Community woodland day

Event Date: 
01/11/2014 - 10:00am
The Knapp, Sidmouth

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.

Getting ready for winter, whatever the weather

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:45pm

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.

Campaigners' knitting exhibition reveals incinerator is not a woolly issue

Authored by Diana Moore
Posted: Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:28am

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.

Community group to put solar powered vegetables on the menu

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:16pm

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.

Charities come together to transform the lives of more people with complex needs

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:29pm

Two charities are coming together to help improve the independence and well being of more people with complex needs.

Community Care Trust, a mental health charity based in Devon, is set to join St Loye’s Foundation within a newly-formed group structure.

The move will enable the delivery of enhanced specialist support, training and employment services to more people in the future. 

Trust scoops national healthcare award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:50am

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won a national award for outstanding efficiency and improvement in developing community services.

The Trust’s stroke therapy team added to its growing trophy collection with victory at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards on Tuesday night (23 September).

The team beat seven other finalists in the Value and Improvement in Community Health Service Redesign category.

The nomination related to the ongoing success of the team’s early supported discharge (ESD) and VISTA projects.

First anniversary for social media cafe

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:14am

The Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe is one year old this October.

Over the past year it has helped over 50 local businesses and community organisations with help and advice in using social media to promote themselves.

The birthday cafe will be held at the Langstone Cliff Hotel in Dawlish on Tuesday 7 October and experts will be on hand to provide advice on which social media to use and how to set up accounts.

Police Partnership honours volunteers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:34am

Volunteers who support the work of Devon and Cornwall Police in the communities it serves will be honoured at an awards ceremony tonight (Friday).

The Devon and Cornwall Police Partnership Community Volunteer Awards will be held at Sandy Park, home of Exeter Chiefs rugby team.

Awards will be presented by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg and by Julie Dowton, Chair of Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association (DaCCWA).

Energy plan for community groups

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:55pm

A new project to support the growing community energy movement is being launched today by Regen SW funded nationally by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation with additional support being made available in Devon by Devon County Council. 

The initiative will support  communities to generate, own and save energy.

The Community Accelerator Project will work with at least 30 communities directly and countless others through publicly available training and tools.

Exeter Greens choose parliamentary candidate

Authored by Diana Moore
Posted: Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:09pm

Green Party members in Exeter have selected Diana Moore as their parliamentary candidate for the 2015 general election. Ms Moore is a business advisor with extensive experience working with social enterprises, charities and councils across the South West and is a director on the boards of two local cooperatives and a social enterprise. She has also actively supported community involvement in issues around housing in Exeter, including the large proposed developments in Alphington and the South West of Exeter.