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Free wood available from builders merchant

Authored by Devon news

RGB Building Supplies is offering excess wood to the local community and groups for free.

RGB’s branches have a number of damaged wooden pallets, that can be broken down, as well as off-cuts of wood which people are welcome to collect and use to complete projects.

Kevin Fenlon, CEO of RGB, commented:

“The wood is perfectly usable so instead of simply skipping it, we...

Community equipment collected from household waste recyling centres - Barnstaple recycling centres

Authored by News Desk

Donated equipment, including commodes, walking frames, perching and shower stools, is being collected from households across the county following an appeal by Devon County Council for community equipment which is no longer being used.

The call went out last week to avoid potential shortages of such items, which are used by people to remain independent at home during the Coronavirus...

Dartmoor community comes together to establish coronavirus support scheme

Authored by Mary

The Moretonhampstead Parish Council and Dartmoor charities Wellmoor and Morecare Moretonhampstead have joined forces in order to establish a public Care Line service as part of the local coordinated response to the Coronavirus emergency.

Care Line provides practical and emotional support to anyone who needs it by connecting them with support network of local volunteers or just...

Villagers in South Brent show unrelenting kindness

Authored by Mary

Villagers in South Brent have come together to support each other in response to the Coronavirus crisis. A month ago, a group of villagers and representatives from local organisations and businesses made a plan to help those self-isolating and experiencing financial hardship in the village and local parishes.

In a matter of days, villagers had volunteered to support community efforts...

Premium Chocolate and Ice-Cream Producer Salcombe Dairy on the impact of COVID-19

Authored by HannaRawDevon

This time of year, in the fashionable South Hams town of Salcombe, businesses are normally struggling to keep up with the influx of tourists from around the country. The impact of Covid-19 there is huge, with food and drink producers and hospitality businesses suffering badly, many of which are Food Drink Devon members and the organisation is doing everything it can to support them.

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Temporary changes to on-street parking enforcement

Authored by Mary

In order to help residents parking outside their homes while working from home or self-isolating during the Coronavirus outbreak, the County Council’s parking enforcement teams will reduce enforcement on certain roads – although double yellow lines will still be enforced.

Changes to routine patrols will enable officers to concentrate their efforts on keeping key routes running...

Exeter school voted as Community Fund winner

Authored by Devon news

Exeter’s Ladysmith Junior School has been voted as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend on tools and building materials at RGB Exeter.

The school received the most votes following a public poll where it was up against Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society and the UK Wild Otter Trust in Umberleigh.

Ladysmith Junior School has...

Up to £20,000 in funding available for local projects

Authored by Mary

Local charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million that has been raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open from 21st January until 4th February, and a whole host of good causes from voluntary groups to community interest companies, as well as registered charities can apply for grants between £500 up to £20,000...

Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

Community groups and charities in Plymouth are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Applications are now officially open for 2020, and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting local communities. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees...

Volunteers Needed to Help Change Lives for People Living with Sight Loss

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association needs volunteers to help improve the confidence and independence of people with a visual impairment. Some of those hoping for a volunteer have been waiting for several months, so getting involved could really help change someone’s life.

My Guide is a service that Guide Dogs offers whereby a trained, sighted guide, is partnered with someone with...

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