Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this Easter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 3:18pm

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus.

On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted.

With very few exceptions all hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, holiday rentals, campsites and boarding houses should be closed for commercial use until further notice.

Additionally, all restaurants, public houses, wine bars, cafes, canteens and other...

Music, Food, Drink and Shopping: Spring begins in Topsham

This event has been POSTPONED due to Coronavirus and will now take place on Saturday 26 September 2020. -------------------------------------

Spring isn’t just about daffodils and longer days – it’s also about one of the biggest events of the year in a glorious part of Devon.

Spring Forward Saturday on Saturday March 28 is a feel-good family-friendly day of music, shopping, food and drink taking place across the Exe estuary town of Topsham.

Almost all Topsham’s 50 shops, cafés and restaurants are involved with special offers for visitors and locals - one store...

Princesshay Summer of Fun - Mini Golf & Pirates

Event Date: 
31/07/2019 - 11:00am to 02/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Princesshay Green

The Princesshay Green will become a marvelous mini golf with 9 holes of fun.

Who can be the first to finish or get round with the least amount of putts?

Open 11am to 3pm. Last entry to the mini golf at 2:30pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

A maximum of 5 goes allowed on each hole per person at busy times.

Accompanying our mini golf, look out for our roaming pirates and join them on their adventures – crew members will be recruited, treasure maps will be deciphered and no doubt booty will be discovered! Keep an eye out and...

Pioneering technical college invites Newton Abbot to 'Fight the Fatberg'

Celebrating World Environment Day (Wednesday 5th June), Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college is inviting prospective students to a special open day where they will join forces to ‘fight the fatberg’.

Working with Surfers Against Sewage’s Plastic Free campaign and community group Transition Newton Abbot, South Devon University Technical College (UTC) will be hosting an Open Evening on Wednesday 5th June, 5pm-8:30pm. Prospective students who have a flair for science, engineering, technology and the environment can participate in a range of activities throughout the evening,...

InExeter announces backing for nine city centre events and projects

InExeter has announced funding support for a series of events and projects. Six events have secured funding from the city’s business improvement district, each of which add vibrancy to Exeter’s cultural offering.

The, new for 2019, Exeter Festival is among the events to receive backing: the event, taking place over the weekend of 5-7 July, will see three days of films, music and entertainment in Northernhay Gardens. Other events receiving a share of the £8,000 pot include Exeter Fringe Festival, Big Screen in the Park, Women of the World Mini Festival, Exeter Pride and Quirk...

Bookings open now for Honiton Events Week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:54am

Local community invited to book their places on free crafts/fitness/wellbeing/community events and activities run by East Devon and Honiton Town Council, culminating in a big screen film Bookings are now open for East Devon District Council and Honiton Town Council’s Honiton Events Week (25-31 May 2019). This week-long celebration of Honiton’s wonderful parks, nature reserves, arts, community and fitness centres, which are supported by dedicated services provided by East Devon, will give local people the chance to try new experiences, meet council staff and to find out more about the...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to What’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (29-31 March):



Friday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The Richard Dale Theatre School are performing Chicago. Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with....

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (22-24 March).


Our Trace

Friday, Exmouth Pavilion

She’s out and about!! Our very own internet sensation, multi award winning, Comedienne, Our Trace! Up to 7 million people worldwide viewed her live comedy clip on Facebook, resulting in everybody wanting to see more of this extremely, funny woman in her posh frock!”

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott

Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx...

Spring Forward Saturday

Event Date: 
30/03/2019 - 8:30am
Topsham Rd, Exeter EX2 6HA

The picturesque estuary town of Topsham, just four miles from Exeter, will be celebrating the end of winter with Spring Forward Saturdayon the 30th March. Just before the clocks go forward to welcome warmer days the town will be buzzing with a fair-like atmosphere, with the majority of shops, cafés and restaurants taking part, and live music around the town.

The event is in its second year and is set to be a fabulous, vibrant day, full of offers from local businesses, Spring treats, children’s activities and foot-tapping sounds from talented local musicians.

Spring Forward...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to What’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 March):


Ardal O’Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Friday, Exeter Northcott

Ardal O’Hanlon continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place. In an age of raging populism, MeToo, identity politics, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 Gin and Tonics, and terrified of being on the wrong side of history, and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don’t...