Accolade for Devon communty project

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:38pm

A Devon community project has won this year’s Prince of Wales Award for its work in tackling isolation, loneliness and ill health in rural communities.

Nature reserve will bear fruit

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm

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.

Sing for Fun with Forever Young on Mondays in Exeter

Event Date: 
03/03/2014 - 7:00pm
St Sidwells School York Road Exeter

Why singing in Exeter on Mondays is bad for you and how Forever Young can help.

Possibly the best community sing-for-fun session in Exeter.

Mondays 7-9pm £3:50 pay-on-the-door for 2 hours of fun.

Bringing colour back to Mondays

Authored by Forever Young
Posted: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 3:52pm

Bringing colour back to Mondays is from a photo on the website of Exeter's unique community singing group Forever Young Sing for Fun - - 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).

Neighbourhood improvements a community effort

Authored by MB
Posted: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:57am

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.”

Buddies offer support for those in recovery

Authored by RDavies
Posted: Mon, 02/17/2014 - 2:34pm

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.

New Year New You - Make 2014 a year to remember

Event Date: 
01/01/2014 - 8:45am
Througout Exeter

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 or download our amazing free App A Taste of Slimming World for a free 7 day menu plan and group finder. 

South West Exeter proposals shock local community

Authored by Diana Moore
Posted: Tue, 12/10/2013 - 7:36pm

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'.

Supermarket Sweep for Christmas!

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:56am

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.

Neighbourhood improvements a community effort

Authored by MB
Posted: Mon, 11/11/2013 - 8:17pm

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.