RNLI event raises nearly £800 in Budleigh and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 December 2011

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More than 100 people attended a coffee morning fundraiser for the RNLI at The Public Hall. Read this and more.

BINGO: East Budleigh Football Club is holding Christmas Bingo on Thursday, December 22 in the village hall. Eyes down 7.30pm.

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SIGN BACKED: Town planners have backed the retention of an advertising sign.

The sign, which is currently being considered for approval by district planners, is on a grass verge at the junction of Granary Lane/B3178 (Pyne Farm Shop) and South Farm Road.

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EXTENSION SUPPORTED: A bid to build a single and two-storey extension and loft extension at 76 Granary Lane has been backed by town planners.

The town council supported the plans which will now be considered by the district council.

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CLARIFICATION: The Journal would like to clarify that a proposal to install eight spotlights at an equestrian arena has been put forward by Bicton College, for its outdoor school.

The plans are to go before East Budleigh Parish Council before the district council makes a final decision.

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NEW GALLERY: Budleigh Salterton resident is opening a gallery in Exmouth on Saturday, December 17.

Wendy Brooks is to officially open The Avocet Gallery at the Pierhead, Exmouth, Marina.

The Gallery exhibits the work of 10 local artists, with each one having their own unique style.

There is also a range of prints and greetings cards available

She said: “The Avocet Gallery is pleased to welcome everyone on Saturday for our official launch day.

“Come and meet the local artists and the Mayor… or simply come and see what Avocet Gallery has to offer.”

The gallery will be open daily from 11am – 4pm.

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PLANNING NOT SUPPORTED: A bid to build a two-storey extension at the back of 4 Sherbrook Close does not have the blessing of the town council.

Town planners said that the plans would overlook neighbouring 2 Sherbrook Close and would be an invasion of privacy. The plans will not considered by district planners.

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RNLI: More than 100 people attended a coffee morning fundraiser for the RNLI at The Public Hall which raised £797.17.

Local businesses donated 45 gifts and Exmouth RNLI guild raised a record £180 on the raffle alone.

Brian Cole said; “Thanks to the numerous volunteers who helped out on the morning, that sum will now go entirely towards the costs of carrying out our tasks of saving lives at sea.”

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