Devonians encouraged to share festive cheer with elderly

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:13am

DEVONIANS are being encouraged by a care provider in the county to spread some festive cheer this Christmas among any elderly and vulnerable neighbours or relatives they might have (December 2018).

Christmas can be a bleak time for anyone living alone and Guardian Homecare, which provides care in south Devon and has offices in Exeter, is asking people to check on relatives and neighbours.

Katie Jewell, Regional Manager for the care provider, said: “Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family, but there are some people out there, our service users included,...

A Special Friendship

Authored by Beacon Volunteer Liz Straw
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:14am

A friendship formed at an Exeter community centre has given confidence back to short story writer, Linda Lewis.

When Linda moved back to Exeter in 2017, the first thing she did was go to the Beacon Community Centre’s Friday drop in. There she met Pearl Palmer, a lady who enjoyed reading magazines like the People’s Friend.

At that time, Linda had lost her confidence. “I have sold hundreds of stories to magazines but when I told people I was a writer, they assumed I meant novels, “ said Linda.

“When I said I wrote short stories for woman’s magazines, they weren’t...

British Council International School Award success for Broadclyst Community Primary School

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Tue, 10/23/2018 - 8:00am

Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) has been reaccredited with the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

BCPS embeds international studies into...

Yeo!Cider 2018 - Yeoford Community Cider Festival

Event Date: 
13/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Yeoford Community Hall, Yeoford. EX17 5HY

Come and join us at our ever popular annual cider festival. This year we have 16 ciders and perries plus real ale and ginger beer.

And as always, some tasty hot and cold food to wash it all down, plus the finest of musicians to entertain us throughout the afternoon.

All proceeds go towards Yeoford Village Community Hall.

Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple train line so no one needs to drive.

Redrow Homes supports community land rejuvenation project

Authored by PF
Posted: Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:36am

Redrow Homes is working in partnership with the local council and community in Pinhoe, Exeter to revamp a derelict patch of land into a beautiful landscaped space.

The area is located near to Redrow’s Saxon Brook development and has been empty since a popular pub was demolished.

On learning that Redrow had a development in the area, Exeter City Council reached out to the award-winning housebuilder. Redrow was immediately keen to be involved in the rejuvenation of the community’s land surrounding Saxon Brook.

The project is well underway, and the team involved have...

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".

Sign up here! -

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...