Topsham Bowling Club awaits solar panels decision and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 July 2013


Topsham Bowling Club has applied for planning permission to install 38 solar panels on its clubhouse. Read this and more.

TUITION: Topsham Flower Club is holding a flower arranging demonstration.

It takes place on Tuesday, July 16, at 7.30pm. It will be given by Shirley Preston, and will be entitled As I Like It.

Non-members are welcome to attend, at a cost of £5, which will include tea, coffee and biscuits.


TEA ROOM DISPLAY: Topsham Museum’s local families exhibition has proved so popular that its run has been extended.

Staff have moved the displays and information to the tea rooms.


FUNDRAISER: Topsham Town Fayre bingo, in aid of the popular summer event, is being held on Tuesday, July 30, at Matthews Hall.

Doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down at 7.30pm.

Cash prizes are up for grabs.


KEYBOARD GIG: Elizabeth Harrison is in concert at Matthews Hall on Thursday, August 1, with Exeter Electronic Keyboard Club.

Doors will open at 6.30pm, with the performance of music for all tastes starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 on the door for non-members. Membership is £25, with concert entry at £2.


HORTICULTURAL DELIGHT: A garden in Topsham will be open to the public on Sunday, July 21, in aid of Hospiscare.

Riversmeet, at the end of the Goat Walk, is set right on the banks of the Exe estuary with far-reaching views up to Exeter, down to Exmouth and across to Haldon.

Entry is £2.50.


MUSICAL MAYHEM: Youngsters aged five to 11 years old are being invited to take part in a specially-written mini musical this summer.

Theatre Kidz summer school is being held in Matthews Hall council chambers from Monday, July 29 until Friday, August 2, promising Musical Mayhem.

There will be singing, dance, drama plus crafts and prop making for three hours a day until the performance on the final day.

Places are £75, strictly limited.

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PREPARING to party: Topsham is gearing up for its town fayre, August 17-24, and planning for the myriad of events is already underway.

All the usual favourites have been included in this year’s programme, including the dog show, pub-a-thon and bingo.

The week begins with a cross-river tug-of-war and ends with the carnival procession.

Carnival organisers are reminding people to start thinking about themes for floats and costumes.

Visit Topsham Town fayre week’s Twitter feeds and Facebook page for more information.


GREEN ENERGY: Topsham Bowling Club has applied for planning permission to install 38 solar panels on its clubhouse.

The photovoltaic panels will be split between the two roofs facing Matthews Hall.

Exeter City Council will now decide on planning permission.

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