Sidmouth resident unhappy with state of the roads and other news

Woolbrook residents are unhappy about the state of side roads in the area, according to a councillor. Read this and more.

TOILET KERB: A kerb outside a disabled toilet on Sidmouth seafront could be lowered to allow for better access.

Town councillors have agreed to discuss the matter in the future – but funding for such project could only be set aside in the 2103/14 financial year.

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WOOLBROOK WOE: Woolbrook residents are unhappy about the state of side roads in the area, according to a councillor.


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Frances Newth told town council colleagues on Monday that householders are “constantly asking” her when resurfacing work is due to take place.

She said the side roads are blighted by weeds and potholes.

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Councillor Stuart Hughes, the county’s cabinet member for highways, said he would look into the matter for Cllr Newth.

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RECYCLING AWARDS: East Devon District Council (EDDC) made the final of this year’s prestigious Plant and Waste Recycling Awards.

The council was a finalist in a category which recognises the local authority or regional partnership that has addressed the food waste problem and provided residents with information and equipment that has helped reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill.

An EDDC spokesman said: “In the last financial year, residents placed 6,082 tonnes of food waste out for collection, which represents about 25 per cent of the amount of waste which was sent to landfill before the scheme was introduced.”

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COMMON: Grazing cattle will soon return to East Devon’s pebblebed heaths including Colaton Raleigh Common, in special fenced off areas, in a bid to stop the area from turning into forest and to boost plant and wildlife.

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