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It’s 9am, it’s the last Friday of the month, it’s the Budleigh Salterton Farmers Market!

In the Exmouth journal this week I saw a story about a girl from Budleigh who received a gold Book Track certificate - and I was curious to see what this was.

Lower Otter Restoration Project

Come to the Drop-in Exhibition at The Temple Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday 5th July. Held between 12 noon and 7pm.

Lower Otter Restoration Project Budleigh Salterton

The Lower Otter Restoration Project aims to create a more resilient and naturally functioning downstream section of the River Otter, its estuary and immediate surroundings to benefit future generation. Working with local people and organisations, the project plans to maintain and improve public access, provide preventative measures for erosion to the old refuse tip and relocate the cricket club.

Drop-in to the exhibition to learn more about:

  • The vision and objectives of the Lower Otter Restoration Project
  • What has the project has achieved so far in order to understand the area and narrow down the viable options
  • See the four shortlisted designs, learn their pros and cons and leave your feedback
  • What are the Projects next intended steps to determine a preferred option and secure funding

To find out more about the Lower Otter Restoration Project, please visit their website.

Want to learn more but unable to attend? Visit lowerotterrestorationproject.co.uk/events after the 6th July to see a copy of the display boards and fill out the feedback form.

Budleigh Salterton Gala Week

Held Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June, Budleigh Salterton's Gala week looks to be jam-packed with lots of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Budleigh Salterton Lions Club Gala Week

With events held every day, the week long gala is hosted by the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club.

Here's a quick overview of the activities on offer! All Week

  • Swimtime - St Peters School Swimming Pool - Intensive Swimming and Fun Swims
  • Victoriana at Fairlynch Museum - Memories of Queen Victoria's Reign, Open all week, except Monday

Saturday 27th May

  • The Big Breakfast - Public Hall, 9am - 12 noon, In aid of Cancer Research UK
  • Childrens' Procession - from Mackerel Square, 1.30pm
  • Crowning of the Gala Queen and Princess - 2pm, Opening of the Fete and Gala Week
  • Cream Teas- Public Hall 2pm - 4pm, In aid of Force. £2.50 each
  • The Adventures of The Lost Dog - Public Hall, 6.30pm - 7pm, A story told through dance.

Sunday 28th May

  • Songs of Praise - St Peter's C of E Church, 10.30am
  • Dog Show and Have-A-Go Agility - On the Green, 11am onwards
  • Childrens' Pavement Artist Competition - Public Hall, 2pm - 4pm
  • Beach Fishing Competition - Budleigh Beach, 4.30pm - 8.30pm
  • The Adventures of The Lost Dog - Public Hall, 6.30pm - 7pm, A story told through dance.

Monday 29th May

  • One Day Art Show - Public Hall, 10am - 4pm
  • Pebble Building Competition - Budleigh Beach, Marine Parade, 10am - 11.55pm
  • Childrens Fancy Dress Parade and Competition - On the Green, 20pm
  • Pudding Club - Public Hall, 7pm

Tuesday 30th May

  • Swimtime - St Peters School, 9am onwards
  • 'Budleigh in Bloom' Coffee Morning - Public Hall, 9.30am - 2pm
  • Whatever the Weather! - Temple Methodist Church Hall and Lawn, 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Crafts, stalls and lots of family fun!
  • Evening of Nostalgia - Public Hall, 6.30pm onwards. Hosted by the Budleigh Salterton & District Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday 31st May

  • Swimtime - St Peters School, 9am onwards
  • Childrens Cycle Competition - St Peters School, 10am
  • Fantastic Fun! - Public Hall, 11am - 3pm. Play all day ith activities to suit all ages.
  • Cash Bingo - Public Hall, Doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm

Thursday 1st June

  • Swimtime - St Peters School, 9am onwards
  • Coffee Morning and Bazaar - Public Hall, 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Grease - Public Hall, Doors open 6pm with Film starting at 7pm
  • The Big Interactive Family Quiz - Budleigh Salterton Football Club, Doors open 7.30pm, 8pm start

Friday 2nd June

  • Swimtime - St Peters School, 9am onwards
  • Exmouth RNLI Coffee Morning and Stalls - Public Hall, 10am onwards
  • Budleigh Salterton Carnival Disco - Public Hall, 8pm till late

