City's largest community solar power project installed at Exeter College

Authored by Mark Allen
Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:58am

Exeter Community Energy has now started the installation at Exeter College, the city’s largest community solar power project. Solar panels are being installed on the roof of the Exeter College’s Technology Centre. When completed this 150 kWp installation will be the largest community energy project in Exeter and East Devon.

Council flats to benefit from colourful community artwork

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 7:47am

Tenants living in one of East Devon District Council’s block of flats in Cheshire Road, Exmouth will now be greeted by a colourful mural, which has been mounted on the wall of the communal entrance.

The artwork, which was created by several families who attended the East Devon Estate Management team’s Spring fun day, held earlier this year at Bassetts Farm Primary School, has been placed between protective sheets of fire retardant Perspex.

Councillor Jill Elson, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio holder for Sustainable Homes and Communities, said:

Cupcake day raises money for dementia garden

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 2:21pm

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff on Budlake Ward at Exeter Community Hospital recently held a cupcake day tea party for patients and visitors, to raise money towards a dementia garden at the hospital.

All cakes were handmade by the hospital’s healthcare assistants, and the dayroom was decorated with homemade bunting made by healthcare assistant, Anne Brice.

The afternoon raised £80 through donations from staff and visitors.

Exeter Walk 2016

Event Date: 
24/09/2016 - 9:30am
Exeter Quay

Our annual Exeter Walk is taking place again on Saturday 24 September 2016 during international Blood Cancer Awareness Month, where we raise awareness and understanding of blood cancer, the support that exists for patients, and the work that’s being done to beat blood cancer.

Exeter Community Energy awarded £20,000 for low carbon project

Authored by Mark Allen
Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:36am

Exeter Community Energy has been awarded £19,660 to repeat its success with community-owned solar energy by delivering a renewable heat project in Devon.

The money will be used to replicate the handfull of other community heat projects in the country; will be the first in the south west; and possibly the last Urban Community Energy Fund opportunity as a result of the government’s changing priorities.

Time Traveller Club: Dopey Dinosaurs

Event Date: 
26/07/2016 - 10:00am
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 26th July, 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre)

Travel back to a time in which dinosaurs roamed the earth. Do you like scary dinosaurs or friendly dinosaurs? Create a scary T-Rex or a friendly Stegosaurus. Watch out for those flying Pterodactyls! Finally, make your own dinosaur excavation in plaster to take home.

Romans under your feet!

Event Date: 
23/07/2016 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 23rd July, 10.30-15.30 (Cathedral Green)

Visit the Cathedral's Roman activities stall on Cathedral Green (in partnership with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum) and find out more about the Roman archaeology beneath your feet.

Informal Concert: Schola Davidica Utrecht

Event Date: 
21/07/2016 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 21st July 2016 at 13.00

An informal lunchtime concert by Dutch Choir Schola Davidica Utrecht including music from the English Choral tradition.

Rejoice in the Lord alway - Anonymous
Ave Maria - Robert Parsons
Ave verum - William Byrd
If ye love me - Thomas Tallis

Organ: Jan Hage

Exultate Deo - Willem Andriesen
Ir tikai nats - Romualds Jermaks
Abendlied - Josef Rheinberger

Organ: Jan Hage

Hail gladdening light - Charles Wood

Callington and Afghans win Exeter City Community Tournament

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:20pm

Callington and  fghan United were the winners in Exeter City’s community football tournament held on Sunday (3 July). Nearly 200 local players took part.

Dedicated website provides support for Armed Forces community

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 07/02/2016 - 9:03am

Dedicated Website Provides Quick and Easy Access to Services and Support for the Armed Forces Community

A dedicated website has launched that makes it quick and easy for members of the Armed Forces Community in Devon to access key services including health, financial and welfare.

The Devon Forces Family (DFF) website is an online directory of services and support for military service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families living in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.