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...

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
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
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...