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New community arts programme for Exeter communities

Event Date: 
11/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. David’s Hill Exeter, EX4 3RG

EXE-ARTS is a new programme created by not for profit arts organisation Superact to provide opportunities for people in Exeter to try out different art forms.

The sessions will be held at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. David’s Hill Exeter, EX4 3RG and take place from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on the following dates:

March 4th Pottery with Patsy Lang March 11th Graffiti Art with Miss C, (Cleo Heard) March 18th Fabric Art with Felicity Shillingford March 25th Lantern making with Emma Brogan

Sessions cost £3 towards materials and refreshments or £10 for all four sessions. You...

New community arts programme for Exeter communities

Event Date: 
04/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. David’s Hill Exeter, EX4 3RG

EXE-ARTS is a new programme created by not for profit arts organisation Superact to provide opportunities for people in Exeter to try out different art forms.

The sessions will be held at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. David’s Hill Exeter, EX4 3RG and take place from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on the following dates:

March 4th Pottery with Patsy Lang March 11th Graffiti Art with Miss C, (Cleo Heard) March 18th Fabric Art with Felicity Shillingford March 25th Lantern making with Emma Brogan

Sessions cost £3 towards materials and refreshments or £10 for all four sessions. You...

Discovery day gets community project off to a flying start

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:14am

Community groups in Honiton came together in impressive numbers for an event organised by a partnership of organisations, led by East Devon District Council, at the Beehive Centre in Dowell Street.

The Honiton Together discovery day featured a number of opportunities for groups to share experiences and best practice, discuss the future of community initiatives in the town and, for some, to pitch for funding through a ‘Dragons’ Den’ session.

Honiton Together received funding from central government to support local people and organisations to: • Feel that positive local...

Warden service set to be saved by city council

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:27pm

An old people's warden service threatened with being axed because of a funding shortfall looks set to be saved by Exeter City Council.

Devon County Council recently announced that it was withdrawing funding for the warden service for residents in older persons' accommodation because of pressures on its budget.

But the City Council - who manage the accommodation - has stepped in with an offer to fund the service after residents said how much they valued the support.

The warden service provides support to residents living in older persons' accommodation, carrying out...

Littleham celebrates new orchard

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:18am

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.

Tools, gloves and refreshments were provided and there was a real family atmosphere as mums, dads and children from tots to teenagers came along to dig holes and plant the saplings in an area of spare grassland...

Devon community projects TAP into funding

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:25am

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.

Well over half a million pounds was allocated to a huge range of...

Saving food and supporting the community

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:26pm

An Exeter charity has just set a new record in its work to prevent good food from being wasted and to support local community organisations across the city.

Devon and Cornwall Food Association, based in South Street, rescued over six tonnes of edible produce in December 2014, bringing the total saved last year to over 26,000 kilos.

Through its work with volunteers, in-date foodstuffs which are destined for landfill or incineration are collected daily and stored temporarily.

They are then re-distributed to dozens of community groups which support some of the most...

Young at Heart Club - Exeter

Event Date: 
20/03/2015 - 1:30pm to 27/03/2015 - 1:30pm
Venue: 
St Sidwells Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter

The Young at Heart Club is a for men and woman who are 50 years young or more.

You are welcome to go along if you like music, games, quizzes, fascinating talks, bingo or just meeting people and making new friends.

The club gives people the opportunity to have fun in a relaxed environment. Meetings are every Friday from 1.30pm-3.30pm at St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter.

The programme for the next few weeks is as follows:

Friday 13 March: Stroke Association – Their work

Friday 20 March: From Sri Lanka to Exeter

Friday 27...

Community photography exhibition goes on show

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:22am

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.

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Another happy year for Cranbrook

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:05pm

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.

Residents responded to questions in the Cranbrook Community Questionnaire across five sections entitled your community; services; Younghayes Centre; outdoor activity; and about you. The first one was carried out at the same time in 2013. The headline...

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