Appeal to green-fingered Exeter residents

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 11:54am

The Stoke Hill Community Association is appealing for green-fingered residents to pitch-in and help create a new community garden in the imposing grounds of St Katherine’s Priory on the 26-27 September.

The project, which is backed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), will be part of an open weekend at the Priory designed to bring the community together to share existing skills, learn new ones and turn an area of grey to green as part of the national Greening Grey Britain campaign.


Event Date: 
29/09/2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Oystercatchers Cafe, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

Using Facebook and Twitter to promote the newly branded Arts Quarter of Teignmouth centred around Northumberland Street is the focus for the September social media cafe.

The event is being held on Tuesday 29 September at The Oystercatchers Cafe from 5.30-7.30pm.

Cafe founder, Mandy Pearse, will be showing how local traders and organisations can harness the potential of facebook to promote not only their shop or venue but also market the thriving arts quarter.


Event Date: 
13/09/2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Teign Heritage Centre

Local people from across South Devon are being invited to come along to two information events being held by the trustees of Pavilions Teignmouth, the new arts and community centre.

On Sunday 13 September from 3-5pm at the Teign Heritage Centre there will be a chance to hear all the latest about progress with the centre currently under construction. A short presentation by the trustees at 3.10pm will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

RGB recognised in national awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:56am

RGB Building Supplies, which has a branch on Alphinbrook Road, Exeter, has been recognised in the national Build It Awards for the second year running.

The awards, which celebrate all aspects of self build and renovation, has named RGB as a finalist in the ‘Best Builders Merchant for Self Builders’ category; a category that they won in 2014.


Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 12/12/2015 - 1:00pm
St David's Community Centre, Exeter

Exe-Arts is a community arts initiative offering 4 months of workshops open to the public, encouraging people to try out different art forms and meet up with other community members. The focus of these workshops includes drawing, painting, photography, graffiti, ceramics, fabric art and lantern making.

There are also sessions aimed at families that involve performing arts, drawing, painting, environmental art, photography and animation.

The Exeter Pound – good value for local money

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:57am

This week has seen the launch of a new community currency in Devon.  From 1st September the Exeter Pound has been tradable in about one hundred independent businesses in and around the city.  Exeter is thus joining Bristol, Totnes and a few other places in England to introduce a local money system that has no value outside its own community, but which will be worth much within it.

Join the Beacon Blitz!

Authored by Liz Straw
Posted: Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:00pm

Come and join a decorating blitz of Exeter’s exciting new community centre - The Beacon.

Volunteers are spending four days next month transforming the former youth centre into a welcoming space for all ages. We’re calling it The Beacon Blitz – you can sign up for just four hours or more on September 18/ 19 and 25/26.

Extended opening hours at Topsham Library

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:22am

Library users in Topsham will benefit from extended opening hours thanks to additional support provided by volunteers.

From 7 September the opening hours will increase from 15 to 19.5 with the library open until 6pm every Monday and Thursday for ‘Library Extra’ sessions hosted by Estuary League of Friends volunteers.

Cllr Roger Croad, Devon County Council's Cabinet Member with responsibility for the library service, said:

Heavitree's second Jumble Trail

Event Date: 
23/08/2015 - 2:15pm to 4:15pm
All around the Heavitree area

Come and join the trail around Heavitree of stall holders selling a range of items from preloved items to specialist craft and superbly yummy baked goodies. This is a wonderful way to get to know your neighbourhood and your community as a social event with the potential to find hidden treasure on the stalls as you go!

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Community fund available to Exeter groups

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:53am

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has been giving away £1,000 worth of building materials every other month to various different groups since its launch in May 2014. 

Now the builders merchant is asking Exeter based charities and projects that support the homeless to nominate themselves to receive the grant.

With a 165-year history, RGB’s Community Fund is a way of giving something back to the community that has been such a support to them.