Exeter firm supports Budding Friends project

Age UK Exeter is proud to be working in partnership with Living Space Architects

The Exeter based company, who design housing for retirement, later life and adapted living, were moved to read about the new Budding Friends project set up by Age UK Exeter.

The project provides stimulating and engaging activities for people recently diagnosed with dementia and their families.

The project has taken on an allotment and needed a shed, both to store equipment and to provide shelter from the elements for the older people working outdoors.

Kirsty Curnow Bayley,...

Devon Community Transport Awareness Week

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/07/2015 - 8:04am

‘Transport for Your Community’ is co-ordinating its second Community Transport Awareness Week across Devon next week (Monday 8 June – Sunday 14 June).

Community Transport helps people across Devon, especially those in rural parts of the county, that may live miles from the nearest bus route, or are unable to afford taxi fares or are physically unable to use the public transport services provided.

Transport for Your Community, which is made up of local Community Transport group members across Devon, can provide transport to health appointments, services, shops and leisure...

Public transport proposals revised

More than half of public transport passenger trips planned to be cut in Devon are now proposed to be restored, following widespread public consultation.

Devon County Council had originally planned to reduce passenger trips by almost 400,000 this year to save £1.7 million, but it is now proposing to reduce this to just under 170,000 after talking to communities across the county.

Out of a total 4.5 million annual passenger trips on all of Devon’s supported services – it means that over 96% of passenger trips on Devon’s supported network would carry on unaffected by the...

Bluebird Care launches community grant scheme

The Bluebird Care Grant scheme has been created to provide local community and volunteer groups much needed funds so they can continue to perform the fantastic work they do.

William and Sara Flint, Directors of Bluebird Care – Exeter and East Devon, are passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives, be that of their customers, staff or by supporting local community projects.

The £500 Grant will be awarded quarterly and more information can be found here .

Hikmat Remembers World War I - Our War Too Multi-Cultural Contributions on the Western Front

Hikmat is a user-led co-operative that works with members of the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Devon.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Hikmat Remembers will look to uncover the forgotten voices of a global community involved in the First World War.

To mark one hundred years since World War One we hope to shine a light on the involvement and sacrifices of Chinese, Indian, African and Asian communities on the Western Front.

If you have a story to tell, any links or memorabilia or are interested in knowing more about the project then please...

Heavitree Jumble Trail

Event Date: 
21/06/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Heavitree, Exeter

A free community event you can join as either a stall holder or browser. It takes place on Sunday 21 June 2-4pm and involves anyone living inn Heavitree.

Local people sign up at the website below to hold a stall at their house selling jumble, bric and brac, plants, cakes, craft items, books, records, etc. check out the website for details of the stalls and their locations.

Join us and be part of an exciting new community event.

Fairy houses and paper giraffe on show in new exhibition

Freehand is a new exhibition of inspirational craftwork made by local young people and adults in workshops run by the Devon Guild, during 2014-15

Exhibition runs until Sunday 5 July.

The gallery will show objects made in a series of community workshops by Guild makers and artists, who worked with children and young people supported by social services and with complex needs, older people living in supported communities, refugees, adults with learning disabilities and prisoners from HMP Dartmoor. Together they have produced truly inspirational work including large paper mache...

Lunchtime Bite: Tales from the Organ Loft

Event Date: 
03/06/2015 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 3rd June 2015, 13.00-14.00

Andrew Millington reflects on a lifetime's work in Cathedral music.

By popular demand, this lecture is a repeat of the February event.

Ticket information

Tickets £3 (£2 for Friends of the Cathedral, Residents' Cardholders, Cathedral Volunteers) from 01392 285983 and online from

Vote for ELF to win £25,000

Authored by elfcharity
Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:20pm

ELF is building a critical care suite at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and its partners, Pavey Group have submitted the project to the Aviva Community Fund Awards programme to win £25,000 for the project.

The critical care suite will allow patients and their families privacy and dignity in a home away from home while undergoing treatment or facing the end of life. Once shortlisted it will be up to a panel of judges to decide if the project will be funded, but we need your votes to get us through to the shortlist.

Every vote gets ELF closer to being shortlisted and...

2015 Election Hustings: Creativity in Exeter

With an election just around the corner, prospective parliamentary candidates for Exeter have been invited discuss their views and policies around culture and creativity.

This is an opportunity for city residents to ask the politicians how they see Exeter's cultural community developing over the coming years and the values they place on creativity in all areas of life.

The speakers are: Ben Bradshaw (Labour), Dom Morris (Conservative), Diana Moore (Green Party), Keith Crawford (UKIP), Joel Mason (Liberal Democrat) and Edmund Potts (Left Unity Trade Unionists &...