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.
As well as a wide variety of art and craft, there will be books and cds by Exeter’s writers, poets and musicians for sale and gift items made by local schoolchildren. Live music, seated massage...
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.
Most of the properties will be built to full PassivHaus standards, which is one of the highest standards of environmental building. Almost no heating is required and it is believed that the total energy bills for these properties will be just £100 a...
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.
Many of the shop owners have been faced with smashed windows and doors, damage to the inside of their properties and repeated burglaries of items such as iPads, handbags and charity boxes. Their cry for help was heard loud...
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.
St Thomas Gospel Choir was established in 2006 and has grown steadily over...
Community woodland day at the Knapp, Sidmouth If you would like an introduction to woodland management on a small scale, or if you would just like a bit of exercise in the open air, there's an event just for you!
Join the East Devon District Council Countryside Rangers at the Knapp Community Nature Reserve on Station Road, Sidmouth, on Saturday 1 November – drop in between 10am and 3pm.
Experts and enthusiasts will be coppicing and thinning to benefit woodland flowers and butterflies.
All you need is a reasonable level of physical fitness.
The Met Office will once again be hosting the 'Get Ready for Winter' web pages on behalf of a range of Government Departments and voluntary organisations.
The pages offer advice and links to a range of information to help individuals, families and communities prepare for every aspect of the winter season. By taking simple steps, such as signing up to The Met Office's National Severe Weather Warning Service, members of the public can ensure they keep warm, healthy and safe this winter. The campaign will build on last year's initiative which saw thousands of people get the...
An innovative community art installation goes on show next week to bring alive the impacts of Exeter’s new ‘Energy from Waste’ incineration facility.
Members of the community have been knitting larger than life versions of the particles that will be emitted from the new facility.
The exhibition which will be on display at the Real Food Café in Paris Street, is designed to tell people about the incinerator, encourage Devon County Council to ensure it is operated properly over its 25 years contract and think harder about their future waste management strategy.
A local energy co-op have signed an agreement with Exeter veg-box scheme and online farm shop Shillingford Organics to set-up the city’s first ever source of community-owned electricity – and in turn create an income for much needed community projects.
Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) is getting local people to team up and invest in solar panels which will supply the farm with cheap electricity. By selling electricity to the farm, they will create an income which can be used for community projects that tackle fuel poverty and energy efficiency.