Archive for January, 2014


We have received a report of theft from a Dinghy Tender moored at Bantham Quay, Kingsbridge. The Carburretor and Air Intake were removed and stolen, this occurred around 1620-1635hrs on Saturday the 4th January 2014.

Three men and a Ford Saloon vehicle were seen in the area around this time, Male one is described as being white in his 20s wearing a grey/blue hooded top with the name NIKE to the front and tracksuit bottoms.

The second male is described as white in his 20s with light brown/blonde hair of gaunt appearance with what appeared to be a tattoo on his neck and may have been wearing spectacles he was wearing a black hooded top, dark coloured trousers and dark coloured trainers with white around the sole.

The third male is described as white, of larger build with short dark or black hair , wearing a black sweatshirt with a logo to the chest area, dark trousers and dark coloured trainers with white around the sole.

Owners of sailing vessels are asked to be aware of this incident, report any suspicious activity you may see in and around moorings to the Police promptly.

If you see or recognise the description of these men or vehicle, please call the Devon and Cornwall Police 101 no: quoting crime ref JK/14/24. Thank you


On Saturday 25th January, Devon Wildlife Trust is holding an Open Day on South Efford Marsh and would like to invite local residents to come and see how the wildlife reserve is developing two years after the new tidal gate was installed.  There will be a number of people there to give information about the various things to be seen, including our two local birders Rod Bone and Eric Wotton, and Anissia White will be there to update us on her botanical research on the saltmarsh.  A series of guided walks is planned from 10.30am until 3.00pm.  Soup and hot drinks will be available to take the chill off a winter’s day.

If you would like to take part on one of these walks DWT have asked that everyone contact them to book please, so that they can ensure that everyone gets a place, and so that they can have an idea of numbers.

By phone, Devon Wildlife Trust – 01392  279244

or email –

Visitors to the marsh will also be able to use the newly completed hide which, in spite of all the awful weather, was finished just before Christmas.  It has been put up about halfway down the marsh, and gives a good view over the newly developing saltmarsh and, also, over the bank behind to the river.