Browsing: Exeter

New blocks of student flats in Exeter should include accommodation for ‘anyone’, according to the leader of the city council. The authority has been in talks with developers about its proposals for co-living to create ‘balanced and sustainable communities’. It would see room space made available for anyone to rent alongside students in new purpose-built accommodation. Co-living will allow key workers and anyone else to live alongside students – Cllr Phil BialykThese shared living spaces would give students, young professionals, young entrepreneurs, millennials and like-minded people serviced rooms in shared apartments with communal lounges, kitchens and bathrooms. The idea is based on…

The Exeter Flotilla is preparing to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar. On Sunday (October 20) the White Ensign will once again fly over the city as the Exeter Flotilla marks the Battle of Trafalgar at an 11:30am service in Exeter Cathedral. The Battle of Trafalgar took place on October 21 in 1805 and saw the Royal Navy emerge the victor against a combined fleet of the French and Spanish navies during the War of the Third Coalition. The service will be attended by the Deputy Lieutenant for Devon, Mr Brian Wills-Hope, the High Sheriff of Devon, Captain Simon Martin, the…

A masterplan for the redevelopment of leisure and sports facilities at Exeter Golf and Country Club has been outlined. Plans have been submitted to Exeter City Council for a seven-phase development for the club in Topsham Road. Key objectives of the scheme are to modernise the hub for an improved experience, to improve and update existing clubhouse facilities, and provide a viable development of the site. Designs that compliments Weir House and its Grade II Listed status are also a priority. The scheme includes an airdome to for indoor tennis, maintaining at least five squash courts, modernised gym equipment and…

Street lights could be switched off and new roads scrapped as Devon County Council (DCC) bids to become carbon neutral by 2030.  A new shuttle bus to transport council workers from Exeter train stations to County Hall is also among the ideas to  help reach the climate change-busting aspiration. The council’s cabinet unanimously on Wednesday agreed to revise the authority’s energy and carbon strategy in response to the climate emergency which they declared earlier this year. It will also no longer be the authority’s default position to build new roads to tackle congestion, while discussions with town and parish councils will…

Staff and pupils at a local school received a special delivery when the team from the Amazon Delivery Station in Exeter stopped by with a £2,000 donation. Stansfield Academy in Exeter, which is part of the WAVE Multi Academy Trust, received the donation as part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK. To have a business like Amazon behind us is really encouraging. This donation will help many more children in our community – Emily Johnston WAVE Multi Academy Trust works with young people across Devon and…

A cancer nurse at the RD&E has received one of the country’s top nursing awards for her contributions in improving patient care. Tina Grose, Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, has received a prestigious Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Silver Award by Ruth May, CNO for NHS England and NHS Improvement, during a visit to the Trust last week. I am honoured that nursing leadership has been recognised with such a wonderful award. This has only been possible by working alongside amazing multidisciplinary teams dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients -…

Firefighters dealt with an arson attack on a speed camera in the early hours of today (October 11). Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service says it received a report that a speed camera was on fire at 4.40am. The location of the camera was Pinn Hill, Exeter, and a fire crew from Middlemoor attended the scene. A spokesperson for the fire service said the blaze was extinguished using one hose reel jet. “This is believed to be deliberate ignition,” the spokesperson added. Exeter to hold ‘carbon neutral festival’ in climate change battle

A festival is set to be held to discuss how Exeter can become carbon neutral by 2030. City councillors agreed this week to set aside a £30,000 budget to secure external support for the development and delivery of a programme of activities – leading to a big public event. Prior to the summit/festival taking place, public engagement will take place to help to shape a plan or ‘roadmap’ that addresses how a carbon-neural future can be achieved. Exeter has an opportunity to show leadership among cities through decisive implementation of policies, innovations and investment that shape the way we live,…

Members of the public could soon be able to given to opportunity to ask questions and participate at Exeter City Council meetings. Proposals agreed by the authority’s executive on Tuesday night would see a number of changes made to its constitution made. These include allowing public participation at scrutiny committees, the executive and full council. Subject to ratification by next Tuesday’s full council meeting, a 15-minute public participation time limit would be created at the start of meetings. Members of the public would be able to submit written questions prior to the meeting, to which a written answer would be…

An £80million vision to redevelop the 86-acre estate and stately home at Windsor Park in Clyst St Mary has been revealed. Burrington Estates’ plans include 150 homes, 125,000 square feet of high-quality, multi-let office space, a high-end business club, leisure centre, and a ‘wellbeing’ destination consisting of a gym, spa and beauty salons. Community services such as a nursery, pet care, dry cleaning, small grocery and newspaper store are also proposed. We are determined to create a peerless destination in which to live, work and play and which rivals the most iconic developments around the world, right here in East…

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