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Pupils to mark National Tree Week and 'Big Climate Fightback' with planting

A tree planting demonstration will be carried out in the grounds of County Hall to mark National Tree Week (Saturday 23 November – Sunday 1 December) and support the Woodland Trust’s “Big Climate Fightback”.

Pupils from St Leonard’s Primary School and representatives from the Devon Youth Parliament will be helping to plant ten trees on Friday 29 November.

The aim is to promote tree planting to tackle climate change and also raise awareness of the importance of acting now to replace trees lost to Ash dieback and other diseases.

The trees being planted at County Hall...

Plans for proposed development and creation of public open space in St Leonards to be unveiled at public consultation event

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 3:39pm

Plans to transform Mount Radford Lawn in St Leonards into a boutique housing development with new public open space will be discussed at a public consultation event on Tuesday 7th May at Dean Clarke House, Southernhay East. UK charity, the Exeter Deaf Academy, has released ownership of Mount Radford Lawn, St Leonards, Exeter, in preparation for a move to its new premises in Exmouth. To ensure that value can be generated for their beneficiaries to assist with the creation of a new deaf academy, the charity has selected Burrington Estates as its preferred partner to redevelop the site. The...

Sign saying Burrington Estates, Homes of Distinction

Housing estate developer stakes claim to city playing field

Luxury housing estate developer, Burrington Estates, made clear its intention to build on a St Leonard’s playing field on Wednesday.

Surprising local residents, it placed large signs advertising its “Homes of Distinction” around the field, opposite the main road junctions.

The playing field is currently owned by the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education but Burrington Estates were granted an option to purchase it in January. The sale is part of the school’s move to new premises in Exmouth and its site to the south of the Topsham Road has already been granted planning...

Social lunch club

Event Date: 
16/04/2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Buckerell Lodge Hotel

A social lunch at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel on the third Tuesday of the month starting 16 April 2019 at 12.30pm. Come and meet others in your community. All ages welcome. The hotel is offering 2 meals for £10. Come along on your own or with a friend/family member/neighbour. Please telephone the hotel to confirm your place. 0330 390 0490

Residents call for support to save popular Exeter park

Part of an open playing area in a much-loved park, enjoyed by many families in Exeter, is at serious threat of being reduced to tarmac and converted into a turning point for cars to access a new housing development.

Bull Meadow Park, located behind the Hotel du Vin in the city centre, is a cherished little park blessed with a magnificent array of ancient trees, a separate play area for very young children and a wide-open space for a variety of park users and the children to play sport.

Despite its close proximity to busy Magdalen Street, the park has a unique character; it’...

Part night street lighting roll-out continues

Around 630 streetlights in residential streets in Priory and St Leonard’s will be converted to part-night lighting from Monday 13 July.

The converted streetlights, previously on all-night, will be switched off from about 12:30am to 5:30am, before coming on again until dawn. The change is part of Devon County Council’s on-going programme to reduce costs and carbon emissions across the county.

Lighting on main and busiest roads and walk-home routes including Topsham Road, Barrack Road, Magdalen Road, Bovemoors Lane, Haldon View Terrace, Church Lane, Burnthouse Lane, Dryden...

St Leonards Village Fete

Event Date: 
27/06/2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Bull Meadow Park

Bull Meadow Park in St Leonard’s will be transformed on Saturday 27th June as it plays host to the St Leonard’s Summer Fete. The fundraising event will be packed with activities for all the family with performances from Exeter Children's Orchestra and the Paddleboat Theatre Company, activities including sports taster sessions as well as traditional stalls and games. With international foods, a barbeque and cream teas there's plenty for food fans too.

Entry to the event is free and proceeds from the activities will raise funds for St Leonards Pre School, St Leonards...

£7,900 grant for Exeter Dissenters Graveyard

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:16pm

Volunteers at the Exeter Dissenters Graveyard have received £7,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) today, to begin drawing up plans to restore the historical site. The funding granted to the Exeter Dissenters Graveyard Trust will allow volunteers to begin a project to record, investigate and clean the site to preserve it for the future. The project will also eventually see plans drawn up for an overall restoration of the site following the initial work by the trust. Paul chant Secretary of the trust welcomed the funding award, he said: “This is the first stage of our project to...

Devon school leaders call for fairer funding

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:27pm

School leaders in Devon have renewed their campaign for fair funding for education today in a letter to Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. The letter from Devon County Council’s Cabinet member for schools, Will Mumford, and the chairman of the Devon Association of Primary Heads, Martyn Boxall calls on Mr Gove to speed up the introduction of a fairer national funding system. Currently Devon schools are sixth from bottom of 152 education authorities for Government funding means every pupil in the county is worth nearly £500 less than the average child nationally. “We’re finding...