A piece of pottery donated to a charity shop in Honiton has sold at auction for just under £10,000 – reaching a total of £9,800. The piece was described as an antique spoon warmer, which was popular during the Victorian era to keep serving spoons warm. It was discovered that the pottery was created…Read More
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Sidmouth’s ever-popular Annual Regatta will return in 2024 with a renewed focus on developing and rediscovering the land and sea events that have delighted generations of Sidmouthians and visitors alike. Unfortunately, this year’s family fun will not feature the Red Arrows who have confirmed to the…Read More
Congratulations to Coldharbour Field Kitchen and Devon Eco Boutique who have both been named as finalists at the Exeter Living Awards. Backed by a massive marketing campaign, this event has sold out every year. Businesses can nominate themselves in one or more of the 20 categories – the winners are…Read More
Save Our Seas, Sidmouth’s first Winter Lights Festival will take place on 9 th , 10 th , 15 th , 16 th and 17 th February from 5.30-8pm. This new sustainable, low-carbon event provides a welcome opportunity to step outside, socialise and get inspired to act local and think global! The Winter Lights Festival…Read More
Trustees of Seaton Visitor Centre have decided to donate the Trust’s remaining funds to Seaton Wetlands in order for the site to continue the Trust’s dedication to education following their closure. Seaton Visitor Centre Trust have long been dedicated to helping to increase learning opportunities…Read More
National Coastwatch to provide ‘Coast Path Passport’ stamping points along the South West Coast Path
The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) has become an official ‘Coast Path Passport’ stamping point partner, working with the charity which cares for the UK’s longest and most popular National Trail, the South West Coast Path. The new partnership means that visitors to the Trail can now stop off…Read More
Nicci Simpson, a business woman from Ottery St Mary, has been named in the UK’s Top Female Entrepreneurs of 2024, a campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across UK. Nicci is the owner and founder of Devon Eco Boutique, a hub for unique gifts, practical products and preloved…Read More
Three art and culture projects in Sidmouth have received grants from East Devon District Council as part of their Creative East Devon Fund. The funding aims to support creative projects that improve people’s health and lives. The total funding amounted to over £31,000 and was awarded to fourteen…Read More
The Sidmouth and East Beach coastal defence scheme has been fully approved by the Environment Agency, with £16million of funding from the UK Government. The project will protect 113 residential and 70 commercial properties from the risks of sea flooding and cliff erosion and will cost around £20…Read More
A collaborative collage created by Honiton Primary pupils at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has been unveiled at Honiton Station. The artwork was officially unveiled at Honiton Station by the Mayor of Honiton, Councillor Helen Hurford. In a project led by the Friends of Honiton Station, attractive new…Read More