Volunteer vine pruners needed and other news

07:00 17 January 2013

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Pebblebed Vineyards is looking for volunteers to help prune its vines. Read this and more.

PLAN APPROVED: Plans to extend a Topsham home have been rubber-stamped by Exeter City Council.

The approved plan is to build a first-floor rear extension at 28 Greatwood Terrace.

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MUSEUM HELP: Topsham Museum is looking for new volunteers, ahead of its reopening for the summer season.

Positions are available in a variety of roles, from helping in the shop and tea room to dealing with documentation and maintaining the gardens.

An open coffee morning is therefore being held at the museum on February 12 at 10.30am, where people can find out more.

The museum’s summer season begins on March 27.

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CLYST EXTENSIONS: Two applications to extend homes in Clyst St Mary have been granted approval by East Devon District Council.

The approved plans are for a two-storey extension at 2 Clyst Valley Road, and a single-storey extension at 63 Clyst Valley Road.

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VINE PRUNERS: Pebblebed Vineyards is looking for volunteers to help prune its vines.

Work is expected to take place at the Clyst St George vineyard every Tuesday and Thursday morning during January and February, although this will be subject to the weather.

For more information email geoff@pebblebed.co.uk.

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PARKING PETITION: More than 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for improved parking arrangements in Topsham.

The petition, led by the Topsham Community Association, calls for Exeter City Council and Devon County Council to work together to: “Address, as a matter of urgency, the parking issues in Topsham by creating additional parking spaces and establishing priorities between different users.”

A total of 2,461 signatures were collected.

More than half the signatories were from Topsham, with the rest from Exeter and the rest of Devon.

The petition will now be presented to local councillors.

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BUBURI CONCERT: A charity concert is being held this Saturday at St Margaret’s Church.

It will feature the Puertas Quartet performing classical works by Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky, and starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets, from Topsham Bookshop, cost £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, with proceeds from the event going to Friends of Buburi.

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ARTISTIC TUITION: A watercolour and drawing course is starting today in Topsham.

The nine-week course, which is being run by Exeter College, is on Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 12.10pm at Matthews Hall.

The cost is £92 for adults, £24 for concessions.

For more information on the course call 0845 1116000.

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