Sidmouth Museum to get parking spaces and other news

Sidmouth Museum has been given the go-ahead to create a pair of parking spaces behind the attraction. Read this and more.

999 EMERGENCY: Around 50,000 homes in Devon lost connection to all 999 emergency services from a landline due to a BT infrastructure issue on Tuesday.

The problem affected properties in some areas of East, Central and South Devon.

Police urged anyone who needed to contact 999 to use a mobile phone instead.

Full service was restored on Tuesday night.


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MUSEUM PARKING: Sidmouth Museum has been given the go-ahead to create a pair of parking spaces behind the attraction.

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Museum bosses want two spaces at the back of Hope Cottage, in Church Street, so that stewards can park their cars close to the building.

The spaces will be created in what is now the garden and storage area behind the museum. Proposals were awarded planning permission by the district council and were approved by Sidmouth Town Council, which owns the property, at a meeting last Monday.

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GARDEN SHOW: Newton Poppleford and District Gardens and Allotments Association has issued an invite to its annual show tomorrow (Saturday, July 14) at 2.30pm in the village hall. There will be a variety of stalls containing fruits, vegetables, jams and cakes, with a raffle and refreshments along with cups to be won and the opportunity to learn how to grow a prize-wining exhibit.

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BIN AND GONE: Police are investigating the theft of a green wheelie bin in Fore Street, Sidmouth, between 5pm on July 4 and 10am on July 5.

Officers have appealed for information and can be contacted on 101, crime reference: KS/12/339.

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