Phonic FM seeks a freelance Business Development Manager

Authored by Phonic FM
Posted: Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:14pm

Phonic FM is Exeter’s community radio station. Broadcasting across Exeter since 2008, it provides a locally-rooted alternative to mainstream radio, on FM and online.

Staffed and funded by around 70 volunteer members (representing a diverse mix of backgrounds, cultures and musical preferences), it aims to support the arts – in the widest sense – in and around the city. The core offering of music is augmented by programmes featuring film, theatre, art (both visual and sonic) and more besides. Phonic FM has supported countless local artists of every type and genre – many of whom have...

The Need to Feed: Broadclyst Community Garden joins nationwide initiative to alleviate food poverty crisis

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:43am

With an estimated three million children at risk of being hungry during the school holidays in the UK this summer, and as food bank usage is reportedly hitting record highs, Broadclyst Community Garden has joined a nationwide initiative to grow and donate fresh fruit and vegetables to those in need. The charitable initiative sees gardening brand Miracle-Gro connect with FoodCycle projects across the country, including Exeter, to support those at risk of food poverty and social isolation. With the long-term aim to alleviate the nation’s food poverty crisis, the partnership hopes to kick-...

Fun, summertime, open-air, family performance - open to all!!

Event Date: 
22/07/2018 - 2:00pm
Custom House, The Quay, Exeter


A celebration of Exeter's historic buildings through a loving look at our locally quarried "Heavitree Stone". Family-fun performance, information and friendly chats with our "Quarrymen".

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Groups that support elderly invited to apply for £1,000 Community Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:08am

With 40% of households across the South West being made up of people over the age of 65*, it’s no surprise the region has the highest percentage of older people in the UK. In view of this, there is a wide range of fantastic charities and community groups that care for and provide activities for this aging generation.

It’s these groups that RGB Building Supplies is inviting to apply for £1,000 to spend at one of its branches as part of its Well Built Community Fund.

Whether a care home would like to renovate a room for the benefit of its residents, a charity needs materials...

Exeter welcomes new indie businesses as city launches independents campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:52am

InExeter the city’s business improvement district, has reported that new independent businesses continue to open in the city centre, affirming Exeter as a destination for independent shopping.

Since October 2017, Exeter has welcomed businesses including, Red Panda, Frocks in Swing Time, Busby & Fox, The Roots Foundation and Hutch.

This follows the new UK Powerhouse report into The Consumer Economy 2018/2019 which predicts Exeter will top the UK city for spending in restaurants and shops in 2018. In celebration of Exeter’s flourishing independent scene, InExeter is...

Freemasons Donate £5,000 to ABF The Soldiers Charity

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:51am

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire have match funding a cheque presented for £2,500 from the Freemasons Grand Charity making a total of £5,000 being presented to the ABF The Soldiers Charity, who themselves support soldiers and former soldiers of the British Army and their families and have been doing so since 1944.

ABF The Soldiers Charity help people between the ages of 1 year old & 109 years. Nationally they have provided over 5,000 grants and funded another 72 charities providing vital services to soldiers in need, giving former soldiers the dignity they deserve and a...

Conservation volunteers receive £420 from Waitrose Community Matters

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:21pm

Community cash boost will enable council to purchase new tools so volunteers can carry out their work

East Devon’s conservation volunteers, who support the work of the East Devon District Council Countryside ranger with practical site management and conservation tasks throughout the year, have received a funding boost from Waitrose Community Matters of £420.

The money will be used to purchase new tools to help volunteers carry out tasks such as hedge laying, fence building and invasive species clearance at nature reserves across East Devon.

Cllr Tom Wright, East...

Housebuilder provides community boost to Monkerton

Authored by Property News
Posted: Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:59pm

Residents in and around Monkerton are set to benefit from impressive new community facilities, thanks to a partnership between David Wilson Homes and Exeter City Council.

The five star housebuilder has provided funding towards local projects, affordable housing, open space and transport as part of the Harts Meadow development.

“These important amenities are an integral part of building new homes here in Monkerton,” said David Wilson Homes sales director, Sara Parker. “We’re delighted to be ensuring the area has excellent community provisions and open space for local...

Innovative free gardening app launched at Toby’s Garden Festival

Authored by CandideUK
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:07am

A unique way to discover the gardening community around you has been launched by Candide, an innovative gardening community app, at Toby’s Garden Festival. Places is the brand new and unique functionality which allows you to locate your nearest gardening centre or public garden wherever you are in the South West. This regional launch comes ahead of a national roll out at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in June.

Thousands of people visited Toby’s Garden Festival held at Powderham Castle in Exeter, where the Candide team were on hand to demonstrate the app and its full capabilities, which...

Exeter builders merchant gets into carnival spirit with Community Fund

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:05pm

Since 2014, RGB Building Supplies has donated £23,000 worth of building materials to clubs, charities, schools and groups through its Well Built Community Fund and it’s delighted to announce the fund is returning for another 12-months.

For the next giveaway, RGB will be donating £1,000 worth of building materials to a group that’s taking part in a carnival or festival. So, whether materials are needed to help build a float, decorate a stall, or build a Carnival Queen’s throne, RGB would like to hear about it.

From all the nominations received, three will be chosen to go...