Locals will once again be braving the cold waters of Sidmouth in the annual tradition that is the Boxing day swim!
The swim started around 1985 and has been describe as a means of revival from the excesses of food and drink on Christmas day, and you can be sure of a shock when you hit the icy water.
The Sidmouth Regatta Committee organise the event in conjunction with the Sidmouth Lifeboat to ensure that the event is well looked after.
All entrants are asked to sign up and congregate in front of the Sailing Club at the east end of the esplanade from around 10:30am to show off their fancy dress. The main event starts at 11:00am until as long as you can stand the temperatures!
Only the brave dare to leap into the cold waters!!
Fancy dress and a winter dip this boxing day at 10:30am on the esplanade!
East Devon District Council (EDDC) has this week announced plans for a new project aimed at the town's coastal defences. The 12 month plan, known as the Beach Management Plan (BMP) will be put into action to answer the issues of the cliff erosion taking place east of the mouth of the River Sid.
An estimated £75,000 will be spent on data collection in an attempt to gather resources and options to attract relevant funding from information gathering through to the final production of the project.
Of course, the community will have a say in this and first off were the local fisherman, the lifeboat and the sailing club. Public meetings will be held in January and another later in the year. Members of the public will also be able to gather information and comment on alternatives at the early stages.
The beach is not only used by the public for general recreational use, it is also used commercially, as a habitat for wildlife and environmental sciences so a plan is essential for the diverse range of uses.
There are currently 3 main aims to be considered which are -
Should you wish to attend the first public community engagement, then details of this will be released early in January 2014 through the press, EDDC website and their appropriate social media services.
The erosion at the east end of Sidmouth's beach
Will the plan be a success - time is of the essence!
Christmas is upon us again and it's time for some, to begin Christmas shopping! Sidmouth has a huge variety of shops to choose from in the town to pick up anything and everything you need.
These are just a selection of the shops in the town offering a whole range of items, gifts and accessories to help you get the gifts you want. Friendly, helpful and experienced staff make the shopping experience in the town a delight and you can take the load off at one of the many restaurants, cafes and bistros.
Sidmouth Late night shopping is organised by the Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce.
Let all your family and friends know about Sidmouth's amazing Late Night Shopping Experience!