Memorial cycle race to Rodney Pyne in Sidmouth and more news

PUBLISHED: 18:08 30 September 2011

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Cycle race to be held in memory of Rodney Pyne. Read this and more.

BOWD COLLSION: A road traffic accident involving children at the junction of the Bowd, Sidmouth, left the busy A3052 congested for an hour-and-a-half on Tuesday morning. Devon Air Ambulance, paramedics and police raced to the scene at 9am following the two-car collision. Five people, including youngsters, were taken to hospital suffering minor injuries, said police.

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SCAFFOLD FEAR: A concerned member of the public called the police when they spotted someone on scaffolding at a property in Fore Street, Sidmouth, at 8pm on Monday. Officers attended the scene to find it was the owner of the premises who was carrying out repairs. The well-meaning caller was praised by Sergeant Andy Turner despite the false alarm. “We encourage people ringing in at the time in circumstances like this,” he said.

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CYCLE RACE: The annual Peak Hill Climb in memory of Rodney Pyne will take place on Sunday. October 9. The Sid Valley Cycle Club race starts at Jack’s Bar below Bedford Hotel at 10am. No pre-entry is required it costs £3 to enter on the day. Signing up starts at 9am, club riders set off at 10am and novice riders follow. There are trophies and cash prizes with spot prizes for novice riders. For more information contact Ron on (01395) 578297.

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SALTY: Plans to build an outbuilding at the Salty Monk in Church Street, Sidford, won the backing of town councillors. The district council will decide the fate of proposals.

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SQUIRRELS: Owners of Squirrels in Sidmount Gardens, Sidmouth, got the support of town councillors in their bid to build a detached garage – but only if it’s not used for business purposes. The district council will decide the fate of proposals.

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LIGHTS: Although some Devon towns are saving money by cutting their Christmas lights displays this year, Sidmouth will continue to be lit up for the festive season, with the official switch-on taking place in Market Place at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 19.

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ENERGY: Sidmouth Town Council has been invited to attend a talk by Keith Henry, former chief executive of National Power plc, entitled ‘Energy the Future – the Reality’, at Norman Lockyer Observatory on Saturday, October 29, 6.30pm.


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