Community projects in Exeter could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out of its funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4000 projects up and down the UK and the supermarket is now calling on community groups in Exeter to put themselves forward for a grant.
The new Marks & Spencer (M&S) Foodhall in Exmouth is set to open at 10am on Wednesday 29th March. Located on Royal Avenue, a stone’s throw from the railway station, the M&S Foodhall will feature a 24 seat Café, as well as the very best of M&S’s innovative and delicious food and drink products.
Long-established independent nursing care provider, Southern Healthcare has four homes across Devon, specialising in complex nursing, dementia and residential care. The company’s Old Rectory care home, based in Exeter, has brought the ‘outside in’ for residents and families, as a part of their developing dementia care programme. Within the home, they have created a country-style pub/ beer garden offering beer and spirits, and a contemporary café serving specialist roasted coffee and light snacks.
Jack Bennett, a young person from East Devon District Council’s SWITCH club on the Millwey Rise Estate in Axminster, had his outstanding service to sport in the community rewarded by a place at the regional final of the prestigious Tpas awards 2017, which was held at a ceremony in London on 3 February.
A THRIVING business support group has reported excellent growth for its members this year.
The Blackdown Hills Business Association, which was formed around 30 years ago, supports a range of companies, including new business start-ups, sole traders and SMEs, right up to large corporations all providing key services, based in the area on the Devon/Somerset border.
An ambitious production of Scrooge the Musical – based on the Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ - promises to be a festive treat for audiences.
The song-filled community performance, which features actors, singers and dancers from Kentisbeare Performing Arts, takes place at Kentisbeare Village Hall from Tuesday December 6 to Saturday, December 10.
The production has been co-ordinated by musical director/producer Alan Boxer, director Rob Pudner, choreographer Leanne Perkins and designer Chris Speyer. James Wakefield steps into the miserly shoes of the title character.
Staff working for The Midas Group, one of the largest independent construction companies in the South West, have donated 833 volunteer hours to help support good causes across the South of England and Wales.
The company’s annual Community Engagement Week initiative, saw hundreds of staff volunteer to work on projects in the South West, South East and Wales, carrying out a variety of work from undertaking building makeovers to harvesting apples.
St Michael & All Angels Church in St David's -- the church with the tallest spire in Exeter, home to peregrine falcons -- is hosting An Unusually Good Book Sale on Saturday 26th November from 11am to 3pm in aid of the St David's Neighbourhood fund and the St Michael's Redecoration Fund. The sale includes cards and prints, cds, dvds and records and will feature live musical accompaniment by two highly esteemed local musicians, Matthew Wright, pianist (from 11am), and Nigel Browne, organist (from 1pm), who will also guide those who would like to play the church's Victorian pipe organ the