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Midas Group donates 800 hours of work during community engagement week

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 5:43pm

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.

Staff accumulated 833 hours of work in total. In addition to the hours spent directly working on the community projects, Midas were...

An Unusually Good Book Sale, with live musical accompaniment

Event Date: 
26/11/2016 - 11:00am
Venue: 
St Michael & All Angels Church, Mount Dinham, St David's, Exeter EX4 4EB

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...

£100,000 funding to roll-out Community Road Warden scheme countywide

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:24pm

Devon County Council is committing more than £100,000 to its Community Road Warden scheme as it extends the roll-out of the initiative.

As part of a pilot in five parishes and towns across Devon earlier this year, trained volunteers repaired almost 200 minor potholes. The County Council supplied Road Wardens in Bradford and Cookbury, Broadclyst, Clyst Hydon, Plymtree, and Sidmouth, with a simple-to-use pothole repair material, Instarmac, to patch up small potholes in their parishes and towns.

Community Road Wardens can act as their town or parish’s primary point of contact...

New Exe-Arts season of creative workshops

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 8:46pm

Superact is pleased to announce that they have been successful in securing funding to support a second phase of their 2015 project Exe-Arts.

The new project, Exe-Arts Plus, will be delivering open community creative workshops from both Exeter Community Centre and St. Sidwell’s Community Centre.

Exe-Arts Plus will offer taster courses in a variety of art forms at a very accessible price during the Autumn 2016 and Winter/Spring of 2017, including workshops, such as painting, ceramics, graffiti art, photography, story telling, sculpture and fabric arts. Superact is a not for...

Fete raises over £1,000 for Balloons charity

Authored by Naomi J Ryan
Posted: Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:48pm

The figures are now in from the Late Summer Fete, held on Saturday 17th September at Magdalen Court School and Kinderkare Nursery. This unique community event, spearheaded by Southernhay-based estate agents Naomi J Ryan , has raised an incredible £1,295.49 for bereavement support charity, Balloons .

Based at Basepoint Business Centre in Marsh Barton, Balloons provide much needed support for children, young people and their families before and after the death of someone significant in their lives. Speaking about the success of the day, Naomi of Naomi J Ryan said “Balloons is a...

The launch of Exeter Youth Flutes!

Authored by Ruth Molins
Posted: Sun, 09/18/2016 - 2:09pm

Exeter Youth Flutes is an exciting new ensemble for flautists aged 8 - 18. The musical director and founder of Exeter Youth Flutes is Ruth Molins. Ruth has over ten years' experience of teaching the flute and coaching ensembles in the South West. The mission of EYF is to be a welcoming flute ensemble for young flute players in Exeter and the locality, providing a quality, musical experience with regular rehearsals and performance opportunities. The first rehearsal is on Tuesday 4th October. This term we look forward to collaborating with The Big Noise Chorus for a Christmas concert, as...

Explore Poltimore House and grounds on Heritage Open Day

Authored by Poltimore House
Posted: Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:41am

Poltimore House and Grounds are open with free entry on Sunday 11th September from 11 - 4pm.

There will be a children's trail and quiz (50p entry), an archery demonstration with the chance to try it for yourself for a small fee and Tudor dancing.

Come and see for yourself all that has been achieved at this historic Exeter house.

Our visitors quite often say "oh but you haven't done anything".

On the contrary the house has been slowly dried out after the corrugated iron roof was placed over it, the grounds have been cleared and replanted, the courtyard in the...

Heritage Open Day at Poltimore House

Authored by Poltimore House
Posted: Sat, 08/27/2016 - 2:41pm

Poltimore House and Grounds are open with free entry on Sunday 11th September from 11 - 4pm.

There will be a children's trail and quiz (50p entry), an archery demonstration with the chance to try it for yourself for a small fee and Tudor dancing. Come and see for yourself all that has been achieved at this historic Exeter house.

Our visitors quite often say "oh but you haven't done anything".

On the contrary the house has been slowly dried out after the corrugated iron roof was placed over it, the grounds have been cleared and replanted, the courtyard in the house...

M&S AND FORCE Cancer Centre to spark something good for Exeter

Event Date: 
11/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
FORCE Cancer Charity, Exeter

M&S and FORCE Cancer Centre are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Sunday 11 September, we are calling on volunteers to help give patients, carers and families a peaceful outside space where they can come to talk, relax, and simply be together in a safe and peaceful environment.. To achieve this, we need volunteers who will weed, cut the grass, tidy and paint the garden facility at the cancer centre in Exeter.

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M&S and Twelves Company to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
11/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Twelves Company Centre, Plymouth

M&S and Twelves Company, a charity that cares for people who have experienced sexual harm, are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Sunday 11 September, we are calling on volunteers to help re-paint the art room at the Twelves Company centre, providing the children and young people who use the centre with a bright new space and a comfortable, safe and creative environment.

If you would like to sign-up for...

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