Volunteer nature lovers in Honiton came along on Thursday to help with the planting of new trees at EDDC’s Honiton Bottom community nature reserve.
Alex Gibson from the Council’s SWITCH project and Nathan Robinson from EDDC’s Countryside team were supervising the planting of fruit trees that will form a new orchard in the reserve to attract bees and butterflies, as well as wildlife.
There are also plans for a hay meadow with some wild flowers and a series of ponds. There may also be some beehives and hopefully a community garden.
Bringing colour back to Mondays is from a photo on the website of Exeter's unique community singing group Forever Young Sing for Fun - http://singforfun.yolasite.com - Have a look and see why people spend two hours in a darkened room on a Monday evening.
Come along to St Sidwell's School at 7pm and ask those who enjoy a sing-for-fun session (£3.50 pay-on-the-door).
Residents in a DCH housing scheme in Exeter have come together for a ‘community clean up’. Arena Park’s Green Group braved the cold weather to get out on their estate to clean up their local park and hedgerows.
Lesley Browne, Community Development Worker at DCH, said: “Following the recent storms lots of litter has been blown around the estate and the residents wanted to proactively give the area a clean up. All ages came together to help out, DCH provided litter picks, protective gloves and collection bags to support the event.”
A new project in Exeter has launched 'recovery buddies' – volunteers who are ready to work alongside those recovering from addiction, and provide them with friendship and support.
The buddies are now ready for referrals from a variety of local agencies.
The initiative, formed with Addaction, Devon Drugs Service, Devon Drug and Alcohol Team, Exeter Drug Partnership and other local recovery agencies, includes partnering churches in the city. It was recently awarded a grant from the Office of the Crime and Police Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall to extend its work.
If your Christmas was fun but brimmed with excess
Lots of chocolate and wine and you feel a mess
And your waistsline is tighter filling you with distress
There's no need to panic just come and visit one of our friendly groups in Exeter.
Check out our website www.slimmingworld.com or download our amazing free App A Taste of Slimming World for a free 7 day menu plan and group finder.
Members of Alphington Village Forum met with Bovis Homes on Monday (10/12/13) to express their views and objections to the Developer's new plans in the strongest terms. The meeting took place before Bovis Homes' opened their exhibition to show the public their plans for the South West Exeter 1-3 part of the Teignbridge Local Plan. The Forum members were shocked at what they saw, with the plans completely different from those in the original 'Plan Teignbridge'.
Devon Freewheelers has unveiled its latest fundraising scheme – a competition to win a trolley dash at the Tesco store in Honiton!
The prizewinner will have 60 seconds to sprint along the aisles and fill their trolley with food produce only, up to the value of £200.
Raffle tickets, costing £1, are available from the Honiton Tesco Customer Service Desk, Wendy’s Cookshop in Honiton High Street and Otter Windows and A1 Print & Stitch on the Heathpark Industrial Estate.
A DCH housing scheme in Exeter has been recognised with a Royal Horticultural Society South West in Bloom 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award’, a grassroots community gardening campaign helping people to make lasting improvements to their local areas.