Thursday, February 7, 2013
A skittles and pasty night is being held to raise funds for Hospiscare. Read this and more.
HOUSING CALL: Topsham residents are being asked to give their views to help Exeter City Council come up with its new housing strategy.
The council says housing is one of its top priorities, and it wants to make sure that it is meeting the housing needs of residents, and using housing to drive the economic growth and prosperity of the city.
Housing officers are holding a consultation event today (Thursday) at St Steven’s Church in the city centre, between 10.30am and 3pm.
An online survey is also available at www.exeter.gov.uk/respond.
LIBRARY OFFER: Topsham Library is offering users two-for-one on DVD hire for two weeks.
The offer starts on Saturday – which is also National Libraries Day, on which anyone joining a library in Devon will be entered into a draw to win an e-reader. Topsham Library also says its Share a Song sessions for pre-school children and their carers will begin again after half-term, with sessions at 11am on February 26, March 12 and March 26.
EXTENSION YES: Plans to extend a home in Topsham have been approved by Exeter City Council.
The plan is for a side extension to be built at 12 Monmouth Avenue.
SCOOTER THANKS: Topsham PCSO Sarah Giles has thanked two people for assisting a member of the public on a mobility scooter.
The man, said to be “a bit wobbly and worse for wear”, was helped by the pair, believed to be BBC staff, until police arrived to assist.
SKITTLES FUN: A skittles and pasty night is being held to raise funds for Hospiscare.
It is being held at Topsham Bowling Club on Saturday, February 23, at 7.15pm, and will feature teams of six.
Meat or vegetarian pasties will be available. Tickets cost £5 each, or £30 for a team of six, and are available from Westaways or Topsham News.
HUNTING REMINDER: Topsham police have reminded residents that hunting with dogs is illegal.
PCSO Sarah Giles has issued the warning after receiving reports of people hunting using dogs at Topsham’s Millennium Wood.
MUSEUM MORNING: Topsham Museum is holding an open coffee morning, for prospective volunteers to meet the team.
It takes place at the museum on Tuesday (February 12) from 10.30am.
ALTERATIONS BID: Plans have been submitted to make alterations to a listed building in Topsham.
The owners of Furlong in Ferry Road want to build a replacement ground-floor extension and fit replacement windows and doors.
Exeter City Council will now rule on the plans.