Walk and Talk: Is there a place you feel unsafe?

Walk and Talk is a new initiative in Devon and Cornwall asking women aged 18 and over: “Is there a place you feel unsafe? Take us there”.

Devon & Cornwall Police will be linking up with women in person to understand more about what our region looks like and feels like, seeking to understand more through first-hand experience about the places and spaces where women feel unsafe....

Pub partnership provides £2.5k of support for Devon health & wellbeing charity

Exminster-based Westbank Community Health and Care has reached more people in the local community thanks to a year of fantastic support from a village pub.

Staff at The Royal Oak in Exminster partnered with Westbank throughout 2023, providing hospitality and donations totalling an incredible £2,525. In December 2022 and 2023, publicans Mel Bowden and Scott Reddin kindly hosted 3-course...

2 police officers standing beside police car

Police Community Support Officers offer a warm welcome at TOAST youth club

Police Community Support Officers Colin Balch and Karen Capey will be taking part in a new Exmouth youth club initiative on Tuesday 23 January.

Called ‘TOAST’, the sessions run on a Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Open Door community centre in Church Street, Exmouth and are for secondary school and college age students.

PCSO Karen, who works in Budleigh...

Westbank’s community Christmas celebrations

The run-up to Christmas has been busy for local health and wellbeing charity Westbank Community Health and Care, with a full calendar of events for members of its community and its team.

The festive celebrations got off to a heartwarming start when Year 2 children from Exeter Pre-Prep School visited Westbank’s Day Centre at Exminster to sing a melody of Christmas songs for regular...

Planet Action Workshop - Castle Primary School in Tiverton

Planet & People CIC Launch Fundraiser to Support More Schools & Children with their Planet Action Workshops

Planet & People, a community interest company based in mid-Devon was founded in 2021 by teacher and environmentalist team, Bethia Stevenson-Paul and Jess Carter. Together they deliver fully funded Planet Action Workshops to schools throughout the county with the aim of motivating young people to value the natural world, make planet positive changes and enable schools to become beacons of...

Axminster Families Have Fun in the Field with Food and Activities

A fun event for children and their families took place in Axminster earlier this week and was organised by local food group Nourish along with Police Community Support Officer Hayley Widger.

The ‘Fun in the Field’ event on Tuesday 29 August at the Axe Valley Academy sports field was a chance for local families to be fed and enjoy some games at the end of the school holidays. There...

Drake Circus turns rainbow for Pride

Drake Circus is turning rainbow this August in partnership with Plymouth Pride as part of city-wide Pride celebrations.

Along with its vibrant lighting scheme, Drake Circus has brought back its multicoloured ribbon canopy and its 12 ft rainbow wall vinyl outside its Cornwall Street entrance – making the perfect photo opportunities for visitors celebrating Pride this month.


Drake Circus to host school uniform donation drive this week

Drake Circus will be hosting a school uniform donation drive this week to collect pre-loved clothing that can be supplied to families needing support ahead of the new school year.

Run in partnership with the Uniform Store Plymouth, the donation point at the centre will allow customers to drop off much needed school uniform items such as polo shirts, blazers, jumpers, trousers, and...

Some of the team getting creative in the new Community Cookery School at Westbank

Devon health and wellbeing charity seeks support and sponsors for new community teaching kitchen

A Devon-wide health and wellbeing charity, based near Exeter, is seeking support from businesses and volunteers in the ‘final push’ for a new venture that will offer free workshops to people of all ages to teach them how to prepare nutritious meals from scratch with simple, affordable ingredients - at a time when cooking healthily, cost-effectively and sustainably has never been more important...

Totnes community bookshop launches crowdfunding bid to secure its future

Castle Books in Totnes, Devon, has launched a £135,000 crowd-funding campaign to acquire its premises at 4 Castle Street and secure the future of its community bookshop and outreach programmes.

With the building up for sale, and the shop’s lease coming to an end, the future of the historic and much-loved shop is in jeopardy. Now Castle Books’ dedicated team of volunteers are calling...