Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Ottery Beavers get three new leaders

Andy, Liz and Verity, the new leaders in charge of Ottery Scout's Beaver section.

Andy, Liz and Verity, the new leaders in charge of Ottery Scout's Beaver section.


Ottery Scouts has a new group of leaders to take charge of its colony of Beavers after saying farewell to the previous husband and wife team.

Fiona and Stan Joyce stepped down after several years in charge of the six to eight-year-old group at the end of 2012.

But Group Scout Leader John Green said he was delighted to welcome three new leaders; Andy Dickason, Liz Johnson and Verity Nickels.

Andy, who teaches at a special school in Dawlish, is married with three young children, one of whom is currently a Beaver.

Likewise Verity, who works as a hotel services co-ordinator, has a daughter in the group, and Liz, a solicitor in Exeter, has three children who are all members of Ottery Scouts.

Mr Green said: “None of them have any previous experience of managing a Beaver section but have a common goal of making beavers fun for all those who attend and fulfilling for the adults who are involved.

“Scouting relies upon the volunteer leaders to run the sections and I am so pleased that more young people in Ottery will now have the chance to continue to benefit from scouting.”


Other News Stories


Committee issue plea after unwanted goods dumped at Millennium Green

Read more

Casualties suffered minor injuries in collision near Sidmouth this morning

Read more

A Sidmouth man died as a result of serious failings at an Exeter mental health unit, an inquest heard.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

Next week is the last chance to see special exhibitions at Sidmouth Museum before they are dismantled to make way for new displays in 2017.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:26

A brave puppy who was lost in the wilderness for five days has been found and reunited with his Newton Poppleford family.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:18

Police encourage victims to report incidents

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

The King’s School’s new headteacher is setting his sights on ‘making a difference’ and maintaining the ‘outstanding’ standards left by his predecessor, as he completes his first term in post.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

There’s just a few days to go to Exmouth Means Business – the one-day networking event, aimed at businesses from Exmouth, East Devon and Exeter.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Calls have been made for Tip Hill to become a 20mph zone after an 11-year-old boy was ‘clipped’ by a vehicle on his way to school.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications