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How do you cross the railway line to get to the beach? I understood that all that land belonged to Network Rail and they have strict regulations about building work, access, etc.

A lot of the older people who live in Dawlish will soon be marooned in their homes if all the shops disappear. For a great many of them, the only face to face interaction with other people is when they go shopping, to the post office, bank, etc. It can't be any good for their mental and physical health to be stuck indoors without any reason to go out or place to go to. @leatash we may be ...

17 Apr 2018

So much for the pledge never to close the last bank in town. The concept of service to the public is totally alien to banks now. Even service to other businesses has gone down the toilet. All they think about is ways to save money and pay vast bonuses to themselves.

Well, I saw a man who let his dog poo by the side of the path in the Manor and it was a big one (both poo and dog). I remonstrated with him and told him he could face a fine but he just looked blank and I don't think he really thought there was any problem. A child running along by the side of that footpath could easily step in it, plus anyone else. When you can't get through to people, what do ...

Thank goodness for that. Somebody must have got them mixed up with Homebase who are closing about 40 stores around the country.

5 Feb 2018

Apparently, there is a question mark over whether Sainsbury's will stay open as they are having staffing difficulties.

Perhaps there would not be so much fly-tipping if the council made the local tip at Forde Road more user-friendly. Waited ages the other day to dispose of an old lawn mower until the queue was out on to the road while they were loading and unloading skips.

Would have thought that if something against the law happens on the Lawn the police would have to be involved, depends on what is classed as criminal activity these days.

I don't see how the council can claim the credit for it being a haven for wildlife - this swathe of countryside always has been!

Just out of interest, is there a limit to the number of people who will be able to attend. The reason I ask is because I have been to a number of events at Powderham & obviously there is a limit to the amount of parking it can take & also when it comes to finishing, there is a mad scramble to get out of the exits (usually 2). So therefore the "free" entrance will presumably be only for a certain ...

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