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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).