Matthews Hall garden to get a makeover and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 December 2011

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The Matthews Hall garden is being given a make-over by the city council. Read this and more.

EXTENSION PLAN: Plans have been submitted to extend a Topsham home.

The owners of 24 Greatwood Terrace want to build an extension to the ground floor and first floor of the property.

The plan will now be considered by the city council.

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GARDEN MAKE-OVER: The Matthews Hall garden is being given a make-over by the city council.

The work will include a new grass embankment and edging to the driveway, a new bicycle storage area with cycle stand, a new path into the main garden and new shrubs being planted.

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FREE ADVENTURE: Topsham residents are being given the chance to explore Exeter’s Underground Passages for less.

The city council is offering its residents half-price entry to the passages until January 22. Proof of address will be required on entry. Over the Christmas period, residents are advised to book in advance.

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HOUSING BOOST: Exeter City Council is getting a government funding boost as a reward for providing new housing.

The council has already received £389,165 from the New Homes Bonus for 2011/12 and is set to get £935,000 in 2012/13. The council believes the scheme, which was launched by the government in February, could award Exeter around £3.5 million from now until 2017.

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