Saturday, February 2, 2013
Police have expressed concern over reports of young people climbing on garages and a bus stop near The Nelson pub. Read this and more.
INGLEY CONCERT: The Exeter Electronic Organ Club is holding its latest concert in Topsham.
David Ingley will be performing at Matthews Hall on February 7.
Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission for non-members will cost £6.
ON PATROL: Police have expressed concern over reports of young people climbing on garages and a bus stop near The Nelson pub.
PCSO Sarah Giles said that after receiving the reports she had stepped up patrols in the area and not seen any incidents, but warned that such activity would be dangerous, and could also lead to offenders being prosecuted for criminal damage.
NEW BIN FEE: Topsham residents could have to pay to replace their rubbish bins, under plans put forward by Exeter City Council.
Under the scheme, new bins, which are currently provided for free by the council, would cost £25 for a 140 litre bin, £35 for a 180 litre bin, and £45 for a 240 litre bin.
Any exemptions to the charges are still to be debated.
ALL ABOUT BIRDS: St Margaret’s Church is holding its second ‘birds for beginners’ event.
The event starts on February 16, at 9am. After meeting at Holman Way car park, participants will take a walk to the RSPB’s Bowling Green Marsh reserve for birdwatching, before coffee and cake back at the church room.
Prior booking is preferred by calling David Byrne on 01392 758557.
CONSERVATORY: Plans to build a conservatory at a Topsham home have been approved by Exeter City Council.
The plan is for 36 Monmouth Street.
TRACK TALK: The latest talk hosted by the Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalist Society will be combined with a field trip.
The talk Animal Tracks and Signs, given by Nick Smart, will be held at Matthews Hall on February 8, with admission free for members and £3 for non-members. It will be followed by a field trip on February 9, also £3 for non-members.
HOSPITALISED: Fire crews from Topsham were called out last Friday to reports of a car accident at Countess Wear.
On arrival, the Topsham crew, along with crews from Middlemoor, released a man trapped inside a vehicle. He was removed using a spinal board, and taken to hospital.
WATERCOLOURS: Watercolour painting workshops are being held at Matthews Hall.
They will take place on February 12 and February 15, between 10am and 4pm, costing £30 per day. For more information on the workshops call 01392 875027 or visit www.susanthomsonart.com.