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Last week Network Rail apologised for not having it ready in time - now the the work is done. The new and improved sea wall and promenade at Dawlish is now open to the public - the first part of a huge scheme to protect the area from rising sea levels and extreme weather. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/first-section-80m-dawlish-sea-4371692

Some of them might surprise you DAWLISH WARREN In the summer Dawlish Warren is "full of the cast of Shameless" and in the winter it's so dead in the pubs that "you expect Clint Eastwood to pull you a pint over the tumbleweed" according to one review. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/nine-worst-places-live-devon-4365627

Its the first year i have not heard it at all, miss the deep hardcore techno base. i will have to fire up my own sound system this year..

FredBassett
FredBassett
1½ weeks ago

On private land so not illegal as for holiday makers complaining, you come down here increasing the risk of spreading covid19 to an area that has so far had one of the lowest number of outbreaks and now you complain about locals having a one off party. How about you just go home you misserable bunch.

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
1½ weeks ago

Complaints about the noise, lack of Covid-19 distancing and the effects on wildlife have been made Locals and holidaymakers were angry as the noise from the event at the Eastdon Plantation countryside park carried on throughout the night despite police attending and speaking to organisers. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/anger-huge-illegal-rave-continues-4364866

@Leatash, got my keyboard back so can do a full reply! I pointed out to NR in the first consultation  that in 2014 the line was breached and they needed to work 24/7 to get it up and  running, which we all understood. But, that is not the case in building the Dawlish Berlin Wall! The line is open and so there is no need for night working. I asked why they needed to work through the night and ...

1½ weeks ago

So why have we have we had to put up with 24 hour working? My point is if the line could be reinstated in only two months why has it taken over a year to do this work? The answer, too many workers spend too much time on their phone! anyone else Got problems with their keyboard on this site? mamu workers spwms

leatash
leatash
1½ weeks ago

But at the end of the day we will in the near future be glad that it has been done , and there is no comparison with the 2014 works and what is going on now. In 2014 the only main line into the West Country was put out of action and it was critical to restore the link fast, today there is no panick trains are running the line is intact. The works are to future proof the line against rising sea ...

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
1½ weeks ago

Thanks Lynne, your post sums it up perfectly! They got the line up and running in two months in 2014 but have taken 12 months to date and have not finished! For months I have witnessed day after day the inactivity of large numbers of workers who are being paid to work!! I have told Network Rail that I am going to formally request, through our useless MP, a Parliamentary inquiry into the costs of ...

1½ weeks ago

And believe me Leatash, that sums up the work on the wall perfectly!

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