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.’


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.