Otterton and East Budleigh to work together and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 March 2013

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The villages of Otterton and East Budleigh have pooled their resources to maintain their villages. Read this and more.

ROOF GO-AHEAD: Planned refurbishments to the roof of a listed building in Budleigh have been approved by East Devon District Council.

The plan concerns Rosehill, 30 West Hill.

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DRUG WARNING: Police gave a man a ‘cannabis warning’ after the drug was found in his vehicle on December 23 in Yettington.

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BLOOM TALK: East Budleigh in Bloom’s fundraising talk is being held next Wednesday (March 6).

The talk is being given by Phil Planel, the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty community project officer, and is entitled “In the footsteps of Peter Orlando Hutchinson, a Victorian countryman and watercolourist – 150 years of change, East Devon’s countryside then and now.”

The talk, which will feature many of Hutchinson’s landscape views, starts at 7.30pm.

Admission costs £3, and all proceeds will go to East Budleigh in Bloom.

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PARISHES WORK TOGETHER: The villages of Otterton and East Budleigh have pooled their resources to maintain their villages.

Parishes can obtain a total of £1.10 per elector from the fund, £1 from the county council and 10p from the district council.

The two villages have decided to pool their recources this year to pay for an extra six visits from the parish lengthsman for jobs including clearing the gulleys which contributed to last year’s flooding.

East Budleigh chairman Steve Baker said: “If the lengthsman is very busy we can use the money to employ someone else.”

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BANK SIGNS: Plans for replacement signs to be fitted outside Lloyds TSB’s Budleigh branch have been approved by East Devon District Council.

Budleigh Salterton Town Council had previously supported the application.

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HOME BID: Plans have been submitted to build a detached home in Colaton Raleigh.

It is to be built on land adjacent to 1 Bailey Cottages in Church Road.

East Devon District Council will now decide whether planning permission should be granted.

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‘NEW’DOG BIN: A dog waste bin has been placed on the cycle path at Bear Lane following requests from dog walkers and East Budleigh Parish Council.

Parish clerk Judith Lumsden said that the change had been confirmed by East Devon District Council.

She said: “Martin Maguire (of EDDC) has agreed to place a dog bin on the cycle track at Bear Lane.

“This is not a new bin and it has been moved from another place. At its previous location it was used for depositing household waste.

“Provided it is used for the correct purpose it can stay there.”

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CRICKET CLUB: Adult volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, March 10 to help prepare the clubhouse and grounds for the new season.

The clubhouse needs painting and the grounds need tidying. Refreshments will be laid on. If you can help contact Tracie on 01395 445228 / 07966 513563.

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