Plans for Topsham firework spectacular in place and more news

Preparations are well under way for Topsham Rugby Club’s annual firework display. Read this and more news.

OPEN STUDIO: A Topsham artist is opening her studio to the public as part of the Exeter Open Studios event.

Anne Cope produces ceramic jewellery and crockery from stoneware clay.

Her studio at Thyme Cottage, in Majorfield Road, will be open on November 4, from 11am to 4pm, November 5, from 9am to 4pm, and November 6, from 10am to 4pm.


MUSICAL EVENING: Exeter Electronic Organ Club is hosting its latest concert in Topsham.

David Harrild will be performing at Matthews Hall on November 3.

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Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission for non members costs �6.


CHARITY EVENT: The RNLI’s Topsham branch is holding a fundraising coffee morning.

It takes place at Topsham Sailing Club on November 5, from 10am to noon.

A souvenir stall, cake stall and prize draw will be available. Admission will cost �1.50.


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

The owners of 4 Towerfield, in Clyst Road, want to build a two storey extension to the west of the property.

The plan will now be considered by the city council.


SPECTACULAR: Preparations are well under way for Topsham Rugby Club’s annual firework display.

It takes place at the ground on November 5, and along with the spectacular fireworks, there will also be a bar, hot food and drinks and toffee apples available.

Gates open at 6pm, for fire lighting at 7pm, and the firework display at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost �5 for adults, �3 for under 12s, or �15 for a family ticket.


SPOOKY TIMES: Children are to be given the chance to scare up some fun at Darts Farm.

The farm is holding a Hallowe’en party for four to 12-year-olds, which will feature spooky games, pumpkin carving, a fancy dress competition, a sausage and mash supper and marshmallow toasting.

It takes place this evening (Thursday) from 5pm to 7.30pm, and the cost is �9 per child.

Places must be booked in advance by calling (01392) 878209.


APPROVED: Plans to modify a Topsham home have been approved by Exeter City Council.

The proposed works at 16a Monmouth Street will include replacement ground floor extensions to the north east, north west and south west of the property.


FUNDRAISER: A coffee morning for Action for Children is being held in Topsham.

It takes place at St Nicholas Methodist Church on November 5, from 10am to noon.


RACE NIGHT: A community horse racing night is being held in Topsham.

It is being organised by the Topsham Community Association and the Exton Festival Committee, and takes place at Matthews Hall on November 12, at 7pm.

Tickets cost �10, and are available from Joel Segal Books, or from Michael Thomas on (01392) 200232.

On the night, horse ownerships will be auctioned, and the tote will be open for individual races.