Browsing: What’s on in Exmouth

News in brief: A round-up from across East Devon and Exeter – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Axminster, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Lympstone. East Devon and Exeter Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter have been named among the top ten worst places in Devon where your bicycle is at risk of being stolen. Crime data collated by an online cycling coaching business found Exeter posed a ‘significant risk’ for cyclists leaving their bikes in the city, because of a ‘high theft rate’. Exmouth was found to be a ‘moderate risk’ while Honiton came in seventh. Axminster, Ottery St Mary and Seaton…

Street parties, big lunches, and community events – sparking road closures – are taking place in East Devon and Exeter over the weekend to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Devon County Council said more than 70 communities across Devon will be marking the Coronation of Their Majesties, and scores have applied for permission to close streets to hold parties, fun days and galas. In East Devon, Colyton is hosting a live screening of the Coronation on Saturday, May 6, at St Andrew’s Church, and a party in the park, starting at 6pm. Exeter Hindu Cultural Centre…

Community planting of thousands of trees begins this weekend at a new wood for East Devon in a bid to create a haven for wildlife. The Woodland Trust is inviting all along to its new Yonder Oak Wood near the Exe Estuary, at Lymsptone, with the ‘epic task’ of planting 13,000 trees. Public planting days are being held from 10am until 3.30pm on Saturday February 4, and Sunday, February 5, and again on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19. Those planning to attend must book. The Woodland Trust hopes volunteers will donate a few hours of their time –…

You can burn off some Christmas calories in Exmouth on Boxing Day while taking part in the seafront fun run in aid of charity. The Rotary Club of Exmouth Boxing Day fun run on December 26 starts at 11am after a 10.45am warm-up.  Registration for entry will be taken from 10.15am. Entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, with funds raised on the day being donated to Ukraine and other charities supported by Rotary. The route of 4km (2.5miles) starting and ending at Exmouth Pavilion, can be walked or run, and is suitable for all. A spokesman for…

An annual 200-mile overnight motor challenge setting off from East Devon this weekend, renamed in honour of club members who have died, will raise funds for the Devon Air Ambulance. Exmouth Motor Club is gearing up for its 200-mile navigational challenge on Saturday, November 26, marking the event’s 20th birthday. The rally was renamed the Exmouth Memorial Rally in 2020, in memory of past club members, Barbara Carter and Peter Barnard. Daniel Pidgeon, Exmouth Motor Club spokesman, said: “The event started back in 2002, initially known as the Barbara Carter Memorial and started from Exeter with 24 entries, with Darren…

Tickets have gone on sale for a November fireworks extravaganza being held in Exmouth in aid of the town’s RNLI. Exmouth RNLI has announced it is hosting the town’s main November 2022 fireworks display, with all funds raised at the event benefitting the sea safety crew locally. The fireworks event will be held on Friday, November 4, at Exmouth Rugby Football Club, in Imperial Road, Exmouth. Gates open at 5.30pm. Last entry is 7.15pm. The display starts at 7.30pm. The event will close at 9pm. Tickets are £5. Entry is free for children under the age of three. The organisers…

Multiple venues will be used to host the 2023 Exmouth Festival in a bid to ensure its survival, keep costs down, and the event free. Festival organisers have announced ‘big changes’ for the 2023 event, revealing a change of venue away from the Imperial Recreation Ground in favour of ‘multiple locations’ around Exmouth. Organisers Exmouth Town Council said the festival’s survival depended on the event being ‘more flexible’. Businesses interested in hosting festival acts, workshops, or events are being sought ahead of the July 28-31, 2023, celebration. Festival organisers said the move away from the current Imperial Recreation Ground site…

A group in Exmouth supporting survivors of a stroke have extended a warm welcome to include the lonely, or those struggling to make friends. The Exmouth Stroke Survivors and Family Club meets weekly, 10.30am until 12.30pm, every Wednesday at the Bidmead Community Centre, Bidmead Close, Littleham. The group, which organises a host of fun activities, events, away days and club holidays for members, is inviting more people to come along and get involved. The club is also keen to hear from businesses and organisations in the East Devon area willing to donate raffle prizes, and volunteers to help with group…

Towns and villages across East Devon are gearing up to hold a host of celebrations, events and street parties in a bid to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Picnics and parties in the park, beacon lighting, live music and children’s entertainment are among the family fun for all ages planned as part of the four-day Jubilee bank holiday celebrations, starting on Thursday, June 2. Residents across East Devon can look forward to packed programmes of events in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidbury, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, and the surrounding villages, joining in with the rest of the…

A commando-style showdown coming to Exmouth beach at the end of April will feature 150 competitors pitted against each other in a host of gruelling challenges. The Commando Beach Assault, on Saturday, April 30, from 9am until 6pm, will feature a series of demanding Royal Marine-inspired fitness tests on and off Exmouth beach. The event, at Orcombe Point, will feature teams of five taking part in displays of physical and mental resolve, ending with an award ceremony, all in aid of Exmouth not-for-profit mental health and wellbeing organisation RV-ONE. The event has been organised by Royal Marines physical training instructor,…

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