Mum-trepreneur takes the plunge as Devon swim school goes nationwide

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:24pm

Local mum-trepreneur Laura Skilton celebrates her baby swim school business going national having already helped more than 5,000 children in Devon and Hampshire learn to swim since launching seven years ago.

Laura Skilton, who runs swim sessions in Exeter and Crediton, has rebranded her successful Baby Paddlers swim school this month launching as a national franchise programme which is already gaining interest from all over the country.

Baby Paddlers – now known as Baby Squids – is a well-established, highly successful swim school for 0-4-year olds focusing on building...

'Colours of the Wind' Flower Festival

Event Date: 
01/06/2019 - 10:00am to 06/06/2019 - 5:00pm
Crediton Parish Church, Crediton

The Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival is one of the main fundraising events for the upkeep of Holy Cross and many people from our parishes work to make it a very special and memorable week.

The 2019 Festival has the intriguing title ‘Colours of the Wind’ and runs from 10am on Saturday 1st June until 5pm on Thursday 6th June.

Work towards the 2019 Flower Festival began as soon as the 2018 Festival ended.

Last years’ Festival was ‘In Our Element’ and if you would like to see photos of previous festivals and videos of how a car and a rhino got into the church then...

Racist incidents and hate crimes spark first Crediton Diversity Festival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 5:03pm

REPORTS of racist incidents and hate crimes in Crediton are the inspiration behind the first Crediton Diversity Festival, which will be held at the Boniface Centre in Crediton on Saturday, November 10.

Local equalities and diversity campaigner Alan Quick said that reports that people had suffered from racism and other hate crimes locally had inspired him to “do something positive” and organise the event.

He explained: "The aim of the festival is to celebrate the diverse community we live in.

"Each individual is unique and Crediton is a welcoming place for all...

Royal Visit to new Mole Avon Country Store in Crediton by HRH The Duke of Gloucester

Authored by Mole Avon
Posted: Wed, 10/10/2018 - 7:19pm

HRH The Duke of Gloucester, officially opened Mole Avon Trading’s new £5.2M Country Store in Crediton, Devon on Tuesday 2nd October.

During his visit His Royal Highness met members of staff, company directors and key suppliers to the country store, most of whom are based in Crediton. Prince Richard took the opportunity to view the wide selection of goods that Mole Avon offer their customers, including the new ‘Wellie Wall’ before cutting a cake and unveiling a plaque, to commemorate his visit and the formal opening of the Country Store.

The store in Crediton, considered to...

Flower Festival 'In Our Element' - Crediton Parish Church

Event Date: 
03/06/2018 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Crediton Parish Church

Sunday 3rd June 11am to 6pm. Free admission and parking. Disabled access. Hot and cold refreshments. Followed by Song of Praise at 6pm.

A377 stabilisation scheme on schedule

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/02/2018 - 6:44am

Work is progressing well on a major stabilisation scheme on the A377 at Chapel Downs in Crediton.

Essential repairs and reconstruction work started earlier this month on a 30 metre stretch, between Queen Elizabeth Drive and Higher Road, where the edge of the road is cracking due to an unstable embankment. The scheme is on schedule to be completed by 12 February.

Highway drainage is being replaced and a retaining wall is being constructed. The road will also be resurfaced.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “...

Flower Festival: In Our Element at Crediton Parish Church

Authored by Melman5
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:57am

The Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival is one of the main fundraising events for the upkeep of Holy Cross and many people from our parishes work to make it a very special and memorable week.

The 2018 Festival has the intriguing title ‘In Our Element’ and runs from 10.30am on Saturday 2nd June until 5 pm on Thursday 7th June.

Work towards the 2018 Flower Festival began as soon as the 2017 Festival ended. The title of the last Festival was ‘What’s the Point’, and a big talking point was a rhino in the church.

This rhino, kindly loaned by Exeter School was...

Hospiscare’s Light Up a Life services return for another year

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:20pm

Hospiscare’s Light Up a Life event takes place annually in the run up to Christmas, a particularly poignant time of year for many bereaved people. The services offer a time and space apart to remember and honour loved ones who are no longer with us. With a blend of readings, poetry, music and the opportunity to join voices in singing carols, these occasions bring at least as much joy as sadness and are never less than uplifting.

This year’s series of services will culminate at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday, 17 December. Hospiscare’s Karen Turner said: “Everyone is invited to attend...

Crediton Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival 2017

Event Date: 
07/12/2017 - 11:00am to 10/12/2017 - 5:00pm
Crediton Parish Church

Make a date in your diaries for the Crediton Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th December 2017. This year’s Festival will open from 11am to 6pm on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th Dec, 10.30am to 7pm Saturday 9th Dec and on Sunday 10th Dec from 11am to 5pm.

Admission is FREE, there is disabled access and free car parking.

Refreshments will be available in the Boniface Centre Christmas Cracker Cafe from 10am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 5pm on Saturday and on Sunday 2pm to 5pm

Crediton Parish Church is a Grade 1 listed...

The Big Waddle heads to Crediton and Tiverton!

The Ugly Duckling is Waddling to Mid Devon

Young audiences in Crediton and Tiverton are in for a treat, as Devon-based theatre company Above Bounds bring their hugely popular children’s theatre show - The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales – to Crediton Arts Centre on Saturday 23 September at 3pm and TCAT Tiverton on Saturday 30 September at 2pm. Have you ever felt like you just don’t fit in? Do you think people look at you strangely? That’s exactly how the Ugly Duckling felt before he learnt one very important lesson. Paddle off to Crediton or Tiverton and experience a children’s...