Covid-19

Postcode  Neighbourhood Trust

Good causes impacted by COVID-19 urged to apply for share of £4m funding pot

Organisations can apply to Postcode Neighbourhood Trust for grants between £500 and £20,000 from now until Wednesday 19th August, when applications will close.

The funding boost is available thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery .

Local charities and good causes impacted by COVID-19 are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 in funding.

Groups looking to...

Cofton Holidays

Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched duck whistles to help guests staying with them to maintain social distancing while enjoying the countryside trail of South Devon.

Available to guests, the whistles are being introduced by ‘quackers’ staff at the popular holiday park in a bid to help visitors alert others to their presence. Holidaymakers can blow...

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

Protect others, protect the planet and consider C19

Plymouth based Project Plan B Director Tim Cross has long been a spokesperson on sustainable textiles solutions for the workwear and PPE markets – but C19 has amplified that passion. He is urging designers and product developers to think about products’ end of working life – with the motto ‘protect others, protect the planet.’

“Nearly 90% of UK workwear already ends up in landfill or...

Plympton Team Ministry Foodbank helped by Devonshire Freemasons after massive coronavirus increase in demand

Local people living in food poverty will continue to receive fresh food from the Plympton Team Ministry Foodbank, thanks to a grant of £1,500 from Devonshire Freemasons.

Activity at the Foodbank has grown rapidly after opening the foodbank in early April with the volunteer group at Plympton Team Ministry having supplied sufficient food for well over 100 people since the lockdown...

Stagecoach South West continue to keep passengers safe

As more parts of the country's economy and daily life continues to re-open Stagecoach South West are continuing to put customers, communities and employees first and ensure people can use public transport services safely and confidently.

Through these challenging times, the bus operator has continually kept the wheels turning, keeping essential bus services running, communities...

Parents urged not to use facemask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under 12 months are advised not to cover their mouths with facemasks as it could cause breathing difficulties. While there have been no reports of ‘baby masks’ being sold in Devon, Torbay or Somerset, parents and guardians are urged not to buy them as they could harm their baby’s health.

The advice comes from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading...

All smiles as top Devon park's delighted guests return

They may now clap their hands instead of shouting "Bingo!", and order their food on apps - but guests at Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Devon couldn't be more delighted to be back.

That's the finding of director Zoe House who says that she and her team have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and thanks received from customers since re-opening.

The Budleigh Salterton...

East Devon District Council to re-open a further 12 play areas

East Devon District Council will be re-opening a further 12 play areas from Monday (27th July) following the relaxation of restrictions around the coronavirus lockdown.

Of the 71 play areas and eight outdoor gyms managed by the council, this announcement brings the total number of play areas open across the district to 24. We will continue to assess the remaining play areas and...

Rachel Riley seeks hometown hero/lockdown legends in Devon for 2020 Ntational Lottery Awards

Countdown star, Rachel Riley, is searching for your ‘hometown hero’ or ‘lockdown legend’ as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards.

This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19...

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