Friday, June 15, 2012
A Father’s Day family camp is being held at Darts Farm. Read this and more.
HORTICULTURAL DELIGHT: Two Topsham gardens are opening their doors to the public to raise money for Hospiscare.
Gardens at Wixels, in Ferry Road, and Drake Cottage/Jubilee Square, in Monmouth Hill, will be open this Sunday between 1pm and 5pm.
Admission will cost £2.
APPROVED: Plans to modify a listed building in Topsham have been approved by Exeter City Council.
The owners of 40 Monmouth Street want to build a two-storey extension, and install a sunken patio and solar panels.
TICKETS ON SALE: Topsham School is preparing for its Summer Fayre, with tickets now on sale for the event’s raffle.
Tickets will be on sale outside Matthews Hall this Saturday.
The event takes place on June 30, and the school is also looking for donations of bottles for its bottle stall, which can be left at the school office.
CAMPING FUN: A Father’s Day family camp is being held at Darts Farm.
It begins this Saturday at 3pm, and runs until 9.30am on Sunday.
Activities will include a camp fire and sing-a-long, games and activities from Cotswold Outdoor, and an RSPB nature walk. A barbecue and breakfast will also be provided.
Admission to the event costs £15 for adults and £9 for children, with under-threes free, and those without a tent can rent one for £5.
For more information or to book call 01392 878209 or visit www.dartsfarm.co.uk.
EXTENSIONS AGREED: Plans to extend two neighbouring Topsham homes have been approved by Exeter City Council.
The owners of 12 Newcourt Road and the owners of 14 Newcourt Road both applied to build ground-floor extensions to the rear of their properties.
DIRECTOR NEEDED: Topsham charity the Estuary League of Friends is looking for a new voluntary director.
The successful applicant would become one of six people from the community responsible for overseeing the charity’s work, with directors’ typical duties taking up between one and two days a month.
Applicants with an appropriate skill, such as fundraising experience or a legal background, would be preferred.
For more information, contact charity chief executive Rachel Gilpin on 01392 879009.
CO-RESPONDERS: Firefighters from Topsham were called to attend a man who had collapsed in Fore Street.
They administered oxygen therapy and first aid until an ambulance crew arrived, which treated the man at the scene and took him home.
FUNDRAISER: Clyst St Mary Primary School’s PTFA is holding its summer fete.
It takes place on Sunday, June 24, between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
Stalls, competitions, food, games and a silent auction will be available, and all proceeds will go towards helping the school.