DCF to host awards with BBC Radio Devon

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:49am

Devon Community Foundation are set to hold their annual Volunteer of the Year awards in October at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, honouring the hard work and achievements of the hundreds of volunteers contributing to community groups across Devon.

The awards will have an added element of excitement as BBC Radio will be broadcasting the awards live with David Fitzgerald as host for the evening.

In 2013 BBC Radio Devon selected the Foundation as their Charity of the Year and together they raised nearly £37,000 helping local people to build better and more...

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.

Play Torbay, a charity committed to providing play opportunities for all children in Torbay, was one of seven groups to receive a grant. They were awarded £850 to address the disruptive behaviour taking place in the local neighbourhood as well as helping to bridge the gap between the older and younger members of the...

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.

We know that people are getting older and have more complex needs and, alongside this, advances in...

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.

Now, in conjunction with and supported by both DaCCWA and Crimestoppers, the new partnership wants to recognise and...

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.

Belmont Park will be covered in beautiful decorations produced by a range of schools, community and youth groups. There will be activities and performances representing every part of Exeter’s culture, which is becoming more diverse year-on-year, with something to see or do for participants of all ages and backgrounds. This year Exeter Respect been sponsored by many...

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.

It was produced by NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) and offers proposals to change the way community hospitals, community nursing and urgent...

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. Councilllor David Foster, the Mayor of Honiton Town Council added “We were...

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.

The Community Support Group, based in the village of Newton St Cyres near Crediton and sees volunteers offered assistance to local people as part of the Neighbourhood Health Watch Scheme. The project, part of the Neighbourhood Health Watch Scheme, is the first community health project to win the accolade which is normally awarded to local services or the environment. The award, which will be presented at the Devon County Show (May...

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.

There will be a chance for...

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.