Families in Devon on low-incomes, whose children receive free school meals, will get extra support this Christmas to help them buy food during the holidays.
Over the past Devon County Council has provided supermarket vouchers worth £15 per child per week of the school holidays to families who qualify for free school meals, so their children don’t go hungry.
We’re doubling that for Christmas, with an extra one-off £30 supermarket voucher, so families will receive a £60 voucher per child for the two-weeks to help with the additional financial pressure the festive period...
Fifty Devon businesses have the chance to join trading standard’s Made in Devon scheme with their first year of membership free.
Consumers need to be confident that they are buying genuinely Devon sourced products, which in turn is a selling point and source of pride for businesses.
Scheme membership will enable businesses to demonstrate that any claims made about a product’s Devon origins have been checked, vetted and verified by officers from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards.
The scheme is an extension to Buy With Confidence, a trading standards...
The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is offering excess wood to the local community and groups for free.
The branch has a number of damaged wooden pallets, that can be broken down, as well as off-cuts of wood which people are welcome to collect and use to complete projects.
Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:
“The wood is perfectly usable so instead of simply skipping it, we wanted to offer it out to those who wish to complete jobs in their own homes, or community groups and charities who are struggling to fund the purchase of wood to...
Learn to Play Day - a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music - is coming to Devon this March.
Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2020 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the county partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of FREE music lessons.
So far, participating venues include Musicroom Exeter. The store will be offering free piano, drum and guitar lessons, as well as...
A FREE Tent Show is taking place in Exeter next month (April 6 until 8, 2019) offering people the chance to see equipment in its natural environment – the great outdoors.
One of the largest ranges in the South West will be on display from April 6 until 8 at Westpoint, including family, lightweight and bell tents, as well as tipis.
Nick Baron, who is the Store Manager at Taunton Leisure – Exeter, on Fore Street in the city, explained: “This is the ideal event for anyone looking for a tent for the summer. At the show they will be able to see a huge and diverse collection of...
DEVON folk looking for a tent for the summer are invited to a free Camping Show this April (2019) to see one of the largest displays in the South West.
A large range of tents will be on show from April 6 until 8 at Westpoint in Exeter at the event hosted by Taunton Leisure.
Nick Baron, Store Manager at Taunton Leisure – Exeter on Fore Street in the city, said: “This is the perfect event for anyone wishing to escape to the great outdoors this summer and is looking for a new tent, or who wishes to get some free expert advice on camping equipment from our professionally...
Are you a family member/spouse/partner/friend caring for someone living with dementia?
This FREE nature-based support programme will help you find ways to cope with issues, including anxiety and depression. It will provide you with activities, techniques and information to help you look after your own health.
Why not come along to this INTRODUCTORY SESSION and find out more about it? We will work together to create a programme that will support your needs.
As part of the group you'll find value in sharing experiences, support and ideas too. We will provide all...