Tesco is marking its centenary by offering community projects in Exeter the chance to bag their share of a huge £100,000 funding pot.
As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across Exeter are being invited to share in the funding during two special Bags of Help voting rounds.
Bags of Help, run in partnership with the charity Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. So far in Exeter Bags of Help has awarded £110,408 to 32 local projects.
Investigation work is being carried out at Exmouth’s Warren View Sports Ground by East Devon’s contractor Geotechnics Limited over the next few weeks to give reassurance that the site is suitable for all-weather pitches and other multi-sport facilities.
East Devon District Council is working with the Devon-based charity Exeter CITY Community Trust to develop a pioneering sports hub at the Ground, which is one of a number of sports and recreation sites owned and protected by the council in Exmouth and across the district.
The Community Trust and the council are working on...
A SOUTH Devon care firm is inviting anyone wishing to do more for their rural community to sign up to its good neighbours’ initiative to provide care in the area where they live (January 2018).
Guardian Homecare, which has offices in Exeter, is offering people the opportunity to train as a carer to provide services in their own hamlet or village. Katie Jewell, Regional Manager for Guardian Homecare, said: “If a person has limited transport or wants to work closer to home, it can become difficult to find work, so we’re offering people interested in becoming a carer the opportunity...
Kind-hearted customers at Tesco stores across Exeter have donated thousands of meals to people in need this Christmas.
Shoppers gave 11,171 meals for food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust during the Tesco Food Collection, which ran in stores in Exeter from 29 November to 1 December.
Customers were asked to donate long-life items to help people in need as part of their usual shop. With this year’s UK-wide total of 3.5 million meals donated to the charities, the overall total given by shoppers since the Tesco Food Collection scheme began in 2012 is more than 52...
A friendship formed at an Exeter community centre has given confidence back to short story writer, Linda Lewis.
When Linda moved back to Exeter in 2017, the first thing she did was go to the Beacon Community Centre’s Friday drop in. There she met Pearl Palmer, a lady who enjoyed reading magazines like the People’s Friend.
At that time, Linda had lost her confidence. “I have sold hundreds of stories to magazines but when I told people I was a writer, they assumed I meant novels, “ said Linda.
“When I said I wrote short stories for woman’s magazines, they weren’t...
Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) has been reaccredited with the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.
Redrow Homes is working in partnership with the local council and community in Pinhoe, Exeter to revamp a derelict patch of land into a beautiful landscaped space.
The area is located near to Redrow’s Saxon Brook development and has been empty since a popular pub was demolished.
On learning that Redrow had a development in the area, Exeter City Council reached out to the award-winning housebuilder. Redrow was immediately keen to be involved in the rejuvenation of the community’s land surrounding Saxon Brook.
The project is well underway, and the team involved have...