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Will you be gyming or sipping drinks while enjoying stunning seaside views at Exmouth?

LED Leisure reopens: Will you be gyming or sipping drinks while enjoying stunning seaside views at Exmouth?

It is now just a question of what you do first, as you can also now enjoy drinks while overlooking Exmouth's stunning seafront, following the reopening of the Queen's Drive Ocean Beach Shack.

LED Leisure is pleased to be easing out of lockdown and has been welcoming people back across East Devon.

As of Monday, 12 April, this is what is available for you to do at all LED...

New #StayLocalShopSafe campaign launches to encourage local and safe shopping

In East Devon, the Reopening of the High Streets programme is supporting a district wide media campaign, #StayLocalShopSafe, to inform residents and visitors about how to use their high streets and town centres safely and showcasing how local businesses are responding to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting, evolving and reaching out to their community, offering...

Drake Circus prepares to welcome back shoppers

Drake Circus prepares to welcome back shoppers

Drake Circus is preparing to welcome visitors back from next week, as the Government confirms that the country will move into Step 2 of its roadmap out of lockdown.

From Monday 12th April, non-essential stores such as JD Sports, Primark and New Look will be open once again, while restaurants such as Five Guys, Nando’s and Zizzi at The Barcode will be offering socially distanced...

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor says big thank you to everyone for ‘giving nature space’ after a busy weekend. Places across the National Park were busy throughout the long weekend with lots of people taking advantage of the good weather to enjoy picnics, walks and the health benefits of being in an iconic landscape. Dartmoor National Park launched its 'Leave no trace, give nature space' campaign ahead of the...

Hand-crocheted SMILES being posted around Exeter to improve the mental wellbeing

Join us in #spreadingaSMILE!

Hand-crocheted SMILES with a message are being posted in and around Exeter to improve the mental wellbeing of the city’s residents during these last weeks of the nation’s lockdown.

During a time when support networks are cut short and coping strategies might not be possible, The Makers Group from the Exeter’s art charity organicARTS recognise that people’s mental health is suffering...

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months.

From Monday, 29 March people have been able to:

  • Meet outside in groups of up to six people and up to two households including in private gardens.
  • Use outdoor
  • ...
Theatre Royal Plymouth

One Year On for Theatre Royal Plymouth

Today (16 March) Theatre Royal Plymouth is reflecting on the last 12 months, exactly ‘One Year On’ since its forced closure in 2020. After a year like no other, where the Arts and Culture sector faced oblivion, TRP reflects on its achievements during 2020 and starts to look forward to welcoming back audiences and participants.

CEO Adrian Vinken has recorded a special video message...

Photo of children playing on scooters and bikes

Plymouth parents ready for an active school run when lockdown lifts

A survey of parents in schools in Plymouth has shown that there is a big appetite for walking, cycling or scooting for the school run.

The survey was carried out by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans in the 40 schools it worked with in Plymouth in the last academic year, and was answered by over 500 parents and carers.

The results showed that the majority of journeys to...

Devon Families ‘Skipping’ into Spring with a Unique Lockdown Challenge

An incredible 12,000 young Devonians and their families are taking part in a lockdown skipping challenge to keep active and healthy.

Devon School Games Organisers, working with Active Devon, have been stunned by the number of participants taking part and inundated with requests for free skipping ropes. Nearly 7,000 were sent out as part of the National School Games programme....

Measures introduced to support walking and cycling

A number of measures to support walking and cycling have been introduced or proposed as part of the second phase of Emergency Active Travel Funding projects.

Devon was awarded almost £1.3 million from the Department for Transport to provide safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists following the reduction of public transport capacity due to social distancing requirements during the...

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