RGB launches last Community Fund for 2019

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:09am

Through its Well Built Community Fund, RGB Building Supplies has already donated £5,000 for groups, charities and schools to spend at its branches this year. It has one last giveaway for 2019 and is calling for nominations for the chance to win £1,000 to purchase building materials or tools.

RGB's Community Fund aims to help groups complete much-needed projects that they would not otherwise be able to.

The donation is to be spent at an RGB branch and can be used to buy materials to complete a renovation project, or perhaps tools that could help with construction trade...

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Social enterprise fights fuel poverty in Exeter - here's how you can help

Authored by Joe Clarke
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 10:16am

Fuel poverty levels in Devon have been on the increase in recent years and whilst projects like Healthy Homes for Wellbeing , run by Exeter Community Energy (ECOE), have been tackling this issue head-on with drop-in energy clinics and in-depth home visits across the region, there is still a lot more that could be done.

ECOE’s new Winter Warmth campaign highlights the issues of fuel poverty and hard-to-heat homes faced by local residents each and every winter. Having recently launched the Healthy Homes Hardship Fund, ECOE is seeking donations which they hope will make a world of...

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Planning workshop for town and parish councils

Event Date: 
15/10/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Hatherleigh Community Centre

Do you sit on a town or parish council in Devon? If so, you need to know how to respond to planning proposals affecting your community. Your response, as consultees in the planning process, can significantly influence the outcome and make a real difference to what the local planning authority decides. CPRE Devon invites you to a special ‘planning workshop’ for Devon’s town and parish councils. Experienced, independent Planning Consultant, Jo Widdecombe, will guide you through the process and explain what’s important. Free admission for member organisations (up to 3 people free per member...

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Honiton Resident’s Amazing Story from Health Scare to Business Success

Authored by 26Rings
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 1:54pm

Honiton business owner Lucy Wakefield is this month celebrating the 5th anniversary of running her dog sitting business, Barking Mad. Despite her business success, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. The story of why she started the business revolves around giving up a career she loved due to a health scare and losing her beloved Newfoundland, Kodiak.

Up until 2008 Lucy was enjoying her career teaching children at Shute Community Primary School. However, at the start of the new school year, Lucy developed an intense headache which lasted a week, which she thought could be solved with...

Social lunch club

Event Date: 
16/04/2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Buckerell Lodge Hotel

A social lunch at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel on the third Tuesday of the month starting 16 April 2019 at 12.30pm. Come and meet others in your community. All ages welcome. The hotel is offering 2 meals for £10. Come along on your own or with a friend/family member/neighbour. Please telephone the hotel to confirm your place. 0330 390 0490

Bags of help centenary grants to deliver huge funding boost in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 2:26pm

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.

Throughout July and August the first of...

Work being carried out at Exmouth’s Warren View Sports Ground as part of pioneering sports hub proposals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2019 - 12:55pm

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...

Everybody needs good neighbours says South Devon care firm

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2019 - 2:50pm

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...

Ludwell Community Orchard tree planting

Event Date: 
13/01/2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Community Orchard, Ludwell Valley Park

All welcome to relaxed, friendly morning, planting fruit and nut trees in the community orchard in Ludwell Valley Park.

Come to help or just to see what we are up to.

Hot drinks and cakes - free for volunteers, for donation to others.

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Tesco customers in Exeter donate more than 11,000 meals this Christmas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 12/30/2018 - 11:01am

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...