Prize draw prompts 1,800 pledges to 'love their clothes'

A Crediton curate has won Recycle Devon prize draw by pledging to reduce the amount of unwanted clothing she throws away.

The Reverend Helen Drever of Crediton Parish Church won a £45 laundry ‘bucket’ made from ‘upcycled’ sailcloth donated by Sails and Canvas in Topsham.

The draw was part of the Love Your Clothes campaign which aimed to change the way Devon consumers buy, use and dispose of their clothing.

The £10 vouchers winners are Sandy Parle from Seaton, Kathy Tagg from Exeter and Jane Rosewell from Clyst Honiton.

Recycle Devon, a partnership of 10...

Cheque presented to QE School for reading and spelling programme

On Friday 28 October, at the Masonic Hall, Uffculme, Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton was presented with a cheque for £1,000 to be used to purchase licences for the Nessy reading and spelling computer programme.

Amanda Middlemost, a Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Queen Elizabeth’s said: “These licences benefit many of our students who struggle with persistent spelling or reading difficulties. They will be used to contribute to literacy interventions that are delivered by our Learning Support Department, but they also can be used to provide additional and ongoing...

New soft play area for Crediton

Planet Play, a new fun and friendly soft play centre and café is about to open on the edge of Crediton town centre in Westward Business Park. Opening its doors for the first time on 17th October 2016, Planet Play will offer a vast 5400ft2 of awesome play space for children aged 0-11.

Sean and Nicola Schofield, Owners of Planet Play will be hosting a launch week to celebrate its opening from the 17th-23rd October. Planet Play hopes to become a focal point in the local community offering soft play 7 days a week. The café will serve affordable yet quality food and drinks with a great...

Fire at Exeter's Cavern Club

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 8:12am

Firefighters were called to tackle a fire in the kitchen of Exeter's Cavern Club just after 10pm last night (Tuesday).

One fire appliance from Danes Castle was mobilised to a fire alarm sounding. On arrival smoke was seen coming from the property, and crews requested further assistance. Appliances from Danes Castle and Middlemoor were mobilised.

Crews got to work with two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet.

The incident report is as follows:

At 2232, crews requested a further 3 appliances for assistance. These were mobilised from Topsham, and two from...

WI petitions to make Asbestos in Schools a national campaign in member's memory

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:55pm

A former teacher who retired to Crediton, recently lost her battle against mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Sue Stephens taught hundreds of children in her 30 years in the classroom and believed the cancer was caused by the job she loved.

Sue, who had launched a petition calling on the Government to do more to protect children and staff at affected schools, died at her home on 26 June 2016 to the sound of the dawn chorus.

Her daughter Lucie is continuing with the campaign in her Mum’s memory and aims for the removal of asbestos from...

Helmores strikes gold again!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:51pm

South West Estate Agents Helmores, based in Crediton, have secured four new awards from Property Sharing Experts, the South West and London’s largest Estate Agency and homes directory.

Over 300 people attended the PSE Gala Awards Dinner at Woodbury Park, Exeter, compered by Alan Dedicoat – best known as the “voice of the balls” on the BBC’s national lottery programme.

Helmores were delighted to have won Silver in Expert Branch Sales, Silver in Expert Branch Lettings, Gold in Charity by an Office and Gold in Agent of the Year, Devon.

Helmores Rental’s Manager, Jen...

Helmores launches fundraising campaign

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:57pm

Helmores Estate Agents in Crediton are the latest business to launch their efforts for the Children’s Hospice South West’s £50 challenge and are raring to go with some weird and wacky fundraising ideas!

The £50 Challenge is a fundraising initiative that encourages businesses from across the county to compete using their business acumen, turning £50 into thousands for CHSW and in doing so raising awareness of the charity.

Julie Bevan of Helmores Estate Agents said; “We have had some great ideas from the staff and now we have come up with a list a great activities to inspire...

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.

All their creations will go on show with other work in textiles and photography by older people in the town at an exhibition...

Crediton Parish Church Annual Exhibition with Flowers: Outside the Box

Event Date: 
04/06/2016 - 10:00am to 09/06/2016 - 6:00pm
Crediton Parish Church, Crediton EX17 2AH

The theme of our annual flower festival at Crediton Parish Church is ‘Outside the Box’.

Enjoy eye-catching floral arrangements in and around boxes of all kinds – from romantic, poignant, witty to quirky.

A major fund raising event towards the on-going maintenance and upkeep of this fine 15th Century Grade 1 listed building, Crediton Parish Church is thought by some to be one of the finest parish churches of its kind in Devon.

The floral exhibition takes place Saturday 4th June – Thurs 9th June at 10.00am – 6pm, except Sunday at 11am – 6pm.

This is one of the...

Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston Play Colebrooke Parish Hall

Event Date: 
08/04/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Colebrooke Parish Hall nr Crediton EX17 5JH

Folk Duo Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston released their new album in February 2016 and are touring the UK to support the release in 2016

Miranda and Rex are dazzling as ever on their respective instruments - double bass and mandolin/bouzouki catch their live show in Colebrooke at the Parish Hall £11 8pm tel. 01363 84309