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    • New Chair sworn in as Devon County Council Annual Meeting returns to County Hall after two year hiatus

      The outgoing Chair of Devon County Council (DCC), Jeff Trail BEM, handed the reins to Ian Hall, the County Councillor for Axminster. The annual changing of the guard took place at the first Annual Council Meeting at County Hall for two years – because of Covid restrictions, the previous two meetings had been held virtually.

    • Officer found guilty of gross misconduct

      On Monday 16 May 2022, a police constable was dismissed without notice from Devon and Cornwall Police, after members of the misconduct panel found that his actions amounted to gross misconduct.

    • Grants on offer to homeowners making energy efficiency improvements

      The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is now open for applications. Landlords, as well as owner-occupiers, can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump or a biomass boiler, and up to £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump.

    • Just under 50 people are now in hospital with covid, health chief reveals

      The number of people with covid in Devon’s hospitals has fallen sharply again over the past month. Just under 50 beds across the whole county are now occupied by patients with the virus, health chief Dr Paul Johnson has revealed – a reduction of 80 per cent from last month.

    • Proposals for huge solar farm on greenfield land near Exeter airport submitted to EDDC

      The project, known as the ’Ford Oaks Solar & Green Infrastructure Facility’ could generate 30 megawatts enough power up to 18,500 homes, saving 7,430 tonnes of CO2 emissions – the equivalent of taking 1,600 petrol cars off Devon’s roads for a year.

    • Enhancement scheme to be trialled in Starcross

      A trial to improve pedestrian safety in Starcross will get underway next week with the temporary widening of the pavement in the Strand. The footpath will be widened in three sections near the Galleon Inn, Starcross Garage and the former Westbank Charity Shop with temporary kerbs being installed on the evening of Monday 30 May.

    • Sacred regalia returned to Siksika Nation in Canada during ceremony at RAMM

      The regalia and other belongings which has been housed in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter since 1878, include a buckskin shirt, pair of leggings, a knife with feather bundle, two beaded bags and a horsewhip. The objects once belonged to Chief Crowfoot, an important late 19th century Blackfoot leader.

    • Ensure Jubilee celebrations go down well with food safety guidance

      Exeter City Council is working closely with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to ensure the occasion is memorable for all the right reasons. The Council and FSA have come up with some easy to follow tips so that the food at events can be served up and enjoyed safely.

    • Have your say on exciting new car-free trail linking Pinhoe & Topsham

      The Clyst Valley Trail will be a recreational and commuter route for cyclists, walkers, mobility scooters and where feasible, horse riders. Devon County Council and East Devon District Council are in the early design stage of the Trail and have launched a consultation. People have until Friday 10 June to provide feedback on the proposals.

    • Denis the Dustcart honoured with commendation from former Lord Mayor

      Denis the Dustcart, Exeter City Council’s popular online recycling and sustainability champion, has been honoured with a Lord Mayor’s Commendation. The honour is in recognition for education around issues and initiatives to address climate change and engaging Exeter residents successfully through his Facebook page.

    • Help is available for residents living with hoarding at home

      It is estimated that hoarding affects between two and five per cent of the population. Excessive hoarding can contribute to health and safety issues including risk of fire and blocking of escape routes as well as contributing to underlying mental health problems.

    • Local Cricket Results from the Weekends Games

      In the A Division batting first Exmouth scored a massive 404 runs in their 50 overs for the loss of just 4 wickets at Killmington who were then bowled out for 203 in just 37 overs.

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    • Local Cricket Results from the Weekends Games

      In the A Division batting first Exmouth scored a massive 404 runs in their 50 overs for the loss of just 4 wickets at Killmington who were then bowled out for 203 in just 37 overs.

    • Local Cricket Fixtures for the Weekend

      On Saturday after their narrow one wicket home defeat Sidmouth travel to the edge of Dartmoor to play Cornwood in the Premier Division while in Division A Exmouth hope to continue with another victory when they go to new boys Killmington.

    • Local Cricket Results from the Weekends Games

      In the Tolchard Devon Cricket League on Saturday Sidmouth were narrowly beaten in the Premier Division by visiting North Devon by one wicket at the Fortfield Ground.

    • Local Cricket Fixtures for the Weekend

      In the Tolchard Devon Cricket League after last week's winning start to the season Sidmouth have a visit from North Devon CC to the Fortfield in the Premier Division, in the A League Exmouth will have home advantage when Torquay travel to the Mare Ground.

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    • Plastic Free Exmouth beach clean

      Plastic Free Exmouth hold a weekly beach clean on Sunday mornings. We meet at the marina or Orcombe point at 8.30am and clean along the beach towards Hangtime at the Sideshore development where you can enjoy a discounted drink as a thank you for helping us. One of the team will be able to give you the code. All you will need is a pair or gloves (gardening gloves work well), a picker if you have one & a reusable bag. We look forward to seeing you.

      at Exmouth Beach
    • Quiz night

      Free monthly quiz night with a prize for the winning team

      at Axminster Guildhall
    • A Passion for Beauty: A new joint show by Ian Parker and Neil Cox

      Marine House at Beer is delighted to be showcasing new work by two highly respected painters – Ian Parker and Neil Cox. The joint show will present new paintings by both artists whose work complements each other. While birds and still life paintings may seem disparate, the rationale for this choice of pairing is found in the meticulous detail and observation both Ian and Neil imbue in their paintings. Also, their paintings are frequently quite small in scale and this “reduction” of visual representation does, both visually and emotionally, increase the powerful impact of both artists’ work. Accessible online and will be available to view in the gallery daily from 10am – 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the launch day on Saturday 28 May 2022 from 11am.

      at Marine House At Beer