Ottery and Sidmouth Cycle link plan to be explained and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 September 2012


A campaign for a cycleway to link Sidmouth with Ottery St Mary and Feniton will shift up a gear next month with an exhibition, Read this and more.

CYCLE LINK: A campaign for a cycleway to link Sidmouth with Ottery St Mary and Feniton will shift up a gear next month with an exhibition to show off its potential benefits.

Pupils at The King’s School are spearheading the project with help from teachers and councillors.

It is proposed the cycleway follows the old railway track starting at Feniton, through Ottery and Tipton St John and finishing at Sidmouth.

An open evening at the The King’s School on Thursday, October 18, at 7pm will demonstrate the benefits of such schemes to the local economy and to residents’ health.

Councillor Claire Wright, said the Tarka Trail in North Devon has given a huge boost to tourism there. She hopes volunteers will join a committee which will work towards making the scheme a reality, but funding will be the biggest issue.


WOMAN RESCUED: Coastguards from Beer raced to Salcombe Regis on Saturday afternoon after a woman collapsed.

Ambulance services could not find the 65-year-old, who felt dizzy and faint, but the coastguard were able to aid paramedics in getting her to the ambulance.

She did not require further medical attention.

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