Topsham pan-pal appeal and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 December 2011

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An appeal has been launched to find a youngster in Topsham keen on becoming a pen-friend with a French girl. Read this and more

CHARITY: Drop into Bill & Taylor opticians at 21 High Street,Topsham from 10am until noon on Saturday, December 17 for free mince pies and coffee.

Proceeds will go towards the Estuary League of Friends.


PEN PAL: An appeal has been launched to find a youngster in Topsham keen on becoming a pen-friend with a 13-year-old French girl.

Grandparents or parents with girls aged 12-14 who are learning French and interested in corresponding by letter or email are asked to get in touch.

The youngster, who lives on the outskirts of Paris, has family friends living in Topsham.

For more information, contact Pat and Francis Davey on 01392 873251.


PARKING: Developers have applied to add six more parking spaces to the development at the former Royal Naval Store Depot, Topsham Road. The application calls for six additional allocated street parking spaces for plots 84-89.


CAR CLUB: A car club which runs services in Topsham, Co-Cars, is preparing to launch shares to finance its growth.

The co-operative has been operating for over six years, running car club services in Topsham and Exeter.

Its 170 members range from large employers such as Devon County Council and Exeter City Council.

Users book online to borrow a car by the hour or the day, collecting and dropping off the vehicles at one of six locations. Go to


TREE BID: Homeowners at 1 Altimira, Topsham, have filed a planning application to fell a tree on their property.


TOWNSCAPE REVIEW: The custodians of the town’s heritage, The Topsham Society, is revising its Town Scape Review.

More than 150 attended an exhibition in September and, following that, 100 people provided feedback.

Elizabeth Hubbick said: “We are currently making changes to the document to reflect the comments...and hope to finalise it by the end of the year.”


OLDEST CHEMIST: Topsham Pharmacy, believed to be the oldest in the South West, had a successful open day. Invited visitors took advantage of a range of health checks including for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.


CANCER FUNDRAISER: The recent MacMillan Cancer Support coffee morning in the garden at 11 Grove Hill raised £310. Pam and Freddie Bush said: “Thank you to everyone who came to support and to those who could not come, but gave so generously.”

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