Have you heard of Social Prescribing?

I ask this as recently we had a conversation during a dementia training session about local community resources and I brought the term into conversation.

There were several attendees working in the health and social care sector who had not heard of this important community role leading me to write this brief overview.

At its simplest a Social prescriber (SP) centres around...

Charity volunteers prepare for trip to Zambia village

When most people are making plans to hit the beach or take it easy, one intrepid group of volunteers from The Nayamba Trust are preparing to jet off to Zambia on Saturday (15 June) to lead a week of phonics, sport and PSHE in a small rural community.

The volunteers are all connected in some way to the East Devon-based charity and as well as giving of their time free of charge, they...

Cranbrook’s second expansion area gets the go ahead

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has granted planning permission for the second of four expansion areas at Cranbrook.

The expansion at Treasbeare closely follows the permission issued in April for the Cobdens area . Together they will bring forward more than half of the town’s planned growth.

This planning permission will enable the development of up to 1035 homes, 5...

Dementia activist praises carers and tells them: 'You matter'

Over the past couple of years I have been advocating for families living with dementia in addition to leading the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

I have witnessed family carers on their knees at crisis point, desperate, isolated with overwhelming feelings of helplessness.

At times I have felt useless, but having immersed myself into the world of dementia over the past...

Locals' guide of things to do in Devon

From exploring the region’s moorland and coastlines to the quaint villages and charming towns, there’s a plethora of things to do in Devon. Those of us lucky enough to call this picturesque county home, know there’s outdoor adventures, foodie havens and rich cultural heritage spots to be explored and enjoyed, providing ample opportunities for solo exploration, for couples and for families....

Go Quest Adventures announces new launch, website and exclusive offer to mark anniversary

Self-guided city trail company, Go Quest Adventures is celebrating its second anniversary this June with the launch of a new Quest in Exeter, reimagined website and app as well as a limited time only discount code for Quest-goers.

Turning city streets into adventure playgrounds, Go Quest Adventures is a hugely popular interactive walking treasure hunt with a twist. Since its...

Overnight closures planned on A361 and A380

Overnight maintenance work will be carried out on the A361 and A380 in June.

A number of overnight closures will be needed to undertake the work which includes re-tensioning of safety barriers, line marking, grass cutting, gully emptying and bridge inspections. All of the closures will be from 8pm to 6am.

The A361 will be closed overnight in both directions between Bolham...

Exeter's double delight at energy efficiency awards

EXETER came up trumps with two top prizes at the South West Energy Efficiency Awards.

Sungift Solar, based at Huxham, won the Regional Solar PV Installer of the Year award.

And a project to build a new wing at Exeter College won the Regional New Build Project of the Year award.

There were 12 categories up for grabs at the glittering awards ceremony at Sandy Park...

Active Devon To Deliver A Two Year Child Pedestrian Training Programme Across Devon

Active Devon Launch 'Walkability', a Child Pedestrian Training Programme During Walk To School Week

Walking is good for children, families and their environment. A generation ago, 70% of primary school children walked to school – now it’s just over half*. To help reverse this trend, Active Devon is delighted to announce they are launching a two-year Child Pedestrian Training...

Stagecoach South West introduces timetable changes across the network

This May local bus operator Stagecoach South West are introducing some changes to timetables across their regional bus network.

As we move into the Summer, some areas across Devon will see timetables benefit from enhancements to better reflect the seasonal demand.

In partnership with Plymouth City Council and thanks to BSIP+ funding Service 2 will see the frequency of buses...