Cranbrook’s first community building opening soon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:25pm

The first community building in Cranbrook is now complete and the asset has been handed over to East Devon District Council which intends to open the doors to the Younghayes Centre in time for the community’s Hallowe’en pumpkin party.

Following a delay with the handover of the building due to legal technicalities, Councillor Paul Diviani, Leader of East Devon District Council, was today delighted to hear that the building now belongs to East Devon.

Last call for 2014 nominations for prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Authored by Matthew Vizard
Posted: Thu, 09/19/2013 - 3:46pm

Nominations for the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service close on 30 September 2013.

People are being urged to nominate community groups and volunteers who have made a genuine difference to their local area, the Cabinet Office announced today, in the last call for 2014 nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Care agencies invited to attend conference

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:45pm

Quality and Partnership are the key themes in speeches from lead organisations at the annual Devon Care Training conference, this year titled What I do Matters.

Care providers and commissioners of care are gathering to share best practice, successes and challenges of working in a constantly changing market place where only those that adapt their businesses to provide tailor-made care will survive.

Care agencies from across the south west are invited to attend the What I Do Matters conference at the University of Exeter on Friday 13 September.

Thousands will be helped by ELF Community Support Programme

Authored by Exeter Leukaemia Fund
Posted: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 9:48am

Earlier in the year, the ELF Community Support Programme was launched to help the wider community who have been diagnosed of leukaemia and other blood disorders, who have been referred to the RD&E Hospital.

Three distinct services of accommodation, transport and advice are now fully operational and will help thousands of patients and loved ones every year. All these services are FREE to the patient and loved one, although donations are welcomed.

Local community invited to consultation for new Exeter Maths School

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 08/18/2013 - 11:31pm

The first consultation for the new Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) will be held on 28 August at the University of Exeter.

The new school will be a mathematically oriented, academic sixth form, providing an environment in which those with an interest in, and aptitude for, mathematics can be stimulated, developed and stretched.

The EMS is due to open in September 2014, with 30 year 12 students drawn from Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset  and is co-sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College.

Wheelie good news for Exeter Community Bikes!

Authored by mattbell
Posted: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:26am

Amazing news! ECI and Exeter Community Bikes has been chosen by the Big Give to take part in its Christmas Challenge. The Challenge is a 7-day donation extravaganza. Every donation is doubled. We have a target of £3,000, so we could get £6,000 for Exeter Community Bikes!

First we need to raise £1,500 in pledges between now and 11 October. Pledges are used to match the online donations. The minimum pledge is £100. Please spread the word far and wide and ask people to pledge to support our project.

Shoppers invited to ‘Share a Coke’ at Princesshay

Authored by Princesshay Shopping Centre
Posted: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:12am

Visitors to Exeter’s Princesshay will be able to get their name printed on a bottle of Coca-Cola as the Share a Coke tour arrives on Wednesday 14 August.

Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero bottles with 250 of the nation’s most popular names on them have been flying off the shelves this summer with people searching for their name on the iconic bottles.  

The tour, which is travelling across the country, will allow people to visit and receive a personalised Coca-Cola or Coke Zero bottle.

Devon's schools helping to make music at this year's Mix

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:44am

A diverse mix of professional and community musicians will come together with young people from across the county at one of Britain’s biggest school music festivals, organised by Babcock LDP Music Service on behalf of Devon County Council.

Today (Wednesday 26 June) at Westpoint, Exeter, thousands of young people from schools across Devon will take part in this year’s Mix - now in its 9th year.

Cubs clean up at Trinity Hill

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2013 - 1:59am

1st LYM Valley Cubs kindly offered their services to the local community on Sunday 9 June when they carried out a sponsored Litter Pick on the Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve. The event was part of Scout Community Week, allowing an opportunity for groups across the UK to raise the money needed to deliver what Scouting does best – adventurous activities locally, every week.

Young Cranbrook residents invited to have their say

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2013 - 9:58am

East Devon District Council are inviting all young residents of Cranbrook to choose the new play equipment for Cranbrook’s first play area.

The finished open space, which should include a play area for children of early school age, a play area for older children and a multi use games area designed for young people up to the age of 18, provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to have a real say in how their now town is shaping up.