Exeter home visit pharmacy service showcased

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/08/2016 - 8:53am

AN innovative NHS service in Exeter which visits patients in their own homes to give advice and support around medication has been showcased at a top industry event at the ICC in Birmingham.

The Exeter cluster pharmacy team, managed by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, was one of only 12 projects from across the country to be selected to exhibit at the NHS Providers Showcase.

The event, part of the two-day NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition, is designed to promote outstanding work and provide delegates with inspiration and ideas to improve patient care.

Popcorn fun at The Beacon in Exeter

Authored by Liz Straw
Posted: Sun, 12/13/2015 - 2:31pm

Exeter families enjoyed popcorn and hot chocolate at the first film night held at the city's newest community centre, The Beacon.

They sang carols around the Christmas tree before watching The Nativity Story at the centre in Beacon Lane, Beacon Heath.

The evening was organised by Isca Church.

Watch out for details of the next film night, Sing-Along-A-Frozen.

ECOE share offer reaches £390,000

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2015 - 6:08am

The Exeter Community Energy Share Offer, which has been running since November 7th, closed on Thursday, having reached an astonishing investment figure of £390,000.

RISE‘n’Shine Festival for recovery community

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:24pm

A music and arts festival is being held to raise money for Devon’s first permanent recovery café.

The RISE 'n' Shine Festival will take place on Friday 27th November from 6pm at Sidwells Street Methodist Church in Exeter.

Proceeds will go towards setting up the county’s first permanent community café for people recovering from a drug or alcohol issue. The project is being organised by RISE Recovery, which provides drug and alcohol services across Devon. The recovery café will be opened at the Exeter RISE base in Uplands Business Centre, Heavitree Road.

Pastime Players: 'Tis the season to be jolly

Event Date: 
14/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 14th December 2015, 13.00-14.00 in the Chapter House

The Pastime Players, an Exeter based amateur Reminiscence Theatre Company, is returning to the Cathedral's Chapter House.

Their latest show, Tis the season to be jolly! recalls, through verbatim memories and music, what Christmas was like in 1950's Britain. After the performance, there will be an opportunity for the audience to share their own memories of Christmas past.

Do join us for a seasonal session of nostalgia. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided. £5.

Booking information

Exe-Arts community creativity workshops

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:05am

Exe-Arts, the community arts initiative set up by Superact's Patsy Lang, has reached the halfway milestone after a busy two months of fun creative workshops for all ages in art forms ranging from environmental sculpture and photography to graffiti art and experimental drawing.

Well Built community fund winners announced

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:28am

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce that Exeter Foyer is the latest beneficiary of their Well Built Community Fund.  The centre will be receiving £1,000 worth of building materials from RGB’s Exeter branch enabling them to create a fitness room to help improve the health and wellbeing of the young people they support.

SW Community Energy Day of Action

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 10/10/2015 - 8:22am

Over 30 community energy groups across the South West will come together next week in a coordinated Day of Action to urge the region's MPs to take urgent action to protect the future of community renewable energy projects.

Exeter’s railway wins trio of national awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/07/2015 - 7:35am

Exeter’s railway was a triple winner at the national Community Rail Awards held at Torquay’s Riviera International Centre on 1st October.

Exeter supports Social Saturday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/06/2015 - 6:34am

Social enterprises in Exeter are being celebrated at the weekend as part of a nationwide initiative - Social Saturday.

Saturday (10 October) marks a UK-wide day of activity to celebrate, raise awareness and buy from social enterprises.

What sets these businesses aside from traditional businesses is that they trade for a social or an environmental purpose. They reinvest or donate their profits to meet this purpose.