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Posted on: July, 2019
A proposal to sell part of a city park to create access for vehicles at a proposed new housing development is set to be ruled out by the City Council.  Exeter Homes Trust had requested that the council sells a section of Bull Meadow Park to create a turning point for...
Posted on: June, 2019
An eclectic mix of local bands and musicians have been chosen to play at this summer’s Exeter Festival. The free afternoon of music takes place in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens on Saturday 6 July. Earlier in the year local bands and musicians were invited to pitch for a slot at the Exeter Festival,...
Posted on: June, 2019
A riot of colour has broken out across the city, with wild flowers coming into bloom as part of the Wild City Project. The initiative – a collaboration with Devon Wildlife Trust – is now in its fourth year and still pleasing locals and visitors alike. Wild flower seed has been sown...
Posted on: June, 2019
People coming into Exeter on Thursday evenings will now be able to park for free in our three pay-on-foot muti-storey car parks. The offer, which starts Thursday 20 June, has been brought in to support Thursday late night shopping and the wider evening economy. It is also aimed at spreading the...
Posted on: May, 2019
Government announces support for up to 20,000 new homes in the Exeter area A new garden community of up to 20,000 much-needed new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area, the Minister of State for Housing has announced today (16 May 2019). As part of the deal for the...
Posted on: May, 2019
“These are not just warm words. These are facts. This is a climate emergency, and as Chief Executives of Devon’s public service providers, we have a duty on behalf of all of our organisations and those who we represent to commit to action now,” said Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of...
Posted on: May, 2019
Businesses in Devon have the opportunity to apply for Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant this May. Grants of up to £1,500 are available through the scheme which aims to help companies who are looking to promote their products and services to wider audiences. The funding, which is offered through a competitive...
Posted on: April, 2019
One of Exeter’s most used pathways has been improved thanks to a partnership project in the local community. The St Clements Lane pedestrian gateway to the city was made possible due to Exeter College’s successful £60,000 bid to Great Western Railway’s (GWR) Customer and Communities Improvement Fund, and £50,000 match funding...
Posted on: March, 2019
Proposals to widen a road near Exeter Airport have been approved by Devon County Council in order to unlock new employment land. The Council’s Cabinet supported the scheme to improve 1.25km of Long Lane to enable the development of the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone employment area known as “AirPark”. The...
Posted on: March, 2019
The Greater Exeter area has been recognised as one of five places in England that has the vision and ambition to create great places for the future. Greater Exeter was today (Wednesday 13 March) named as part of the Future Place programme.  This initiative is intended to unlock placemaking potential through...
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