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

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

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...

Exeter City celebrate role of women and girls in football

Exeter City FC will be celebrating the role of women and girls in football at its specially designated One Game One Community (OGOC) home game against Burton Albion (Saturday 26 October).

Each season the Supporters’ Trust-backed Exeter City OGOC group organise a match with an equality and diversity theme. Previous events have put the spotlight on issues including racism, homophobia and disability. This year the focus is on promoting female participation in football.

The choice has been applauded by City’s new OGOC Ambassador, first team goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.


Cranbrook’s first community building opening soon

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.

He said: “Thank the Lord! Every day a false hope dawned but at long last we have the keys to the doors of the Younghayes Centre...

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

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 .

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a unique UK national honour, was created over a decade ago by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of...

Care agencies invited to attend conference

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.

The conference is the...

Thousands will be helped by ELF Community Support Programme

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.

Accommodation Initially the charity rented a 2 bedroom apartment just 5 minutes from the hospital, for patients, their...