Topsham charity seeks new volunteers and more news

07:00 16 January 2012

(c) Erik Snyder

Topsham charity Devon In Sight is looking for new volunteers. Read this and more.

GRANT SCHEME: Community groups in Clyst St Mary are being given the chance to apply for a funding grant from Bishops Clyst Parish Council.

The council says it would like to hear from any organisation in the village which feels that it would benefit from a grant towards the running of the group.

To apply for a grant, interested groups should write to the parish clerk, at Mrs J White, Ringmer, Bradninch, Exeter, EX5 4NY, stating the nature of their request and including a copy of their most recent accounts.

The closing date for requests is February 14. Successful applicants will receive their grants in March.

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HELP CHARITY: Topsham charity Devon In Sight is looking for new volunteers.

The charity, which provides services for blind and visually impaired people, is currently looking for people to help with a variety of tasks.

These include writing press releases, compiling and putting together newsletters, promoting the charity, developing a catalogue of information about products available from its resource centre, and running activities.

Anyone who can help is asked to call the charity on 01392 876666, or visit its resource centre in Holman Way.

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GLOBE PLANS: The new owners of Topsham’s listed Globe Hotel have applied to make alterations.

They want to extend the roof of the Malthouse building to form a canopy over the balcony and fit replacement decking, balustrading and cladding to annex buildings.

They also want to make changes to the inside layout of the hotel.

The plans will now be considered by Exeter City Council.

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CATHEDRAL TALK: The Topsham Society’s first talk of 2012 takes place next week.

It will cover the restoration of Exeter Cathedral between 1969 and 1984, and will be given by master mason Peter Dare.

The talk will be given at Matthews Hall on January 19. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

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TRAPPED WOMAN FREED: Topsham firefighters were called to free a trapped woman in a road traffic accident on the A3052.

The Topsham appliance, along with an appliance from Middlemoor, attended a two-car crash. Crew found an elderly woman trapped in a car, receiving treatment from ambulance crews.

The fire crews released the woman from the car, with the help of the ambulance team, and she was taken by ambulance to hospital.

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GARAGE PLAN: Plans to build a replacement double garage at a Topsham home have been approved by Exeter City Council.

The plan concerns Garden Reach in Retreat Drive.

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