City Vets

CityVets Exeter maintains vital veterinary service for pet owners during pandemic

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:42am

Exeter based, independent veterinary practice CityVets, are reassuring all pet owners that they are open for emergencies, patients requiring urgent treatment, medication and pet food throughout the pandemic, come what may.

CityVets has four practices in Exeter, however, at this time two of the branches - the Alphington and Whipton practices have been temporarily closed. The Heavitree Veterinary Hospital and the St Thomas (101 Buddle Lane) branch remain open for phone advice, enquiries and emergency appointments and treatment.

Veterinary practices are classified as...

Park Life

Popular Exeter park set to get community hub

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/29/2020 - 11:24am

Park users in Heavitree will soon be able to grab a coffee and a cake while on the go, thanks to a grant from Exeter City Council.

Community charity Park Life Heavitree is building a café and community facility in Heavitree Pleasure Ground.

The café will offer affordable, locally-sourced food and drink and the building will include toilets and a community space that will be able to be hired by local groups.

Work is expected to start in late spring with the building finished by the end of the year.

The exciting facility is being made possible partly due to a...

Overnight resurfacing on Heavitree Road

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:59pm

Overnight resurfacing work will be carried out on Heavitree Road in Exeter over the next two weeks.

Sections of the road will be closed from 7pm to 7am on Wednesday (2 August), Thursday (3 August) and Friday (4 August). The road will then be completely reopened at night time over the weekend, before overnight closures resume the following week on the evenings of Monday 7 August, Tuesday 8 August and Wednesday 9 August. Diversions will be in place for the duration of the night-time work via Barrack Road, Topsham Road and Western Way. Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s...

Brownies learn about the community value of Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:32pm

Hospiscare’s latest shop opened in Heavitree in March and is already doing a roaring trade in a range of electrical goods, homeware, clothes, and second-hand books.

Recently, however, the shop took on a more educational role as the manager Bonnie Gilbert was invited to visit the Heavitree Brownie Troop to share the importance of the work that Hospiscare does.

“The Brownies, all between the ages of seven and ten, were studying the theme of ‘community’, so it seemed like the ideal opportunity to teach them about the importance of Hospiscare and how the charity supports local...

Heavitree paddling pools closed as safety precaution

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:21pm

The City Council has apologised to users of its paddling pools in Heavitree after having to close them to carry out essential maintenance work.

The paddling pools in Heavitree Pleasure Ground have had to close after reports of a number of children slipping on the newly painted surface.

Cllr Stephen Brimble, Lead Councillor for Place, said it was frustrating given the warm and sunny weather but safety was the Council’s number one priority.

“Unfortunately we have had to drain the pools in Heavitree and will be repainting the surfaces using a paint with more sand in it...

Volunteers wanted for Hospiscare shop

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:19am

The latest Hospiscare shop to open in the city is already proving a huge success. Indeed, the shop which opened in March and is situated in Heavitree is already very keen to recruit volunteers to help as much as possible.

“The new shop has been very well received by the public,” confirms shop manager Bonnie Gilbert. “Being the closest shop physically to the hospice itself, local people have been very keen to support us. Now we need just need volunteers to keep up with demand.

"Basically, if you are happy to help with the customer service side of things, with tills or with...

New Hospiscare shop opens in Heavitree

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:51pm

The people of Heavitree have a new shopping opportunity available to them: a brand-new shop has been opened there by the long established and popular local charity, Hospiscare. The shop was formally opened on Wednesday March 22nd by Paula Lawford, Chair of Exeter Friends, former trustee and founder member of the charity. The shop sells a range of ladies clothes, has an excellent men’s department and an array of electrical goods and homewares.

The new shop will bring the number of retail outlets run by Hospiscare up to twenty-one with shops operating across mid and east Devon...

Higher Cemetery ashes section improved

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:39pm

Improvements have been carried out to an area in Exeter’s Higher Cemetery.

The ashes section next door to the World War II areas of the cemetery in Heavitree was prone to becoming a muddy patch of grass during wet weather but now the area has been smartened up and made better for visitors.

New footpaths giving greater access have been installed and the memorials have been set against a smart stone background.

Cllr Rob Hannaford, Lead Councillor for Place, said: “We’ve had really good feedback from people about the improvements. Visitors can now visit the memorials...

A Community-Involved Photographic Exhibition

Event Date: 
18/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Heavitree Pleasure Grounds

A group of dedicated young people, the Macula Collective, have been out in all weathers, all through the winter capturing images of Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - IN THE DARK! This project was commissioned by the people of Heavitree themselves as part of the Heavitree Squilometre project and we're pleased present the results of this youth-focused work in a pop-up Exhibition in Heavitree Park.

The Exhibition will also include images from other memory and reminiscence work from other members of the Heavitree Community who were keen to share what the Park means to them.


Heavitree community enjoys run away success

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:35am

With New Year’s resolutions of better health and fitness for 2017 firmly in focus, an astonishing 65 Exeter residents turned up in the first week of January to try out a new Couch to 5k beginner running group in Heavitree.

On Monday, one week on, nearly 100 people came along and joined in.

The running group was set up by Park Life Heavitree, a community organisation based in and around Heavitree Pleasure Ground. They were granted funding to provide new opportunities for residents in Heavitree to be active, by Get Active Exeter, the local health and wellbeing partnership...