Police investigate shed burglaries in Budleigh and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 December 2011

(c) Ryan McVay

Three garden sheds were broken into at properties in Cliff Terrace, Budleigh Salterton. Read this and more.

BOXING DAY WALK: Friend of Fairlynch Museum, David Daniel, is leading a second Otter Valley Association walk on Boxing Day, with an optional pub lunch at the Sir Walter Raleigh in East Budleigh. Starting at 10.30am from East Budleigh car park, this is described as an easy and gentle walk across the common. There is no need to book a place, unless you are opting for the lunch, in which case please phone the walk leader on 01395 445960.

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CARNIVAL ON AIRWAVES: Budleigh Carnival Club supporters were interviewed by BBC radio following their efforts at the Bridgwater Carnival. Julie Meredith, of the club, said: “We were chosen to do a live interview on BBC Somerset, when we went to Bridgwater Carnival. We were very proud to be able to represent Budleigh Salterton in such a huge event.”

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BRIDGE teas: The Bridge Section of Budleigh’s Croquet Club is looking for new members. The club has a programme throughout the season, with special bridge teas on some Saturdays, as well as the usual duplicate sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. Rubber Bridge is played on Monday and Friday afternoons. Phone James Homer on 01395 227659.

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BURGLARIES: There were three burglaries of garden sheds in properties in Cliff Terrace, Budleigh Salterton, in November. No items were taken, but each shed was damaged when entry was gained. If you have any information, call 101, quoting crime reference numbers KE/11/2861, KE/11/2862, KE/11/2863, KE/11/2873.

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TREES: Approval has been given to cut down three trees at three properties in the Budleigh Salterton area.

These are: one larch at 10 Little Knowle, Budleigh Salterton; one beech tree at 12 East Terrace, Budleigh Salterton, and one silver birch at 6 Lea Road, Otterton.

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LOST IN CHURCH: An ‘eclectic’ mix of items has been left by parishoners at St Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton. These include: a school photograph depicting the Royal Masonic Junior School, Bushey 1969; a white china pie dish; a floral plastic tray; key with a white Eurotunnel fob; a Yale key; a large glass bowl in a green and orange box; a blue Regatta coat; grey cardigan; 10 umbrellas; three walking sticks; two black handbags; a flat cap; a sermon by a politician in Exeter Cathedral in 1988; and a pair of ladies’ underwear. Anything not claimed before the Christmas fair will be sold at the fair.

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ASSAULT:There was a common assault in Fore Street. The fight was between two neighbours regarding an ongoing dispute, said police.

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EXPENSES ‘INCREASE’: Town councillors have voted to increase their travellling expenses to 46.4p per mile, in line with current Inland Revenue approved amounts. Councillor John Shiel said: “Seeing as nobody claims the expenses anyway, we might as well approve this!”

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ATTEMPTED THEFT: There was an attempted theft from a motor vehicle in Shortwood Close. The petrol cap cover was forced open, but nothing was taken.

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