Saturday 3rd June

  • Summer Fair - Public Hall, 10am - 12 noon. In aid of The Little Valley Animal Shelter
  • Salterton Hootenanny Hoedown Horror! - Public Hall, Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start. A Murder Mystery Dinner with The Salterton Drama Club
  • Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir - St Peters Church, 7.30pm. With Worcester Male Voice Choir as guests.
  • Family Disco and the Football Club - Budleigh Salterton football Club, 7.30pm

Sunday 4th June

  • Family Fun Run - Starting at the Lime Kiln Car Park, 12 noon. In add off the Town Christmas Lights
  • Cake Sale - Lime Kiln Car Park, 11.30pm - 30 minutes following end of Fun fun. In aid of Nepal's Children
  • Fmily Treasure Hunt - Starting at the Public Hall, 2.30pm - 3.30pm.
  • Quiz Night - The Dog and Donkey in Knowle Village, 8pm - 10pm

To find out more about the event and how to book, please click here.

With the snap election coming up, Brexit negotiations looming and the political landscape of Britain about to change forever why not head over to St Peters Church in Budleigh Salterton and find out how diplomacy used to work?

If like me, most of what you remember of Elizabethan history has become muddled with quotes from classic comedy Blackadder, then this might just be the event for you.

Award-winning historian, archaeologist and broadcaster Dr Sam Wills, in conjunction with the Budleigh Literary Festival will host an evening recounting the campaign battle between the Spanish Armarda and the Royal Navy in 1588.

Learn about the battles, the logistics and the resources of both fleets and sail away into an era that formed relations between England and Spain for years to come on what promises to be an interesting and informative evening.

The talk takes place on the 12th May at St Peters church at 7pm, book in advance at the Budleigh Literary Festival website.

Oh, and you can also have a glass of wine! What more could you want?

Held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, Budleigh's very own food and drink festival promotes 'Buy Local' to support food producers and other local businesses in East Devon and is completely free to enter.

Organized and run entirely by volunteers, Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival is suitable for all ages. Get involved with the wide variety of activities including:

  • Live Music
  • Cookery and Food nutrition Demonstrationo
  • Children's crafts
  • Music and food workshops
  • Family entertainment
  • Food, drink and craft market
  • The main festival is held at the Public Hall and on the adjacent Green however many surrounding shops, businesses and pubs join in with the weekends festivities.

    To find out more about the Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival please visit budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk.

Salterton Drama Club Presents 'My Three Angels'

Come at see the Salterton Drama Club perform their latest production 'My Three Angels' at the Salterton Playhouse.

With performances each night at 7.30pm between Monday 6th and Friday 10th March and a 2.30pm Matinee on Saturday 11th March 2017, early booking is essential to ensure availability.

Written by Sam and Bella Spewack, 'My Three Angels' is set in the topical prison colony of Cayenne on Christmas Eve. Hopeless storekeeper, Felix Dulay, fearfully awaits the return of owner Gaston. With three convicts as Guardian angels, the Christmas lunch is soon cooked.. as well as Felix's books! See what happens when the 'Three Angels' let loose their executioner on Gaston for his cruel behaviour!

Tickets are Available at Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information at £8 each.

To book tickets, please call 01395 445275 and to find out more please visit saltertondrama.co.uk.

Bicton Botanical Gardens

With a variety of activities on offer, Bicton Botanical Gardens is sure to please. Take a stroll through the historical gardens and look at the exotics plants found in Bicton's four glasshouses. Why not take a ride on the woodland railway which takes you around the park on a 25 minute 1.5 mile journey.

There are plenty of activities for the children to enjoy, with Bicton boasting both indoor and ourdoor play areas and a nature trail.

With plenty more to offer, please click here to find out more.

Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre

Opened in 1967, Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre is a great place to learn about the history of Budleigh Saltertion. With exhibits that cover a vAriety of different areas, you can learn about Smuggling, Natural History and anything in between.

Also featuring a vast art collection with most work by artists of local significance, the museum, open in the afternoon, is suitable for all ages.

To learn more about what the Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre has to offer, visit their website.

Budleigh Salteron Events and Activities 2016

Fancy a night out? I've had a look to see what upcoming performances are on near Budleigh salterton and in the surrounding area and this is what i've fond so far...

Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir

Held at St Peters Church on Saturday 12th March from 7pm, The Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir's performance will feature a wide varety of well know music from musicals, stage and screen.

Tickets are £10 each are available from The Card Shop Too on the High Street.

Beer, Bangers and Bands Concert

Held on Sat 16th April at the Public Hall, this concert features top local bands including:

  • Sam Green and the Midnight Heist
  • Hucklebuck featuring Ian Briggs and Ian Jennings
  • Supported by The Budleigh Ukelele Rat Pack
  • Opening the night with Savoy and Poppy Freya

There will be great local food and drink available, a variety of local real ales and a quality raffle and silent auction.

