Browsing: What’s on in Budleigh Salterton

Parents with young children in Exeter and East Devon are invited to sign youngsters up for a free virtual bike ride for charity. Whizz Kids Toys, based in Exmouth, has launched the Little Wheels Lockdown Ride 2020 for children aged between two and six years old, mapping out four routes suitable for little legs. The aim of the event is to give East Devon youngsters who might be missing school and nursery a boost, while raising funds for nationwide charity Whizz-Kidz, who work to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK. The event is thought to be the…

Budleigh Salterton Library is giving away £100 to the winner of a short story writing competition as the service offers a virtual branch during lockdown. A competition for children has also been announced, where youngsters aged from three to 12 years old are invited to draw a picture, or write a story or poem, about an animal to win handmade toy book mice. A top prize of £100 can be won by writing the middle of a short story created by crime fiction writer, Graham Hurley, who lives in Exmouth. There is a runner-up prize of £50. Although closed because…

Coronavirus concerns for older fans and musicians has seen Exmouth Town Concert Band call off its first performance of 2020. The group had been due to stage its Spring Concert at St Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday, March 25. We know that many of our followers and indeed members are in the older age bracket and are therefore considered to be at greater risk from the current virus…However, it says the event has been postponed indefinitely due to the ‘uncertain climate in the UK’. A spokesperson for the band said it had followers ‘in the older age bracket’…

The Romans and the influence they had on Exeter is the topic of Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk at the Peter Hall, in Budleigh Salterton, on Wednesday, March 4, at 10.30am. The talk delves into the arrival of the Second Augustan Legion, the building of the fortress and bathhouse, to the eventual abandonment of the civilian city of Isca Dumnonoirum as Roman control in Britain ended. The event includes the discovery of the Seaton Down Hoard, who found it, what it was and why it was there. The talk is at the Peter Hall, The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, and…

Donations of women’s clothes are being sought by Budleigh Salterton Library for a fundraising event being held on Thursday, March 5. The library is holding a nearly-new sale, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, in aid of Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs the site in Budleigh, and the others across Devon, excluding Plymouth. Jane Cordy, Budleigh library supervisor, said: “We’re looking for donations of ladies clothes and accessories which are in good, clean condition. “More details about the sale will follow but we would be grateful for as many clothes donations as possible, and as soon as possible.” ‘Yes’ to…

Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk is on Wednesday, February 5, and focuses on the Pebblebed Heaths. Kim Strawbridge, site manager of East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, will reveal the work that goes into looking after the special conservation site. A spokesman for the event said: “The Pebblebed Heaths have been occupied by people since the Bronze Age when turf cutting, burning and grazing helped turn the once densely wooded area into the sweeping open landscape that we love today. “This talk by Kim Strawbridge will explain what makes the heaths so special and how they are cared for to provide…

Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk will take place on Wednesday, January 8. The venue is Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton. Organised by the Friends of Fairlynch Museum, doors will open at 10.30am for an 11am start. The entrance fee is £3 for Friends of Fairlynch and £5 for others. Tea or coffee and biscuit included. Richard Giles will talk about ‘The Exeter to Exmouth Railway’, covering the machinations which led to the railway finally connecting Exmouth to the world and beyond almost 160 years ago. Lots of free fun at Budleigh Library for Active Life, Active Mind month

Budleigh Salterton Library is holding a host of talks and events throughout January. Jane Cordy, library supervisor at Budleigh, said the activities have been organised as part of Devon Libraries Active Life, Active Mind month and all events are free, apart from seated yoga. Monday, January 6, 4pm-5.45pm The Budleigh Woolpack is holding its monthly meeting. For keen knitters and crochet enthusiasts. Drop in, knit and chat or just collect some yarn hooks, needles and patterns. The idea behind this group is to create colourful throws for local charities, groups and individuals. Friday, January 10, at 2pm Avoiding Falls and…

A nurse from Budleigh Salterton running the London Marathon for Hospice UK is holding a dedicated fundraising day in town’s new Tesco Express store. Debbie Newson, aged 45, is inviting all to her Hospice UK Day on Saturday, December 14, in Budleigh’s Tesco Express, Fore Street, where visitors can leave a donation for the charity, and be in with the chance to win raffle prizes. Debbie wants to thank those in Budleigh and beyond who have donated raffle prizes for Saturday; The Gentlemens Room, Granny Gothards, Findlay Wines, Something Lovely Pottery, in Sidmouth, and Nikki Smith – Women’s Client Centred…

Late-night shopping in Budleigh Salterton attracted crowds in their hundreds to soak up and evening of festive fun. Budleigh’s High Street was packed on Friday (December 6) as families and shoppers mingled and browsed for unique gifts for their loved-ones while enjoying the evening’s varied entertainment throughout the town. Budleigh Salterton and District Chamber of Commerce chairman Mike Hilliar said his hopes the 2019 late-night shopping event would be bigger and better than ever before had exceeded expectations. They all came out, they all care, and that’s what it’s all about – supporting the High Street… Now he is…

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