Community Trust asks youngsters, "What's your goal?"

Exeter City FC Community Trust is launching a programme of in-school workshops to help local youngsters identify their career goals.

This is part of a national programme called ‘What’s Your Goal?’ run by the Football League sponsor, npower, to give students across the country the chance to experience working life in the football industry.

As part of the in-school sessions, run by the Trust, local youngsters will be shown how to complete an application form and encouraged to apply for one of the five sought after four-day work experience placements at the Trust and Exeter...

Exeter City FC and Exeter College launch exciting new diploma

For some youngsters, their experience of school can put them off the idea of further education after GCSEs altogether - even if they have the ability to progress their academic studies.

Now Exeter City FC is offering an exciting new opportunity for 16 and 17 year olds - male and female - to pursue a Futsal and Education scholarship with the club, allowing youngsters to study a Level 3 BTEC diploma as well as playing futsal.

The club is aiming to encourage youngsters to remain engaged with education by running this fully accredited Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in...

New Junior Futsal course kicks off in Exeter

Authored by JAMIII
Posted: Fri, 12/07/2012 - 6:42pm

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 11 th 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.

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in...

Exeter Police and Community Choir help Hospiscare

Authored by bpassoc
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2012 - 1:22pm

Don’t miss a great start to your Christmas entertainment – in truly traditional style!

Exeter Police and Community Choir are staging their annual Christmas Charity Concert on Sunday, December 9 this year at 3pm.

The choir will once again be supported by the award-winning Sidmouth Town Band for the concert which takes place at St. Peter’s School, Quarry Lane, Exeter, this year In aid of Exeter Hospiscare.

“Many people are only too aware of the comfort provided by the Exeter Hospice in their time of need, and we are delighted to be supporting this very worthy cause...

Be part of Crediton's new Community book store

The Book Shop on Crediton High Street took a big step towards a new social enterprise era on Saturday 17th November with the launch of the share issue to create Crediton Community Bookshop. The enterprise has already gained outstanding support. Patrons have been announced as Dame Babette Cole , Michael Morpurgo , Mal Peet and William Trevor . Speaking about them earlier this year, Michael Morpurgo said: "Every town needs a great book shop. Crediton has one. Long may it continue!" The committee behind the initiative is full of plans to make this not just a book shop, more a hub for all things...

Exeter Uni students use poetry to revive lost memories

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. The Care Homes Reading Project is in its second year of operation. This year eight care homes and 160 student volunteers have signed up to participate in a programme which uses reading aloud as a basis for creating intergenerational relationships. Strengthening links between young people and the ageing population in the community is key to...

49-hour radio show raises over £1,800

Authored by BayFM1064
Posted: Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:50am

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.


Community Composting at Arena Park Exeter

Authored by MB
Posted: Thu, 10/25/2012 - 9:31am

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.

Several months on and the scheme has proved so successful that the volunteer residents who oversee the site applied to their local councillors for funding...

The Great Exeter Tea Cosy Competition comes to Exeter

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.

So The Great Exeter Tea Cosy Competition now has a silver teapot trophy, an amazing array of prizes, an impressive judging panel and the goodwill...

Inaugural St Thomas Community Festival planned for 2013

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. Although the festival itself will be...