Crimebeat supports local projects

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:49am

In partnership with the High Sheriff of Devon and Devon & Cornwall Police, local charity Devon Community Foundation have awarded £16,850 to projects supporting people at the risk of criminal or anti-social behaviour across Devon and build safer communities.

Shape the future of your healthcare

Authored by NEWDevonCCG
Posted: Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:07am

Dear reader,

As Chair of the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group I wanted to invite you to get involved in shaping the future of healthcare in your community.

You may have seen coverage in the local media about potential changes to NHS community healthcare services in Devon.

Community services include district nursing, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, community hospitals, minor injuries units and more specialised services.

Police Partnership launches community awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:37am

The Devon & Cornwall Police Partnership Community Volunteer Awards 2014 will reward and recognise those who give their time to support local neighbourhoods to build strong and cohesive communities.

Previously DaCCWA held an awards ceremony each autumn to acknowledge and celebrate the activities of watch schemes, supportive staff and partner agencies. Crimestoppers was also integral to these events and sponsored a young citizen award for several years.

Exeter Respect Festival 2014

Event Date: 
31/05/2014 - 12:00pm to 01/06/2014 - 6:00pm
Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Exeter

This year's Respect promises to be as exciting as ever with a fantastic line-up of acts and activities taking place in Belmont Park from 12noon to 7pm on Saturday 31 May and from 11am to 6 pm on Sunday 1 June 2014.

Have your say over community services framework

Authored by NEWDevonCCG
Posted: Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:46am

NHS healthcare commissioners in Devon want to hear from the public after they published a proposed framework to ensure services are right for the future.

The publication of the report, ‘Integrated, personal and sustainable; community services for the 21st century’ comes after 12-months of discussions with public, clinical and professional communities about what patients really need.

Free kit 'Boxes' available near Honiton

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:19pm

Equipment for a wide range of activities is now available free of charge near Honiton following a successful bid by the town council.

The bid for £12,500 funded a series of ‘boxes’ containing kit for a wide range of activities, such as the film-making and screening ‘box’, including items like camcorders, laptops, microphones, projector and tripods.

This and other equipment is now available free of charge within the parishes of Yarcombe, Plymtree, Broadhembury, Honiton, Stockland, Upottery, Awliscombe and Payhembury.

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).