It was smiles all round on last week as residents turned out in force to support an apple tree planting event arranged by East Devon District Council.
The orchard idea is aimed at creating a more interesting and stimulating environment on a patch of land behind the community centre at Bidmead, Littleham, with local people feeling they have an involvement in the plot.
A funding project bringing together county, district, town and parish councils is kickstarting community projects across Devon and hopes to do more in 2015
The 'Town and Parish Fund' or TAP is the name given to the initiative whereby Devon County Council allocates £1 per elector per annum and district councils contribute 10p per elector, totalling around £600,000
This money is available for towns and parishes to join together to apply for funding that can make a difference to their communities.
A new community photography exhibition was launched last weekend at a celebratory event held at the Glorious Art House on Fore Street, Exeter.
The launch marked the start of the ‘Our Lives, Our Community, Our Voice’ project’s first photography exhibition.
The project, which has now run three courses in Exeter, provides participants with access to photographic equipment in facilitated workshops. It is managed by the Olive Tree Association/Devon Grapevine in partnership with Exeter-based social enterprise Meridian RAW and is funded by The People Health Trust.
Community spirit and friendly people make it a special place to live!
Survey results reveal that East Devon’s new community of Cranbrook has continued to remain happy overall during the past 12 months. Results from the second survey of this kind show that community spirit and friendly people are what makes Cranbrook special.
With 26 Parish and Town Council projects funded in 2013-2014, the Parishes Together Fund is looking to allocate more money to local community initiatives.
For the third year running, East Devon District Council (EDDC) and Devon County Council (DCC) are inviting Town and Parish Councils to apply to their joint initiative – the Parishes Together Fund – for grants towards projects that will solve local community issues.
Having already donated materials to a charity, sports club, school and community group, RGB Building Supplies is delighted to offer one more £1,000 building materials grant, this time for care and nursing homes.
Homes in the Exeter area are invited to apply for the donation to help them complete any renovation or refurbishment projects. Perhaps a home needs to update their communal areas, complete some essential repairs or renovate an outdoor area - whatever the project, RGB would like to hear about it.
On 10 December, nine members of the Torbay Young Adult Carers (TYAC) group, along with two development workers, paid a visit to the state-of-the-art Virtual Jet Centre based in Chudleigh. The occasion marked the first of several fun and inspiring events for the TYAC at the Centre aimed at giving this dedicated group of young adults some essential respite from the responsibility of caring for their loved one(s).