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.

Cllr Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “There is a lovely community spirit at Cranbrook...

WESC celebrates the work of its volunteers during national volunteers week

Authored by WESC Foundation
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:15pm

Angie Lunn, from Exeter, talks about her experience volunteering for WESC Foundation and why she wishes she had done it years ago.

What led you to volunteer for WESC Foundation?

I had been toying with the idea of volunteering for about four years before I took action to make it happen.

I was talking to a friend about her son who has attended WESC Foundation for the past ten years and met him on a sponsored walk and had such a lovely time in his company that I decided to enquire whether I could use some of my spare time and skills to help at WESC.

I was...

Silverton to host Coronation knees up and celebrates new playground and skate park

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 05/29/2013 - 5:51pm

A right old royal knees up is set to take place in Silverton as the village celebrates Her Majesty’s Coronation and new community facilities.

This Sunday, 2 June, will see a host of events and activities taking place on the mid-Devon village’s Big Recreation Ground and all are welcome to join in.

The day will also mark Silverton Parish Council officially opening the village’s new playground and skate park. A newly designed Jubilee garden will also be dedicated in the park to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

Activities in the afternoon include a giant...

What Are We Giving Back?

Authored by The Plum Consultancy
Posted: Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:07am

Here at The Plum Consultancy we were recently discussing the Giving Pledge initiative founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, in which the world’s wealthiest individuals pledge to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. This elite set has recently been joined by the first person from India - Azim Preji, the chairman of the Technology company Wipro whose net worth is estimated at $16 billion. This is welcome news as the divide between rich and poor continues to grow especially in countries across Asia.

‘Corporate responsibility’ has also become high on the world’s...

Leading female a cappella quintet to perform in Exeter

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sat, 05/11/2013 - 2:49pm

Black Voices, a Birmingham-based performance ensemble renowned for its rich, powerful harmonies and stunning arrangements, are coming to Exeter on Saturday 8 June to do a concert and public workshop supported by St Thomas Gospel Choir.

Black Voices was founded and is led by its musical director Carol Pemberton. Since 1987, she has steered Black Voices in becoming a unique performance ensemble, focused on promoting singing the black oral tradition (SBOT). The group, inspired by Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Take Six, has forged its own dynamic way of distilling and re-presenting...

Support for the Family

Event Date: 
23/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Flybe Suite, Exeter City Football Club

The Flybe Suite at Exeter City Football Club will host voluntary and community groups who work to support family life in the city at a ‘conversation’ evening on 23 May.

All families know that it’s good to talk. When people who deliver services to families get together to talk, practical ways to address local needs will be on the table.

The event is organised by local representatives of national charity Redeeming our Communities (ROC), which aims to see community transformation by bringing together groups and individuals to share ideas for positive, grass-roots change....

Past Present Future Project is seeking volunteers and memories

Authored by curatorex
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2013 - 9:13am

The Exeter Community Centre Trust is launching its Past Present Future Project and is seeking volunteers.

A call-out has been released by Community Development worker, Stuart Crewes: "We’re looking for people to act as Memory Collectors to help us in a grand-scale project; which will see Arts and Community activities and workshops happening at the Centre.

"You’ll ideally be from the area and have some time to spend talking with residents old and new and supporting us to record and build an archive of material to contribute to the project. We’ll be offering interview...

Prominent City Trustee Steps Down

Authored by
Posted: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 7:15pm

Lewis Jones has announced his resignation from the Exeter City FC Trust Board, due to continuing health difficulties and increased demands on his time.

Exeter “born and bred” and a lifetime supporter of the Club, Lewis joined the Trust Board in 2009. He took a leading role in developing the current strategic plan and has assisted in numerous projects during his four years on the Board.

Trust chairman, Laurence Overend, said : “Lewis would listen and consider before expressing his views. As a result his opinions and advice were always well thought out and based on a sound...

Exeter City's Trust Seeking Deputy Finance Officer

Authored by
Posted: Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:08pm

Nigel Banks, the Trust Finance Officer, has decided to take a back seat after 10 years and intends to step down at the conclusion of this year’s AGM. With this in mind the Trust are looking to recruit a Deputy Finance Officer as soon as possible to work with Nigel over the next 6 months with a view to ensuring a smooth handover at the end of that period.

Initial time commitment can be flexible but for the Finance Officer it is likely to be on average 5 hours per week and more at busy times. In addition to bookkeeping skills, a current working knowledge of PAYE, Corporation tax and...

Plymouth Half Marathon

Event Date: 
28/04/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Hoe, Plymouth

Plymouth's half marathon, is a traffic-free road race set in the heart of Plymouth. Runners will once again gather on the Hoe to start their 13.1mile journey around Plymouth.

The great course, good reputation and atmosphere ensure that this iconic Plymouth race attracts everyone from local, national and international athletes as well as beginners, club runners and charity runners.

The traffic-free course is open to all abilities and will start and finish at the Hoe.

Please visit for entry and more details, or ring the Plymouth Half...