Devon’s residents are being urged to hang on to their broken possessions over the Christmas holidays so they can be fixed at what promises will be the largest repair café ever held.
The Big Fix 2020 will be held on Saturday February 15, and will see up to 109 repair cafes across the UK being held simultaneously.
The national event is being coordinated by Devon County Council and follows the success of The Big Fix last year when volunteers broke the record for the number of items repaired at a single repair café.
Through its Well Built Community Fund, RGB Building Supplies has already donated £5,000 for groups, charities and schools to spend at its branches this year. It has one last giveaway for 2019 and is calling for nominations for the chance to win £1,000 to purchase building materials or tools.
RGB's Community Fund aims to help groups complete much-needed projects that they would not otherwise be able to.
Fuel poverty levels in Devon have been on the increase in recent years and whilst projects like Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, run by Exeter Community Energy (ECOE), have been tackling this issue head-on with drop-in energy clinics and in-depth home visits across the region, there is still a lot more that could be done.
Do you sit on a town or parish council in Devon? If so, you need to know how to respond to planning proposals affecting your community. Your response, as consultees in the planning process, can significantly influence the outcome and make a real difference to what the local planning authority decides. CPRE Devon invites you to a special ‘planning workshop’ for Devon’s town and parish councils. Experienced, independent Planning Consultant, Jo Widdecombe, will guide you through the process and explain what’s important.
Honiton business owner Lucy Wakefield is this month celebrating the 5th anniversary of running her dog sitting business, Barking Mad. Despite her business success, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. The story of why she started the business revolves around giving up a career she loved due to a health scare and losing her beloved Newfoundland, Kodiak.
A social lunch at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel on the third Tuesday of the month starting 16 April 2019 at 12.30pm. Come and meet others in your community. All ages welcome. The hotel is offering 2 meals for £10. Come along on your own or with a friend/family member/neighbour. Please telephone the hotel to confirm your place. 0330 390 0490
Tesco is marking its centenary by offering community projects in Exeter the chance to bag their share of a huge £100,000 funding pot.
As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across Exeter are being invited to share in the funding during two special Bags of Help voting rounds.
Bags of Help, run in partnership with the charity Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. So far in Exeter Bags of Help has awarded £110,408 to 32 local projects.
Investigation work is being carried out at Exmouth’s Warren View Sports Ground by East Devon’s contractor Geotechnics Limited over the next few weeks to give reassurance that the site is suitable for all-weather pitches and other multi-sport facilities.
East Devon District Council is working with the Devon-based charity Exeter CITY Community Trust to develop a pioneering sports hub at the Ground, which is one of a number of sports and recreation sites owned and protected by the council in Exmouth and across the district.