Lost Seaton teddy bear helps with lockdown

PUBLISHED: 11:57 30 April 2020

Seaton Ted. Picture EDDC

Seaton Ted. Picture EDDC


A child’s teddy bear found on the foreshore at Seaton is helping East Devon District Council (EDDC) keep its beaches safe.

Found on the pebbles by an EDDC beach officer, Ted’s owner has not yet got in touch to claim him.

But until he can safely return home, he has been helping the council patrol carry out checks on the beaches it looks after.

EDDC has asked: “Has anyone’s child lost this little chap during essential exercise at Seaton beach?

“He’s safe and helping our beach officer with his patrol, but we’re sure he’d like to go home.”

But, sadly, no-one came forward, and so Ted has joined the beach officer in helping out with his daily work.

EDDC’s beaches are still open for people when on their permitted exercise, as are the council’s nature reserves, while the majority of its parks and gardens have now reopened.

But the following remain closed: The Glen, Honiton; Seafield Gardens, Seaton; all play areas; outdoor gym equipment; all skate parks.

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