A new Junior Futsal course is being launched in Exeter, giving young footballers in the city a chance to hone their football skills in the fast-paced indoor game. Exeter City Football Club is running the new course for children aged 7 – 14 over four weekly sessions in November and December, beginning on Friday 11th January.
Futsal is a small-sided, indoor game which is growing in popularity both as an excellent way of improving football skills and as a fun, exciting game in its own right.
Students from the University of Exeter’s English department are reading to older people in residential care homes, as part of a project that uses literature and poetry as a stimulus for senior citizens, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Local radio presenter Chris Tees has just completed broadcasting non-stop for 49 hours to raise funds towards the cost of launching a local community radio station.
Chris said “I planned to do 48 hrs, but forgot about the clocks going back that weekend when I booked the time off work but, I was determined to do the whole weekend. It was extremely hard especially watching the studio clock go back an hour Sunday morning”.
The challenge raised just over £900 with help from the other volunteers at the station who supported Chris throughout with food and coffee.
102 properties at Arena Park in Exeter are benefiting from a successful community composting site.
To help address fly tipping of garden waste, advice was gained from Devon County Council and the Community Composting Network back in February 2012 following residents' request at an estate walkabout. Devon & Cornwall Housing provided two ‘scotty hot box compost bins’ to see if this would help alleviate the problem.
There is something exciting going on at The Hub on the Green and word is spreading. There is talk of tea cosies in school playgrounds, street corners and all over Twitter.
Liz Croft, who volunteers her time to run the knitting group at the hub, had a lovely idea to start a tea cosy competition and Joey Lee who runs The Hub on the Green challenged her to take it outside of the hub and make it something rather special. And she has.
The inaugural St Thomas Community Festival will take place in and around St Thomas Pleasure Grounds on Saturday 14th September 2013. The festival is the brainchild of the recently formed St Thomas Community Association (STCA) and is intended to be a celebration of the St Thomas area as a vibrant, diverse and exciting part of the city.
The organisers hope that the event will build community cohesion, bringing together residents of all ages and backgrounds in a celebration of the variety of sporting, creative and musical talents that flourish in the area.
First Steps Enterprise Fund to make £300,000 available to communities in North West and South West of England
The Social Investment Business Foundation is delighted to be working with a pioneering corporate foundation to pilot a £300,000 social investment fund that will help entrepreneurial early stage charities and social enterprises access growth finance and inspire other corporate foundations to invest their endowments innovatively to create greater social impact.
Using social media to drive Christmas sales will be the focus of the Teignmouth and Dawlish social media café on Tuesday 25 November.
The café will be held upstairs at The Riviera Café Bar in Teignmouth from 5-7.30pm.
On hand will be Mandy Pearse from Seashell Communications looking at how businesses can create festive related content and the team from Devon Hour will explain how their Twitter phenomenon can get the message out to thousands of Devon folk.