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All the latest News in Pulman's Weekly News and View from Axminster

From Wednesday, 03/Jun/2015 onwards

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HONITON: Three week wait for your wheelie bin to be emptied?

COUNCIL chiefs are considering changes to rubbish collection services that could leave residents waiting three weeks for their bins to be picked up.


AXMINSTER: Plans announced for £2million arts centre at Axe Valley college

The expansion of Axe Valley Community College will take another step forward if plans for a £2 million arts centre are approved.


SEATON: Former mayor quits council

FORMER Seaton Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick has resigned from the town council with immediate effect.


SIDMOUTH: Public meeting to be held on beach hut auction controversy

FURIOUS residents will have their say on proposals to auction off Sidmouth’s beach huts at a public meeting in the town.


OTTERY: ‘Hands tied’ over St Saviours deal

CIVIC leaders in Ottery St Mary have abandoned plans to convert the former social services building at St Saviours into a community hub, after talks with Devon County Council finally broke down.


OTTERY: Wildflower planting scheme to be extended

A SUCCESSFUL trial project to brighten up Ottery St Mary’s roadside verges is set to be extended across Devon.


AXMINSTER: Showground packed as beer festival is a ‘rip-roaring’ success

AXMINSTER: Showground packed as beer festival is a ‘rip-roaring’ success
Axminster Beer, Music and Cider Festival was described as “a rip-roaring success” by organisers as more than 1,500 flocked to the showground on Saturday, June 27th.


OTTERY: Experts say beavers are here to stay

OTTERY St Mary’s wild beaver colony is here to stay, according to conservationists, who have discovered that the rare animals have already bred a family of young kits.


AXMINSTER: Concern over Sector Lane ‘bottleneck’

Sector Lane residents complain they have not been given the traffic flow they were promised.


HONITON: Outcry over new housing development plans

MORE than 150 letters of objection have been delivered to council planners following a wave of public outcry over proposals to build a new housing estate on the edge of Honiton.


AXMINSTER: Scaffolding struck by lorry injures 90-year-old

AXMINSTER: Scaffolding struck by lorry injures 90-year-old
A lorry driver failed to stop after striking scaffolding, which in turn struck a 90-year-old lady and sent her to hospital with a head injury.


AXMINSTER: Nettle title regained

AXMINSTER: Nettle title regained
A green-mouthed Axminster man regained the World Stinging Nettle Eating Championships trophy by munching through 96 feet of nettles in an hour.


SIDMOUTH: Dignitaries gather to honour town’s service personnel

SIDMOUTH: Dignitaries gather to honour town’s service personnel
CIVIC leaders and Royal British Legion representatives gathered at Knowle last week to honour Sidmouth’s “extraordinary” service personnel.


OTTERY: Crackdown on single-person occupancy discount cheats

COUNCIL fraud squads are to begin a wave of door-to-door checks in Ottery St Mary as part of a crackdown on tax dodgers.


OTTERY: Lucy has home in her sights after donation

AN ASTONISHING £15,000 donation from a mystery member of the community has helped an Ottery mother-of-four – stranded in hospital for almost a year – take a huge step towards returning home.


HONITON: Sports strategy wins councillors’ support

COUNCIL chiefs have approved a new strategy designed to improve the quality of sports pitches in Honiton.


COLYTON: Colyford agrees to move forward with single Neighbourhood Plan for parish

COLYFORD has decided that the village will be included in the Colyton Parish Neighbourhood Plan after a public meeting was called to discuss the matter.


Fun for all the family at Pixie Day event

Fun for all the family at  Pixie Day event
Families gathered in Ottery St Mary as local children took part in the annual Pixie Day celebrations last weekend (June 20th).


SEATON: Councillor calls for polling station changes

SEATON: Councillor calls for polling station changes
A Seaton town councillor says polling station arrangements has to be changed, claiming voters were given incorrect information.


AXMINSTER: Weather stays fine for festival

AXMINSTER: Weather stays fine for festival
The elements were on the side of Axe Vale Festival organisers, who were extremely pleased with the event which took place last weekend.


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