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).

Can a community singing group survive if it does not depend on a leader, is not a choir and does not rehearse, nor give public performances or have auditions or have any expectations that you can read...

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.”

“The Green Group at Arena Park are active...

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. At Slimming World our plan is unique, we are 1 of a kind and the best news is nothing is forbidden, there's no counting calories, points or fat content; there's no special food and NO HUNGER! There is a World of...

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'.

One of the biggest differences that upset the Forum are Bovis' plans to develop some 700 new...

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.

Devon Freewheelers CEO Daniel Lavery said: “We’re really excited about this competition – it’s...

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.

Arena Park, Exeter was recognised at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 23rd October held at Exeter Community Centre where they were presented with a ‘thriving community ’ award which recognised the neighbourhoods work on transforming the play park and adopting good environmental practice on their estate, by The Deputy Lord Mayor,...

Social media support for town traders

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Mon, 11/11/2013 - 4:57pm

Traders, businesses and community organisations who want to make the most of social media are invited to the Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe on Monday 11 November being held at Ugly Duckling Cafe, 2 The Lawn, Dawlish from 5pm until 7pm.

The Social Media Cafe is the brainchild of Mandy Pearse, Director of local firm Seashell Communications and Emma Kay, Teignmouth and Dawlish Town Centre Development Manager. It provides a free drop-in event where people can pick up tips and hints on using social media, ask questions, meet other like-minded people over a cup of coffee....

Who cares for the future of our communities?

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:08pm

Guido (Guy) Fawkes and his co-conspirators entered Parliament with honest intentions for an alternative long-term vision for England. In their case this was a Roman Catholic not Anglican future, and they were not successful. This leads to the question, ‘who looks for the future of our communities’? Who is really concerned about their well-being in 50-80 years time, or beyond? How will we travel, trade, resource and feed ourselves in 2063? In a society obsessed with instant gratification for individuals the prospects for community futures are not clear, so who does care? Probably not...

St Leonard's first to reach Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme Grand Final

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:41am

St Leonard's Primary School are the first to book their place in this year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme Grand Final after they took the honours in the opening festival of the year held at Sandy Park.

The Exeter-based school were one of 18 that have been visited by the Exeter Chiefs Community department since the start of the season to take part in the five-week programme, which will introduce over 36,000 young people to the sport through tag rugby.

Now into its fourth year, the programme is aimed at pupils aged 8-9 with each Premiership Rugby club working at...