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Community, Culture and Crisis

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:10am

If someone says they don’t think the environment is important, I suggest they hold their breath for 5 minutes, or go a day without water, or a week with no food. We may take breathing, drinking and eating for granted, but these are the three activities which link us more closely to the Earth than any others. Yet we do not appreciate their preciousness – or at least not until they are gone.

Yet the air, water and soil are the most threatened resources on the planet. Air quality, water pollution and land contamination are immense challenges today. Across the world, including Devon,...

Exeter West Police Team Community Meeting

Event Date: 
25/04/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Redhills School, Landhayes Road, Exwick

It's that time of the year again to have another 'West Side' Community Meeting.

This time we're going to be holding it at Redhills School on Wed 25th Apr from 7pm - 8.30pm. We realized that our last meeting went on for longer than we wanted so we're going to cut this one by half an hour.

We've got a lot to fit in but our agenda at the minute is:

1. Meet the team. 2. Current force priorities. 3. Local issues. 4. Modern Slavery and Op Cleft (County Lines) 5. Q&A.

Again we'll be looking at inviting the local Councillors' from each ward so you can ask them...

A Celebration of Dartmoor’s Community Heritage

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:07pm

Find out more about the fascinating heritage projects that have been carried out as part of the Moor than meets the eye (MTMTE) Scheme at a free event on 10 March.

The event is being held at Dartmoor National Park Headquarters, on Saturday 10 March 2018, to celebrate the multitude of volunteer-led community heritage projects that have been running on Dartmoor as part of this Heritage Lottery funded scheme.

There will be a chance to hear the stories of twelve of the fourteen parishes involved in the Parishscapes project. The restoration of Buckland-in-the-moor’s Ten...

Community crowdfunding platform launched to make Exeter more sustainable

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:46am

Exeter City Futures has launched a crowdfunding movement called #EveryonesExeter. The crowdfunding movement can be used by anyone with project ideas that address city challenges around congestion and energy. #EveryonesExeter enables individuals and communities to share their ideas, build support and pledge and pitch for funding. Exeter City Futures is are looking for projects that help make Exeter a more sustainable city, and a better place to live for future generations. The #EveryonesExeter crowdfunding movement is available on Spacehive, a funding platform that enables individuals and...

Exeter West Police Team Community Meeting

Event Date: 
06/12/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
St Thomas Baptist Church, Dorset Avenue, Exeter

Your Neighbourhood Police Teams are always looking at the best ways to engage with our residents.

After trying 'Have Your Say' meetings with limited success we're now going to hold a Community Meeting.

This meeting will be for all residents who live on the 'West Side' of the river including Alphington and Marsh Barton, Cowick and St Thomas and also Exwick.

You'll be able to meet all the Police Teams who manage these area as well as the local Councillors and other partner agency colleagues.

We're currently looking at the agenda to try and cover most topics...

Thousands of vulnerable and older people at risk in Devon this Winter

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:27am

A campaign to help the most vulnerable in our communities to stay warm and well this winter has launched. The Surviving Winter appeal asks those who feel they can, to consider donating to those who desperately need extra support during the cold winter months. Many previous donors have donated their Winter Fuel payment if they don’t need it but want to make sure it is well used.

The figures tell a shocking story for older and vulnerable people in Devon living in fuel poverty. Over 1,000 older people are at risk of dying simply due to avoidable winter related illnesses and one in...

In the Bleak Midwinter - Keep people safe and well

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:15pm

A campaign to help the most vulnerable in our communities to stay warm and well this winter has launched.

The Surviving Winter appeal asks those who feel they can, to consider donating to those who desperately need extra support during the cold winter months. Many previous donors have donated their Winter Fuel payment if they don’t need it but want to make sure it is well used.

The figures tell a shocking story for older and vulnerable people in Devon living in fuel poverty. Over 1,000 older people are at risk of dying simply due to avoidable winter related illnesses and...

Fire at The Clarence

Event Date: 
31/10/2017 - 7:30pm to 11/11/2017 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

A new community play by Mark Carey

Cygnet Theatre with Wren Music are proud to celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with a large-scale community production to coincide with the first anniversary of the fire. Mark Carey’s new play brings vivid life to the famous, infamous and little known characters who lived, worked, played and died at the Royal Clarence Hotel.

31 October 7.30pm

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 November 7.30pm

11 November 2pm and 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 Child, £30 Family Ticket)

https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

Branscombe Harvest Fair 2017

Event Date: 
16/09/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Branoc Hall (Branscombe Village Hall) & Playing Field

Come and join us in the beautiful seaside village of Branscombe for an afternoon of family fun at our 3nd annual Harvest Fair!

Family Dog Show, Village Show competition, entertainment, music, morris dancing, circus skills, punch & judy shows, bouncy castles, traditional games, apple pressing, children's activities, WI Craft Tent, a great variety of stalls, traditional craft demonstrations, vintage vehicles, BBQ, cakes & cream teas, licensed bar… and hopefully some sunshine!

BHF is a fundraising event for community organisations and local charities.

Our...

Exeter Community Energy launches pioneering Community Fund

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:40pm

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has launched their exciting Community Fund for 2017, which is designed to fund local projects that promote energy-savings and/or help to alleviate fuel poverty within the local community.

They are interested in receiving applications from a range of local organisations: charities, social enterprises, town and parish councils, schools/other educational organisations, and local constituted clubs and societies.

ECOE is a social enterprise that sets up community-owned renewable energy projects that promote community involvement, shared benefits...

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