Friday, January 4, 2013
The amount of money available from Exeter City Council’s New Homes Bonus scheme has been capped by councillors. Read this and more.
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTIONS: Topsham residents will once again be able to get their real Christmas trees taken away for free, thanks to Exeter City Council.
The collections will take place between January 7 and January 18 on the council’s normal garden waste collection days, and are open to all residents, not just those signed up to the council’s regular garden waste scheme.
For more information visit www.exeter.gov.uk/xmastrees.
GET ROCKING: Topsham Rock School is starting its new term on Monday, with a limited number of places available for new members.
The school is open to youngsters between the ages of 10 and 16. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALPINE JOURNEY: The latest talk hosted by the Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalist Society will be entitled From Winter To Summer Through The Alps.
It is being given by Sue and Ivan Godfrey, and takes place at Matthews Hall on January 11 at 7.30pm.
Admission is free for members, £3 for non-members.
KEYBOARD CONCERT: Exeter Electronic Keyboard Club is hosting a charity concert in Topsham.
The club is supporting Bosom Pals Dawlish, which supports people affected by cancer.
The concert will feature local performers, and takes place at Matthews Hall on January 10.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, and tickets cost £5.
MARKET DATE: The first Topsham Community Market of the season is being held at Matthews Hall this Saturday.
The weekly market, which runs between 8.30am and 1pm, is returning following the Christmas break.
NEW GOVERNOR: Clyst St Mary Primary School is looking for a community governor. More information is available from the chair of governors Rob Hatton on 01392 874305.
BONUS CASH CAPPED: The amount of money available from Exeter City Council’s New Homes Bonus scheme – which Topsham community projects are eligible for – has been capped by councillors.
Previously, the council was to allocate 30 per cent of the money – around £750,000 a year – to community projects, but it has now decided this pot will be capped at £250,000 a year, with the rest to be spent on infrastructure.
GREEN LIGHT: Plans to build a conservatory at 25 Elm Grove Road have been approved by Exeter City Council. The council has also approved plans to build a replacement sunroom and garage roof at 5 Ferry Road, and to fell a birch tree at 39 The Strand.
HISTORY CHAT: The Topsham History Group, which welcomes new members, is holding its first talk of the year on January 17. It will feature Richard Holladay talking about Exeter firm Garton and King, and begins at 2.30pm, at St Margaret’s Church Rooms.