We'll never return to Exmouth

Being an old local boy returning with my grandchildren to Exmouth, I was shocked to find sited on the best part of the beach a huge edifice that is the new lifeboat centre, along with its massive adjoining concrete slip.

Being an old local boy returning with my grandchildren to Exmouth, I was shocked to find sited on the best part of the beach a huge edifice that is the new lifeboat centre, along with its massive adjoining concrete slip.

As a child, with my friends, I used to swim safely in the lagoon next to Maer Rocks and the beach behind was the perfect spot for our families to picnic on the sand.

To be frank, all the family were appalled at the massive intrusive carbuncle - the whole area has been spoilt. Where do children go now for safe bathing and a beach picnic?

Then, to cap it all, while walking along the seafront, on what was once a lovely, wide, child-friendly esplanade, my family were nearly run down by speeding 'bully' cyclists, who now, it seems, share the pedestrian footpath.


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Who makes these crass decisions for Exmouth?

Are they Exmouth people born and bred who know and respect the area, or incomers who want to impose their modern, socially inclusive ideas? I suspect the latter?

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I am afraid, as a family, we will never return to what was once idyllic Exmouth.

John Franklin,

3 Shutgate Meadow,

Williton, Somerse

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