing two men seen taking logs from the driveway of a home in Granary Lane.

The police said the theft occurred on Friday, September 2.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard someone acting suspiciously in the area on the date the crime was committed.

If you can help the police with their enquiries, contact PC Simon Evans on 101, quoting crime reference KE/11/2329.


Barred From Club: A small group of youths causing trouble at Budleigh Salterton’s Youth club have been banned from using the facility, it has been revealed.

The move was made after the police were recently called to the club, in the Venture Hall, following an outbreak of unruly behaviour.

The town council were on Monday told around six youths have been suspended from attending the club for ‘a number of weeks’.

Councillor Tom Wright, who champions the youth club, said: “We are watching them and we will not tolerate it. It spoils it for the other children.”


Harvest Festival: A family harvest service is being held in Colaton Raleigh’s St John the Baptist Church on Sunday, October 2, at 11am.

Any gifts of food taken along on the day will be donated to St Petrock’s Centre, in Exeter, which helps the homeless and those vulnerably-housed.

Items needed are non-perishable food, men’s toiletries and household cleaning products.

For a full list of products, contact Penny Higginson on (01395) 567395.


Window Smashed: The police are appealing for witnesses after a window was broken on a home in Budleigh Salterton.

Budleigh’s police officer PC Simon Evans said the criminal damage occurred on Wednesday, September 14, on a property in Station Road.

If you can help PC Evans, contact him on 101, quoting crime reference: KE/11/2434.