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Ben Bradshaw on Dawlish rail line and the sea-change in public opinion on Brexit It is nearly five years since the line was closed for two months after damage caused by a winter storm. Conservative Cabinet Ministers, led by David Cameron, fell over themselves on visits to the region promising “money will be no object” in ensuring the Westcountry gets a railway resilient to the impacts of ...

leatash
leatash
1½ weeks ago

And looking at the weather thats on it's way it may be closed again Friday/Saturday.

On the matter of the three Community Environment Wardens - I've read that they only work Mon-Fri.

majorp
majorp
1½ weeks ago

They will only earn money if they catch the perpetators, and that to my mind will be difficult as most of it is done under the cover of darkness.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
1½ weeks ago

In my opinion, just a revenue earner for the council. Why not enforce the orders on The Lawn I am sure you could make a lot more than running all over the district.

Lynne
Lynne
1½ weeks ago

If you have concerns/wish to comment about this new Public Space Protection Order then you can make them known to the person shown below. I understand that the matter is still up for debate/discussion and will be on the agenda at the next TDC Overview and Scrutiny committee meeting being held on Monday 19th November where any comments from the public concerning this new PSPO will be brought to the ...

One day someone will come with an idea of putting the line inland away from the sea ....Dawlish Parkway!

A farmer responsible for the death of a 20-year-old killed by dangerous machinery has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Neil Carpenter, 45, from Dawlish, oversaw 'appalling' safety standards at Springfield Farm which led to the death of Lauren Scott. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/farmer-jailed-killing-lauren-scott-2187115

Network Rail Western Route Managing Director Mark Langman said: “Safety is our priority and owing to expected extreme weather tomorrow no services will be able to run through Dawlish and Teignmouth in the morning. “Strong winds and high tides are expected and once the poor weather has passed our engineers will inspect the railway and reopen the line once it is safe to do so. Read more... ...

To answer some of my own questions. It seems that: The three Community Environment Wardens employed by TDC will undertake the role of enforcement. (Yes, that's right - 3 people for the whole of Teignbridge are to enforce this). and investigations will be made to see if the Dawlish water fowl wardens would also be able to enforce these new regs. from: ...