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Burn off Christmas calories at outdoor gym

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:07pm

Broadclyst’s new £9,000 outdoor gym is ready to use! East Devon District Council has been working hard with Broadclyst Parish Council to provide residents with the free-to-use outdoor gym that they wanted.

Having an outdoor gym in Broadclyst was proposed and chosen by the local community. Earlier this year Broadclyst Parish Council and EDDC asked community groups and others to put forward their ideas as to how £11,800 of sports funding accumulated from recent local housing developments (Section 106 money) should be spent.

Local groups urged to apply for funding

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:42pm

Devon Community Foundation is encouraging local groups and organisations who have great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live, to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

The charity is supporting groups to apply to a funding programme Active Communities launched by the People’s Health Trust for the South West. The funding programme is aimed at local people and groups wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.

Free training for community energy groups

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:37pm

The first of five, free training events for community energy groups was staged on 2 December, as part of RegenSW’s Community Energy Accelerator Project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Devon County Council.

Representatives from 14 community energy groups in Devon interested in developing wind, solar, hydro or biomass renewable energy projects gathered in Exeter to receive expert legal advice on group structures and landowner agreements from Stephens Scown Solicitors, who provided sponsorship for the event.

Exeter Wilko offers a helping hand

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:15am

Team members at the Wilko store in the Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter, are offering a helping hand to community groups and charities in the area who need extra support.

Whether the project benefits young people, families or the elderly, Wilko is appealing to anyone who is passionate about their local community to get involved and apply for a donation from the store’s Helping Hands budget.

Scrapstore supremo calls for community input

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:48am

An Exeter charity faced with rebuilding its headquarters is calling on artistic and creative individuals and groups to help by completing a short survey.

Over the last 30 years the Scrapstore has provided a wealth of arts and crafts materials to families, community organisations, schools, playgroups and artists across Devon.

Now in its fourth year as a charity the Scrapstore is looking to the future. Its current home, a hut in the corner of Belmont Park is over 75 years old and will need replacing or a major makeover.

St David's Winter Gift Fest

Event Date: 
06/12/2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Community Centre, St David's Hill, Exeter

St David's Winter Gift Fest emphasizes local creativity and sustainable shopping

Residents of St David’s in Exeter are holding a Winter Gift Fest on Saturday 6th December,,showcasing the creative talent of the many skilled artists, craftspeople, writers and musicians who live in the area, amateur and professional. The event follows the successful ArtsFest St David’s held in October.

Exeter Scrapstore seeks views 

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:44pm

An Exeter charity faced with rebuilding its headquarters is calling on artistic and creative individuals and groups to help by completing a short survey.

Over the last 30 years the Scrapstore has provided a wealth of arts and crafts materials to families, community organisations, schools, playgroups and artists across Devon.

Now in its fourth year as a charity the Scrapstore is looking to the future. Its current home, a hut in the corner of Belmont Park is over 75 years old and will need replacing or a major makeover.

Digging into new ground in Christow

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:17am

A unique development that will provide 18 affordable highly energy efficient homes in Dartmoor National Park, is about to start on-site.

The £3.6million project in Christow is being led by the Christow Community Land Trust (CCLT) and supported by Teign Housing, which has invested £574k and will manage the properties once built.

Exeter traders' CCTV delight

Authored by KORCommunications
Posted: Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:15pm

Independent traders on Magdalen Road in Exeter can now sleep easy at night as their campaign for CCTV security cameras has been answered by local security firm, Marsh Barton Security Services (MBSS).
A group of traders launched the campaign for new CCTV cameras on the bustling road near Exeter city centre, following a spate of criminal activity earlier this year.

Award winning choir host Black Voices

Authored by krufolo
Posted: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:42pm

St Thomas Gospel Choir have won a national award for "Contribution to the UK Gospel Music Industry" in the choir catagory of the PraiseTek Gospel Music Awards 2014. Each year, these awards acknowledge the work of various singers, musicians, choirs, rappers, bands and media personnel working in the UK gospel music scene.

Choir director, Kathy Rufolo and her fiance, Dale Hurrell, who sings bass in the group, went to London to receive the award on behalf of the choir with nearly 50 members.

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