Withycombe Raleigh speed checks lined up and more news

Exmouth police are to carry out speed checks in Withycombe Raleigh, following complaints from residents about speeding drivers. Read this and more.

NEW PARADE GROUND: Exmouth Air Training Corps Squadron’s Phear Park-based parade ground is to get a make-over.

The badly worn surface of the ground needs resurfacing and planners at East Devon District Council gave the go ahead last week.

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GIFTS FOR CHILDREN: Shoeboxes filled with goodies for children in need are being collected by the youngsters attending Exmouth’s Holy Trinity Church playgroup.


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The children are appealing to the community to get involved with the project and are inviting people to drop off filled shoeboxes at Holy Trinity Church, in Rolle Street, from November 1-18.

The shoe boxes will be distributed to youngsters living in Africa, eastern Eurpoe and central Asia as part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project.

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The shoeboxes should be wrapped in Christmas or colourful paper and include new items, such as small gifts for girls and boys, sweets, gloves, toiletries, colouring pens and paper, a cuddly toy and greetings card.

For more information, or to donate online, visit: www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

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SPEEDING CRACKDOWN: Exmouth police are to carry out speed checks in Withycombe Raleigh, following complaints from residents about speeding drivers.

Officers said Masey Road residents had reported drivers speeding throughout the week, rising over the weekend period.

Police community support officer Ben Tithecott said: “Residents are concerned that an accident will soon occur should drivers not watch their speed. I ask all drivers to take care and slow down when using Masey Road - a built-up residential area. The speeding issues are constant throughout the week, but more troublesome on Friday and Saturday evening.”

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