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News published 2021 January

Bus station redevelopment is catalyst for city centre regeneration

City centre regeneration

Richard Marsh, Project Director for Exeter City Council’s Liveable Exeter, explains why the Council’s investment in a new leisure complex and bus station is an important catalyst for the wider regeneration of the city centre.

Published: 29 January 2021

Pool at Riverside set to reopen in the summer after massive rebuild project

Riverside Update

The pool at Exeter’s Riverside Leisure Centre is on course to reopen this summer after a massive rebuilding programme to rectify serious structural weaknesses, councillors have been told at an update briefing this week.

Published: 28 January 2021

More grants made available to Exeter businesses

Grants Update

Businesses which could remain open from 2 December to 4 January but were severely financially affected by the tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions can now apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) Open.

Published: 28 January 2021

Plastic recovery project nets Exeter runner-up in national awards

Ocean Recovery Project Awards Runner Up

A ground breaking project to collect and recycle plastics found on beaches in the South West has come runner-up at the MRW’s (Materials Recycling World) National Recycling Awards 2020.

Published: 28 January 2021

Soft drinks and their containers with Denis the Dustcart

Soft Drinks

In his regular feature, Denis the Dustcart talks about soft drinks, their containers and the impact they have on the environment.

Published: 28 January 2021

Weekly Planning Applications: 28 January 2021

Weekly Planning Applications

The following planning applications have been received for the week 28 January 2021

Published: 28 January 2021

New leisure centre and bus station expected to open this summer

New Bus Station and Pool

Excellent progress continues to be made on the construction of Exeter’s state-of-the-art new leisure complex and a new Exeter Bus Station.

Published: 28 January 2021

Help at hand for community groups

Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund

There’s help at hand for community groups and organisations across Exeter in the shape of grants from the City Council Covid-19 Community Action Fund.

Published: 28 January 2021

Debenhams long-term closure saddens Council


News that Debenhams in Exeter is set to close for good in the near future has been greeted with sadness by the City Council.

Published: 28 January 2021

Why I jumped at chance to volunteer at vaccination centre

June Hutchings

June Hutchings, a City Council worker furloughed during the most recent national ‘lockdown’ has described how she jumped at the chance of volunteering at the large-scale vaccination centre at Westpoint.

Published: 27 January 2021