Exeter set to get new community orchard

    The orchard will be planted at Library Fields, Pinhoe, early next year, providing fruit for the local community and a place for people to come together and be involved in activities such as pruning and apple days. Exeter City Council has been working on the initiative with community builder Ebbie Peters, local councillors and residents. The orchard will become part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

    A new community orchard is set to be created in Exeter, the City Council has revealed.

    The orchard will be planted at Library Fields, Pinhoe, early next year, providing fruit for the local community and a place for people to come together and be involved in activities such as pruning and apple days.

    Exeter City Council has been working on the initiative with community builder Ebbie Peters, local councillors and residents.

    The orchard will become part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

    Cllr David Harvey, Lead Councillor for City Management, said: “Orchards make a valuable contribution to wildlife and biodiversity, because of the wide range of flora and fauna that they support.

    “But this is about more than that, it’s about bringing the community together in an attractive open space that can be shared and enjoyed for years and generations to come.”  

    Trees for the project are being donated by Saving Devons Treescapes. To find out more about the Devon Wildlife initiative go to their website at https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/what-we-do/our-projects/saving-devons-treescapes

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    What's On

    • Karaoke

      Karaoke at The Clinton Arms Every Saturday from 8pm with Dave Commer

      at The Cliton Arms
    • Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.

      EXMOUTH YOUTH THEATRE is proud to present Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR. this December at Matthews Hall, Topsham. Rebellion is nigh in MATILDA JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by MATILDA JR., the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. To find out more about EXMOUTH YOUTH THEATRE including how to join, visit www.exmouthyouththeatre.co.uk.

      at Matthews Hall
    • The Real Me

      The welcome come back gig of popular local band The Real Me at ETFC . Plenty of music from the Jam and mod era plus a sprinkle of pumped up Northern soul tunes The band will play after 8 pm. A great way to warm up for Xmas .

      at Exmouth Town Fc