Littleham Community Festival is a winner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:01pm

Staff from the East Devon Homes Community Development service at East Devon District Council did an outstanding job organising the Littleham Community Festival, which took place on Saturday 14 May.

Exmouth & District Community Transport Group awarded £500 Bluebird Care Community Grant

Authored by lydia.ward.bluebirdcare
Posted: Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:32am

Bluebird Care, an Exeter and East Devon based home care provider have awarded a grant of £500 to the Exmouth & District Community Transport Group (EDCTG) to support them in providing transport to the Exmouth Dementia Carers Support Group.

Bluebird Care has been working hard to support community groups across Exeter as well as providing a daily care service to local residents living in their own homes.

June Exeter Yoga Brunch

Event Date: 
12/06/2016 - 10:00am
Court Barn, Highfield Farm, Clyst Road Topsham, Exeter Devon EX3 0BY

SUNDAY 12th JUNE, we are mixing up our Yoga brunch a little!

This month the Yoga Brunch will be held at the stunning Court Barn at Highfield Farm in Topsham!

We will start the morning with a dynamic Yoga session, moving with ease, creating space in our bodies, allowing the body to move softly with no tension, no stress, no competition.

Exeter Yoga Brunch

Event Date: 
21/05/2016 - 10:15am
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, EX4 3RG Exeter, Devon

The Yoga Brunch is returning to Exeter! After such wonderful feedback from our first Yoga Brunch in Exeter I just had to run it again!

SATURDAY 21st May starting at 10:15AM we are going to explore and move the body through a super fun dynamic flow which will challenge yet ease your body into movement.

Open to guys and girls, Yogis, non-Yogis, never stretched before to stretch every day people, come and start your weekend off with movement, smiles and meeting new awesome people!

The Beacon Community Centre celebrates first birthday

Authored by Liz Straw
Posted: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:01pm

Celebrate with a free cuppa and a cake at The Beacon, Exeter’s dynamic community centre as we mark our first birthday and a hat trick of successes tomorrow. (Fri May 6)

The volunteer team which runs the centre in Beacon Lane has three reasons to be happy.

• The first successful transition in Exeter of a former county council youth centre, the Knight Club, into a vibrant community centre for Beacon Heath.

• The start tomorrow of its first community weekly Friday drop-in, during May there is a free cuppa and cake on offer.

Cornwall and Devon vie for top place on solar

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 7:44am

A new renewable energy league table reveals which counties have the most solar panels installed across England and Wales. The South West comes out top, with Cornwall taking first place and Devon hot on its heels.

The renewables industry is an important source of jobs, with more than 10,000 in the South West, including 2,800 in the solar sector. There are 120,000 people employed in the industry across England and Wales.

Creating Shared Value - In a Nutshell

Authored by Bitpod
Posted: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:35am

Vanessa Cobb from Vanessa Cobb Professional Development talks about creating shared value (CSV) within your business or organisation.

She discusses how the divide between business and community has been bridged and how CSV is a strategy that can result in new market development, higher staff engagement and unlocking natural leadership potential within the team.

Vanessa explains how shared value is 'created now by philanthropy or good PR but when a business makes a connection between it's commercial goals and the needs of the communities in which it operates'.

Crediton schools join community arts project

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:43am

Schools in Crediton have joined together in a major arts project and will display their creations in a special ‘pop-up’ exhibition in the town after Easter.

Pupils from Landscore Primary School have been working on a project using mosaics as well as teaming up with students from Queen Elizabeth’s Community College’s art and English department to make prints.

Children from Haywards Primary School have been using ceramics in their project.

Thousands flock to University fun day

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 5:43pm

An estimated 2,500 people visited the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus for a fun-filled programme of free family events yesterday.

The award-winning grounds were abuzz as local residents took part in tours, a treasure hunt and a wide range of sports sessions, from football skills with Exeter City football club,  to archery, touch rugby, and ultimate Frisbee. 

The vibrant event featured a farmers’ market and a family disco, alongside the chance to hear first-hand form world-leading academics on their research.

Seedbed celebrates first anniversary

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 8:43am

A major investment fund which has helped dozens of South West social ventures to grow and flourish has celebrated its first anniversary with a special reception in the region.

The £1.2 million Seedbed accelerator programme has already supported 30 social ventures, including Exeter Community Initiative;, Exeter and the Tanglewood Project, near Tiverton, with many more about to benefit from its exciting opportunities in 2016.