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The sea wall
2 weeks ago

You are so right Fred! It really is a Heath Robinson job down here! They have been building a Noah's Ark type structure out of wood for days, which is supposed to be the viewing platform for those in wheelchairs. I still can't work out what the finished product will look like but I'm sure it will prove to be a wonderful amenity for those with skateboards once it's covered in concrete! ...

2 weeks ago

The seawall is NOT opening today, they may have it open by Tuesday! What a shambles! There is to be an immediate review into what went so badly wrong! It's already taken six months longer than planned and they still haven't finished, they will be back in the Autumn!

2 weeks ago

So, what do you do if you are not going to meet your deadline? Well, if you're Network Rail, you fill up the holes in the wall with Gaffa tape, yes really!, and pretend you have met your deadline!! You really could not make it up!!

Well I hope footfall in the town is reduced because it was impossible to social distance today. I have always  supported the local shops and certainly over the last four months but no longer, I am not prepared to compromise my health. And when all the visitors have gone I will have established new routines and probably won't return to shopping in town. The town council should have been ahead of ...

4 Jul 2020

Duckileaks, the ones I'm talking about probably do have back doors but to get to them you have to go from the front. I know for sure that two have definitely been closed throughout lockdown.

2 Jul 2020

We don't have that many pubs in Dawlish! I walk past four of them regularly and none have been obviously open, well, three of the four definitely not open!! I must admit some suspicious activity at one of them!

Leatash, you are so right! It will be utter chaos from Saturday, the R rate will rise, we will be in lockdown again through no fault of our own making, but alll the infected clowns will have gone home to Birmingham and Manchester!! You couldn't make it up but it will happen. Meanwhile, Dawlish will have ONE pavement for all whilst the other one is full of tables and chairs so the cafes can make ...

29 Jun 2020

But the lawn side is to be full of tables and chairs from all the cafes so you won't be able to walk up or down the lawn side! That's why that element of the plan is madness! We will all be herded onto one pavement, as it used to be before the refurbishment that was to 'save' Dawlish! It's bad enough now, but at least I can track between the two sides of the road to avoid those that cannot be ...

29 Jun 2020

Even if there is temporary parking restrictions on The Strand, the road is still open with traffic piling through. If the pavement next to the lawn area is taken up with tables and chairs from the cafes then we are restricted to walking along the other pavement and social distancing will be impossible. This element of the plan is nothing short of bonkers! To make this work The Strand would need to ...

Newton Abbot Tip
12 Jun 2020

If you are going to visit then take proof of your address otherwise you will be turned away.

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