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Councillor Geoff Pook has cut a ribbon at Beer Men’s Shed to mark the end of a successful crowdfunding campaign. The new facility aims to help mental health and combat isolation among local men. The project raised more than £10,000 through crowdfunding to build a workshop. East Devon District Council gave £4,500, £700 came from Devon County Council’s Community Chest and £500 was donated from Devon and Cornwall Police’s Community Resilience Fund. The result is that we received more donations that took us beyond our target, and we now have a Men’s Shed that is even better equipped than we…

Garlands of handmade poppies on display outside Exmouth fire station were donated after firefighters had an idea to display an emblem on the front of the fire engines. The knitted and crocheted poppies, on display at the entrance of the Liverton Business Park fire and ambulance station, were donated by Stacey Waterhouse – she launched the idea to decorate Tower Street Methodist Church with a curtain of the red flowers. Firefighters said Stacey, 39, of Rosebery Road, Exmouth, offered some of the spare flower garlands after hearing Red Watch discuss displaying a poppy on the fire appliances. Exmouth firefighters said…

Tesco is celebrating the opening of its store in Budleigh Salterton on Friday by giving away cash and food to charities. The Tesco Express store, in Fore Street, officially opens to the public for the first time at 8am on Friday, October 25. To mark the opening, the store is donating £250 to Debbie Newson, of Budleigh Salterton, who is running the London Marathon for Hospice UK. We have recruited a lot of new colleagues from Budleigh and they are looking forward to opening our new store and welcoming customers…Food donations will be given to local charities and community groups…

Help turn Exmouth into a giant nature reserve by pledging space for wildlife in your garden, allotment or window box. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Wild Exmouth team is urging the town to make room for nature with the aim of creating a map of wildlife-friendly gardens and green spaces. The Heritage Fund and local councils have funded My Patch for Nature Exmouth, with free seeds available to scatter by households committed to creating new homes for insects, birds and wildlife. This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to make a genuine difference for wildlife. By pledging a space, no matter…

Community artist Anna Fitzgerald has thanked Exmouth youngsters for their help creating the colourful watersports centre seafront hoardings. Anna, of Gussiford Lane, was earlier this year tasked by developer Grenadier Estates to work with five Exmouth schools to a brief of producing striking images to decorate hoardings around the Queen’s Drive Sideshore site. The finished hoardings were unveiled this autumn after Anna took away the youngsters’ drawings and spent the summer turning the children’s ideas into larger-than-life paintings. She said: “I absolutely loved doing the work. I love collaborating with people, but collaborating with children, it’s probably the best ever…

Safety concerns over kitesurfer ‘dopes on ropes flying in front of boats’ at Exmouth have been raised by the new Exe Estuary chief. Grahame Forshaw, who was appointed to the role of Exeter Harbour Master in July, this week announced his agenda for keeping Exmouth’s water users safe. He told Exmouth Town Council he aimed to educate on sailor and kitesurfer safety, and tackle anti-social behaviour on the water. “I do have normal basic safety concerns about dopes on ropes flying in front of boats…Mr Forshaw, employed by Exeter City Council, said he planned to ‘look carefully’ at the current…

Positive messages of compassion and kindness were written in chalk by Exmouth Community College students marking World Mental Health Day. The Exmouth students took part in #LetsChalkAboutMentalHealth – shining the spotlight on mental health awareness across the UK. The college said it was ‘proud’ of its students, who took time to research their messages of support in the hope of helping those who may be struggling. They were really conscious their messages were positive and not brushing off a problem…Nathan Wright, Exmouth Community College PHSE coordinator, who organised the event, said students tackled what can be seen as a difficult…

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…

Lessons in farm safety to save lives and boost mental and physical wellbeing have been offered to Bicton College’s newest agriculture students. The college teamed up with the Farm Safety Foundation on Wednesday (October 9) in a bid to encourage young farmers aged between 16 and 40 to think about their physical and mental wellbeing, in the hope of decreasing accidents and saving lives. Farm safety training included scenarios based on potential accidents caused by machinery, livestock, working at height and forklifts. Mock accident scenes were set up around the college’s working farm with students spending time dealing with each…

Honiton Town Council is to be asked to consider a climate emergency report that underlines the need to work towards a goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. The council declared a climate emergency last month and is aiming to set up a Climate Action Working Group to push forward with plans to make Honiton carbon neutral. Its first actions could be to call a public meeting to set out the scale of the emergency, as well as to request help from local residents and to unite the town in tackling the climate emergency. The aims of the terms of reference…

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