Monday, February 18, 2013
Exmouth residents have been urged to join a ground-breaking collective which aims to net people huge savings on their fuel bills. Read this and more.
POPPIES WANTED: Calling all poppy hoarders – your Poppy Appeal petals are needed for a display being held later in the year.
Terry Williams, a member of Somerset Royal British Legion, is collecting red paper poppy petals to help create a giant poppy for display at the Henstridge Forces Day in Somerset on the weekend of June 15 and 16. The petals will be stuck to eight-foot square panels and joined together into a poppy shape.
Terry hopes to collect 250,000 petals to create his masterpiece. To donate your poppy, first pop them apart and mail the red paper part to: Poppy of Honour, 2 Marlstone Court, Henstridge, Somerset, BA8 0SH.
CLUB ALARM: The nightclub at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park was evacuated on Friday afternoon and the fire service called when a fire alarm began sounding.
When Exmouth firefighters arrived they used a thermal imaging camera to identify a problem with a gas boiler, which was allowing smoke into the building through a heating duct.
SAVINGS TO BE MADE: Exmouth residents have been urged to join a ground-breaking collective which aims to net people huge savings on their fuel bills. Exeter Together, a collective buying scheme, wants to bring people together to drive down utility prices.
It has been brought to the region by Exeter City Council which hopes more than 10,000 people may be able to reduce their energy bills by 26 per cent.
Join up at www.exetertogether.com, or by calling freephone 0800 542 0204, by March 17.
IS THIS LOVE?: Police have launched an online quiz aimed to raise awareness of different aspects of domestic violence and abuse to coincide with Valentine’s Day.
The campaign is centred around the interactive programme ‘Is this Love?’, created by the Devon-based domestic abuse service Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE).
It aims to help people learn more about aspects of abuse and find out if they could be in an abusive relationship.
It can be found on Devon and Cornwall Police’s website. For help and support call Devon Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0345 1551074 or at www.adva.org.uk.