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...
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...
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...
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.
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...