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From Monday 22 October 2018, there will be three-way traffic lights on Exeter Road (A379) at the Secmaton Lane and Week Lane junctions until 20 March 2019. Traffic lights will be operated manually during peak hours. Work will take place during the day (8am – 5pm). The works on Exeter Road form the first phase of the scheme with a second phase scheduled to start during the ...

A379 not fit for purpose?
Lynne
Lynne
yesterday at 15:57

Interesting column by Kyle Tagg in latest Dawlish Gazette  (see page 2) concerning the Sainsbury's roundabout/Secmaton Lane link road,  the A379 and the increase in the number of cars in the area (due to the increase in the number of houses).

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
yesterday at 15:29

Walking along The Strand, around 19:00hrs, last night and a woman was begging in the doorway of one of the shops. What was disconcerting was one of the veteran drunks was hiding behind a car, slightly back and opposite her. I did not notice him skulking there until we had walkied past him towards her. Once upon a time laws were enforced by constabularies and a policeman had a certain amount of ...

Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon. Three community drop-in events will be held in Dawlish, Holcombe and Teignmouth on the following dates: Tuesday 30 October - Dawlish Methodist Church, Dawlish, EX7 9PB from ...

Bandstand and other
majorp
majorp
yesterday at 10:29

That is why Scapegoat I asked the question in the first place. People can take prescibed drugs but that does not make them a druggie. People can become intoxicated, but that does not make them alchoholics. And the same for the homeless. sleeping rough for a few nights and hanging your coat on a conveniently placed nail on the wall does not make one homeless. Take a trip to St Petrocks, Exeter, ...

Scapegoat
Scapegoat
2 days ago

I'm commenting on the isuue of homelessness, drug (alcohol) addiction and mental health not the original post though I do find the labels "druggies" and "alkies" rather disingerous just as I would other terms that belittle the suffering of others.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
2 days ago

Can't be any more open than posted unless one lives under a rock. But, will clarify for you. In the bandstand, we have what appears to be homeless people and down at the other end, we have the druggies and alcoholics. Other than that what part do you not understand? Also, the town has a major problem with shoplifting, which affects all of us with higher prices.

Scapegoat
Scapegoat
2 days ago

Nobody chooses to be a "druggy" or "Alchey", nobody chooses to be homeless. Everyone however is different and some lose their way due to circumstance or illness. Some are so damaged that they're not ready to be helped yet but we shouldn't give up on them. We are all only about 4 circumstances/ decisions from being stuck in the same shit hole. Unfortunately there are  people that only see things ...

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
2 days ago

@S i totally agree with you

majorp
majorp
2 days ago

When someone writes something, it is unclear who they are refering too. Perhaps Brooklyn Bridge can be more open.

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