More backing for Poppy Appeal from Budeligh Town Council and more news

The town council has increased its contribution to Budleigh’s Poppy Appeal by a third to �200. Read this and more.

CRIME report: Police have recorded 16 crimes and three non-crime domestic incidents in a month.

The figures are between September 25 and October 24. There were 30 calls made to the force enquiry centre from the Budleigh area; five transport related, 11 public safety issues, eight concerns about anti-social behaviour, three crime related calls and three classed as ‘administrative.’

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POPPY APPEAL: The town council has increased its contribution to Budleigh’s Poppy Appeal by a third to �200.

Poppy Appeal organisers applied for the grant to contribute towards the wreath to be laid by the council on Armistice Day. Previously the council contributed �150.

Councillor Tom Wright said: “We have not put up the grant for the last few years, and whatever is left over goes into the coffers of the Royal British Legion.”

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LADDER THEFT: A ladder was stolen from a home in Upper Stoneborough Lane.

The theft happened overnight between September 28 and 29. The ladder was used for a burglary in the area. The ladder was recovered and returned to the owner.

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BINGO: Budleigh Salterton Lions Club are holding a cash, gammon and turkey Christmas bingo event on November 30.

The event is in the Public Hall on Wednesday, November 30.

It costs �1.50 for 10 games and two fliers. Doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Raffle and refreshments are available.

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BURGLARY ATTEMPTS: There was a burglary at a home on East Budleigh Road, over night of September 28 and 29. Nothing was stolen.

Between Tuesday, October 18, and Wednesday, October 19, there was an attempted burglary at Elmside.

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WINDOWS: Town councillors have backed the renewal of planning permission for two dormer windows on the east side of 12 Stoneborough Lane.

Councillor Courtney Richards said: “I saw nothing wrong three years ago and don’t see anything wrong now.”

The plans will now be considered by East Devon planners.

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SHOP SIGN REFUSED: District planners have refused permission of an A board advertising Pynes Farm Shop.

The sign, which now has to be taken down, is on a verge the junction between of Granary Lane and South Farm Road.

A planning officer wrote: “The sign is relatively modest… However, its position… represents a visually intrusive and discordant feature (and would be)… detrimental to the appearance of the AONB.”

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LISTED VICARAGE: Town planners have backed plans to refurbish the roof of the listed former vicarage at 26 West Hill.

The plan calls for new gutters and a replacement canopy and finials.

Councillor Chris Kitson said: “I think it is a very robust scheme on a project that needs some tender-loving care.”

Town planners also backed a roof at 30 West Hill which is also listed.

District planners will make the final decision.