Stalls and attractions bring crowds to Honiton Community Festival

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:14am

Around 500 people visited the Honiton Community Festival where many local community groups held stalls and attractions.

A number of demonstrations were held throughout the day at the event which was held at Allhallows Playing Field.

These included displays by SYTL Karate, which included a very useful Stranger Danger message, the SPS Kickboxing group who showed off their skills, the lively Honiton Twirlstars who put on a great performance and musicians from the Honiton Youth Orchestra provided some great music for the event.

Officers from Wild East Devon made...

Learning from Exeter's past to shape its future

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:13am

Are there lessons to be learned from Exeter’s past to take into its future? Can we discern characteristics from its history to enlighten the next few generations of this more than two-thousand-year-old city?

From its first beginnings as a prehistoric hill settlement, what has really determined Exeter’s wealth and well-being has been its geographical location – its underlying geology, its climate, and its estuary position east of Dartmoor.

On a promontory overlooking the river valley, Exeter has enjoyed a position of strength against potential invaders, access to water for...

Nominate unsung heroes in our community

Authored by Naomi J Ryan
Posted: Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:36am

Naomi J Ryan is on the search for someone who deserves recognition this summer. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to improve the lives of those around them and who merit to be thanked for it? Then make sure to enter our ‘Nominate Your Local Hero’ summer award.

If your nominee is a winner, they will be invited to meet the Naomi J Ryan team and collect their bespoke gift from their office in Southernhay, Exeter.

If you would like to nominate someone, please visit our website , or our Facebook page . Alternatively pick up a nomination form from the...

Millwey community lunch proves a hit for all ages

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 06/18/2017 - 1:59pm

A recent community lunch organised by East Devon District Council’s Landlord Services team at the request of the charity HALFF (Health and Local Food for Families proved a tremendous success with 25 young people from Millwey, Axminster, their families and sheltered tenants, who sat down to eat together after a morning of arts, crafts and cooking.

The event, which was held at Millwey community centre on Tuesday 30 May, aimed to bring different ages of the community together and East Devon Community Development Worker, Victoria Robinson, who was responsible for co-ordinating the...

Brownies learn about the community value of Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:32pm

Hospiscare’s latest shop opened in Heavitree in March and is already doing a roaring trade in a range of electrical goods, homeware, clothes, and second-hand books.

Recently, however, the shop took on a more educational role as the manager Bonnie Gilbert was invited to visit the Heavitree Brownie Troop to share the importance of the work that Hospiscare does.

“The Brownies, all between the ages of seven and ten, were studying the theme of ‘community’, so it seemed like the ideal opportunity to teach them about the importance of Hospiscare and how the charity supports local...

ELF Cream Tea Morning

Event Date: 
05/06/2017 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Exton Village Hall, Station Road, Exton, EX3 0PS

This June 5th, join people all over Devon, put the kettle on and join in the ELF CREAM TEA! Come along and find our more about ELF. Money raised through the ELF cream tea may go to our new ELF @ Home service engaging with volunteers to support patients in their homes. This will enable patients who are isolated by their condition to quite literally have a cup of tea with someone.

ELF Cream Tea Month

Event Date: 
01/06/2017 - 9:00am to 30/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Wherever You Want

This June, join Michael Caines MBE and people all over Devon, put the kettle on and join in the ELF CREAM TEA! You could host an event in your garden, a local café or even hire a village hall. Or why not hold a cream tea in your office – a great excuse to all get together, eat scones, have a chat and raise money for a great cause!

Your event can take place any time in June and of course, other cakes and drinks can be enjoyed. We will send you a FREE event pack with balloons, ideas and Michael Caines' best scone recipe.

Money raised through the ELF cream tea may go to our...

The Fore Street Flea Market Returns!

Event Date: 
21/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fore Street, Exeter, EX4

Sunday 21st May marks the 2017 return of the Fore Street Flea Market! Coinciding with Art Week Exeter, this community event is set to be the biggest so far with over 80 diverse stalls brought to you by the traders of the West Quarter and local residents. This is the perfect opportunity to spend the day soaking up the unique creative culture in this wonderful part of Exeter, at the only flea market of it’s kind in Devon.

The day market will be open from 12pm to 4pm, and many of the shops on Fore Street will also be opening their doors for Sunday trading. The first of four planned...

Tea Party celebrates Disability Arts

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:06am

CEDA is celebrating artistic achievements with a tea party – and all the cups and saucers have been created as part of the Total Immersion arts project.

Ceramic artist Emily Parr has been working with CEDA members to create cups, saucers, plates and other ceramic objects as part of the two-year multi-media arts project funded by Arts Council England.

Working with more than ten artists over two years, Total Immersion is using sound, space and touch to create immersive sensory experiences for CEDA’s members and other disabled people.

Craig Bowden, CEDA’s Activity...

Community events for Dying Matters Awareness Week

Authored by Alizoun
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:04am

Aly Dickinson End of Life Doula with Living Well Dying Well and Dr Max Mackay James GP and lead for Diealog are hosting Workshops for Dying Matters Awareness Week. .

Both Aly and Max work in their Communities to support people to have choice and control over their death so that a person can die in the place they choose, with the care they want, surrounded by the people they love. Max says ‘Death and Dying will happen to all of us –we should live as we would want to right until the very end’. Aly believes that dying has become over medicalised and removed from the person dying and...