Funeral date of much-loved Sidmouth rugby stalwart announced and other news

The funeral of a much-loved Sidmouth Rugby Club stalwart will take place next Friday, March 9. Read this and more.

FUNERAL AND WAKE: The funeral of a much-loved Sidmouth Rugby Club stalwart will take place next Friday, March 9.

Brian ‘Tug’ Wilson, 71, of Stevens Cross, Sidford, will be laid to rest following a service at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family in Exeter Road, Honiton, at noon.

The funeral will be followed by a wake at Sidmouth Rugby Club.

Donations in Tug’s memory can be made to Help for Heroes and a catholic mission in Sierra Leone, said rugby club secretary Terry O’ Brien.

Tug sustained a serious head injury in a fall on Friday, February 17, and lapsed into a coma. He died last Tuesday.

A practising catholic, Tug was given the last rites before he died.

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TOWN TOPICS: Port Royal, Pennington Point and a mooted move away from Knowle are items civic leaders will quiz the district council’s deputy chief executive about on Monday.

Richard Cohen will attend a meting of Sidmouth Town Council.

Other issues on the agenda include the infrastructure of Sidmouth’s schools, health centre, parking and employment land, as well as safeguarding Alexandria Industrial Estate and the Localism Bill.

You can read a full report of Monday’s meeting in next week’s Sidmouth Herald.


PARKING PROBLEMS: A plea from emergency services will see double yellow lines extended in Alexandria Road to tackle a parking problem. Devon County Council bosses say they have received requests to alleviate the issue and proposals have been drawn up.


VEHICLE SHOW: The Electric Highway revolution will arrive in Sidmouth on March 17 when a Green Vehicle Show is staged by the Sid Valley Energy Action Group.

Representatives from Ecotricity, the company providing the national network of charging points on Britain’s motorways, will be among those on hand to answer questions at the Sidmouth College event.

The Electric Highway now links London, Bristol, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and north to the Lake District – all powered by green energy from Ecotricity’s wind and sun parks.