To find out more and buy tickets, please visit budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk.

Budleigh Jazz Festival

With performances held over three days, from Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April, in the Public Hall, Budleigh Jazz Festival features a variety of performers from Zoe Schwarz and Brian Moore to Dixeland Allstars and Craig Milverton.

To find out more about the festival programme and how to buy tickets, please visit budleighjazzfestival.org.

Literary Festival Budleigh Salterton

18th – 21st September 2014.

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival. Taking place from Thursday the 18th - Sunday the 21st September!

The line-up includes inspiring talks, readings, workshops and in conversations with prize-winning and critically acclaimed authors. Alongside some of the UK's finest novelists, we offer audiences a chance to hear talented playwrights, historians, biographers, scientists, broadcasters, economists and rising literary stars.

Tickets will be available from 28th July.

The Box Office for this year’s Festival opens on Monday 28th July 2014. Tickets may be bought in person or over the phone from the Information Centre in Budleigh Salterton

More information on the event can be found at the official website here http://www.budlitfest.org.uk/

The Festival location

The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival - share the talent!

Budleigh Salterton's 4th Jazz Festival

18th – 21st April 2014.

The Budleigh Jazz festival is celebrating it's 4th year this year with another amazing line up. This years festival will see a Clarinet Summit combing three great Jazz musicians on one stage on the same night, Saturday April the 19th.

The festival will include performances from Elaine Delmar, Pete Allen, Ken Peplowski, Georgina Jackson, Julian Marc Stringle, Craig Milverton and The Pedigree Jazz Band featuring Chris Walker and Roger Marks.

The concert starts at 7.30pm in Budleigh Public Hall. Tickets are £17.50 and full weekend festival tickets are £60. Tickets are available from:

  • The Card Shop Too, High Street, Budleigh Salterton (01395 446767).
  • Tony Dealler, Shire House, Cricket Field Lane, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6PB (01395 446524). Email: deallers@uwclub.net
  • For more information visit the main website here.

The Festival location

An amzing range of talent will be performing at the 4th Budleigh Jazz Festival

Let others know about the 4th Budleight Jazz Festival.

East Devon Way - Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) organisation are launching a new walkers guide for the 38 mile route covering the East Devon Way. This also includes a business directory promoting food, drink and accommodation as well as activities along the way.

They are looking for East Devon's hidden gems that they may be unaware off but others may well know about and would like to promote them. Here is a list of what they are looking for -

  • Accommodation providers, camp sites, self catering, B&B's and Hotels
  • Local food producers, farm shops and deli's for people to purchase food for picnics
  • Cafe's, tea rooms and somewhere to get a traditional Devon Cream Tea
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Outdoor businesses, rural enterprises, luggage transfer companies, dog friendly businesses, cycle shops/hire and repairs and horse riding business.

They are also looking for tales of local history, legends, flora and fauna, special places, amazing views and perhaps photos from local people.

East Devon Way postcard.

You can send you business details to the AONB if you wish to be a part of the project.

The East Devon Way covers 38 miles between Exmouth and Lyme Regis in south east Devon. As well as these larger towns smaller towns are passed through such as Newton Poppleford, Sidbury, Colyton, Uplyme and of course her in Sidmouth. This then links back to the South West Coastal Path at both ends of the route.

You can send your details to the following places -

Phone the team on 01404 46663

Email the team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AONB are looking for people to send them any hidden gems in your local town.

Local Hairdresser scoops top prize.

Budleigh Salterton's inspiring hairdresser, Daniel Neaves has been crowned one of Britain's top employers. The owner of DKN Hairdressing has been recognised for his excellence in business and apprenticeships in the UK.

He defeated 1500 entrants to become the winner of this prestigious award including Barclays, McDonalds, Virgin Media, ITV and Starbucks.

The award ceremony was held at the LG area NEC Birmingham with a speech from the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg the importance of apprenticeships and Daniel's contribution to the cause.

Sir Timothy West was in town to perform with the English Piano Trio at St Peter’s Church, and visited the Salterton Arms with his wife, Fawlty Towers actress Prunella Scales, and a group of friends.

The Salterton Arms’ Nick Stiling said: “Someone rang us about three months ago and said can we book a table for about eight people on Sunday night. I said we don’t normally do food on Sunday night, but would open the kitchen just for them, not knowing who it was.”