Why does a small town such as Dawlish attract so much Anti Social behavior? There was another incident at the ( Happy Hut ) again this afternoon about 5pm. Apparently a ambulance was requested but never turned up, the first repsonders from Dawlish fire station had to deal with this incident. Is there anyone on here could furnish the correct email address I would love to give my opinion to the correct council department. It is such a shame that this once quiet Devon town has attracted the scurge of the lower pond life, even that may be an understatement.
@Brooklyn Bridge, the lawn area, where the 'happy hut' is situated, is owned and controlled by teignbridge district council so either contact the district councillors, prowse, price, clemens and mayne or contact tdc directly............but don't hold your breath in anticipation of any action this century! failing that, we could all band together and have a 'sit-in' at the happy hut for a few days until we manage to oust the occupants! mind you, we would need to be there very early in the morning, when i go for the 07.30 train (which to be fair is not that often these days) they are already in situ with the requisite bottles of cider! i feel queasy just walking past them!
PS the lower case lettering is not of my making, once again this website reverts everything to lower case and I cannot be bothered changing it all!
There's been an unresolved problem for at least 30 years. Dawlish is a strange little town and, in some ways, very self destructive.
Between the police and the local council they have all the powers they need to stop this. It just seems that they are not interested in the feelings of the other 99.99% of people in Dawlish or the many holiday maker's who see these idoits drinking themselves into oblivion. Not to mention the numerous rants, fights and displays of negative intelligence from these soaks. Put pressure on the local council and police to enforce a sense of decency in relation to these anti social activities.
I think you are right carer. Walked past the happy hut at 4.30 this afternoon and counted 14 people all doing what they do at the happy hut! 15 minutes later there were three policmen, not at the happy hut but down at the seafront, looking at what appeared to be a piece of vertical pipe sticking out of the sand and pebbles. Most likely reported as a health and safety hazard! It does make you wonder.
The item on the beach had been reported as possible ordinance, the problem with the happy hut is that nothing has changed in 25+ years its as though the problem has become a acceptable part of the Dawlish scene.
How come other towns ie. St. Ives Weston super mare and others have sucessfully intoduced a ban on alcohol in the streets, why is Dawlish so against this? Don't give the old excuse Oh people want to drink wine on the lawn, it works n other towns. Dawlish is very lax on things, like dog fouling, parking on double yellow lines and on the pavement. As for feeling sorry forthe happy hut drinkers and druggies, I know from experience theyhave been offered help and housing, but always scrw it up. That levelof strret drinker is beyond help I'm afraid.