Topsham Museum aims to recruit volunteers at coffee morning and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 February 2012

(c) Ryan McVay

Topsham Museum is holding a coffee morning for prospective volunteers, ahead of its new season. Read this and more.

GLOBE CHANGES: Alterations to Topsham’s landmark Globe Hotel have been approved by Exeter City Council.

The changes will see the roof over the Malthouse balcony extended, along with repairs to the balcony itself and new cladding fitted.

-----

BRIDGE DRIVE: A fundraising bridge drive is being held in aid of Exeter charity St Petrock’s.

It takes place at Matthews Hall on February 24, at 2.30pm.

Tickets are free, but donations to St Petrock’s are encouraged, and last year’s event raised more than £1,000.

Tickets are available from Judy Sugden on 01392 874124, the Macklins on 01392 873160, or Miriam Gent on 01392 467288.

-----

PETROCK’S PROJECT: Topsham residents are being offered a new home and garden maintenance service by St Petrock’s.

The charity has set up a new scheme, ‘Project Petrock’, to help get people who are, or who recently have been homeless, back into work.

Working under builder Matt Tandy, volunteers for the project receive on the job training as they carry out the required work.

For a free, no obligation estimate contact Matt on 01392 848713 or 07956 104354.

-----

SOCIETY TALK: A talk on ‘100 years of advertising’ is being given in Topsham.

It is being organised by the Topsham Society, and given by Roger Brien, the chief library officer at the University of Exeter.

The talk takes place at Matthews Hall on February 16. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Admission is free to Society members, and costs £2 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

-----

OBSERVING LENT: A series of lent lunches is being held in aid of Christian Aid.

They will be taking place at the rear of St Margaret’s Church, every Friday, between February 24 and March 30, between noon and 1pm.

Soup, bread and cheese will be served, and the suggested minimum donation is £3.50.

-----

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Topsham Museum is holding a coffee morning for prospective volunteers, ahead of its new season.

The event takes place on March 1, between 10.30am and noon.

In particular the museum is looking for room stewards, desk stewards and volunteers to work in the tearoom.

Existing volunteers are also welcome to attend, and they would also be able to discuss additional roles.

The museum will be reopening for the summer in April. For more information, call Andy Simey on 01392 876649 or email asimey@googlemail.com.

-----

CHARITY TASTER: A wine-tasting dinner is being held in Topsham in aid of Royal Marines charity The C Group.

It takes place at The Café in Fore Street on February 29. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

The event is being supported by Topsham Wines, which will provide tasting samples during the three-course meal.

The all-inclusive price is £32.50 per person. Tickets are available by calling 01392 876707.

Other News Stories

06:55

A trio of fundraising events have been announced for this year in the build-up to 2019’s Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Don’t miss this week’s gallery of readers’ photos.

Join in at iwitness24.co.uk and send us your East Devon pictures.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Curator Neville Evans explained that many botanical gardens were closing and giving away their collections due to funding issues – despite their conservational value. He added that Bicton’s 300 year-old landscape was ‘pretty special’, with ‘plants here that you will never see anywhere else’.

Read more
Fri, 12:30

Guest of honour Conrad Humphreys said: “I very much enjoyed the Exeter College awards evening and celebrating the success of the students.

“As a former student and rugby player at the college - I have very fond memories of my time there before heading off to sail around the world in the 1993/4 Whitbread.”

Read more
Fri, 12:11

Our Devon quiz is back for another round!

Read more
Fri, 06:55

Exmouth Town Council will be temporarily closed from January 29-30 while office equipment and phones are moved to its new home.

Read more
Thu, 17:00

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 over-shoulder-boulder-holder donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.

Read more
Thu, 12:00

“We are going to find it very hard to balance our books without changing things significantly. We need teachers, but all the other things schools do – all the things that are not our statutory responsibility – we are looking at cutting. We are talking about the life chances of children being damaged,” said Exmouth’s Exeter Road head teacher Paul Gosling.

Read more
Thu, 11:04

There’s good news for Exmouth’s Famous Old Barrel pub, which has been closed since last October.

Read more
Thu, 08:45

Devon and Cornwall residents are being polled on whether they would pay another £12 a year to ‘protect frontline policing’.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications