British Council International School Award success for Broadclyst Community Primary School

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Tue, 10/23/2018 - 8:00am

Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) has been reaccredited with the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

Yeo!Cider 2018 - Yeoford Community Cider Festival

Event Date: 
13/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Yeoford Community Hall, Yeoford. EX17 5HY

Come and join us at our ever popular annual cider festival. This year we have 16 ciders and perries plus real ale and ginger beer.

And as always, some tasty hot and cold food to wash it all down, plus the finest of musicians to entertain us throughout the afternoon.

All proceeds go towards Yeoford Village Community Hall.

Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple train line so no one needs to drive.


Redrow Homes supports community land rejuvenation project

Authored by PF
Posted: Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:36am

Redrow Homes is working in partnership with the local council and community in Pinhoe, Exeter to revamp a derelict patch of land into a beautiful landscaped space.

The area is located near to Redrow’s Saxon Brook development and has been empty since a popular pub was demolished.

On learning that Redrow had a development in the area, Exeter City Council reached out to the award-winning housebuilder. Redrow was immediately keen to be involved in the rejuvenation of the community’s land surrounding Saxon Brook.

Phonic FM seeks a freelance Business Development Manager

Authored by Phonic FM
Posted: Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:14pm

Phonic FM is Exeter’s community radio station. Broadcasting across Exeter since 2008, it provides a locally-rooted alternative to mainstream radio, on FM and online.

The Need to Feed: Broadclyst Community Garden joins nationwide initiative to alleviate food poverty crisis

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:43am

With an estimated three million children at risk of being hungry during the school holidays in the UK this summer, and as food bank usage is reportedly hitting record highs, Broadclyst Community Garden has joined a nationwide initiative to grow and donate fresh fruit and vegetables to those in need.

Fun, summertime, open-air, family performance - open to all!!

Event Date: 
22/07/2018 - 2:00pm
Custom House, The Quay, Exeter


A celebration of Exeter's historic buildings through a loving look at our locally quarried "Heavitree Stone".  Family-fun performance, information and friendly chats with our "Quarrymen".

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Groups that support elderly invited to apply for £1,000 Community Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:08am

With 40% of households across the South West being made up of people over the age of 65*, it’s no surprise the region has the highest percentage of older people in the UK. In view of this, there is a wide range of fantastic charities and community groups that care for and provide activities for this aging generation.

It’s these groups that RGB Building Supplies is inviting to apply for £1,000 to spend at one of its branches as part of its Well Built Community Fund.

Exeter welcomes new indie businesses as city launches independents campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:52am

InExeter the city’s business improvement district, has reported that new independent businesses continue to open in the city centre, affirming Exeter as a destination for independent shopping. 

Since October 2017, Exeter has welcomed businesses including, Red Panda, Frocks in Swing Time, Busby & Fox, The Roots Foundation and Hutch. 

Freemasons Donate £5,000 to ABF The Soldiers Charity

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:51am

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire have match funding a cheque presented for £2,500 from the Freemasons Grand Charity making a total of £5,000 being presented to the ABF The Soldiers Charity, who themselves support soldiers and former soldiers of the British Army and their families and have been doing so since 1944.

Conservation volunteers receive £420 from Waitrose Community Matters

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:21pm

Community cash boost will enable council to purchase new tools so volunteers can carry out their work

East Devon’s conservation volunteers, who support the work of the East Devon District Council Countryside ranger with practical site management and conservation tasks throughout the year, have received a funding boost from Waitrose Community Matters of £420.

The money will be used to purchase new tools to help volunteers carry out tasks such as hedge laying, fence building and invasive species clearance at nature reserves across East Devon.