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News published 2019


New digital service gives those at risk of homelessness immediate help

Cllr Emma Morse

People at risk of homelessness can now contact the council to start accessing key housing services at any time of the day or night – every day of the year.

Published: 22 August 2019


Five Nights of Lights: Christmas 2019 in Exeter

Exeter Christmas Lights

This year Exeter will celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a special five-day event series, Five Nights of Lights, taking place across the city from 13-17 November.

Published: 20 August 2019


Groups and individuals can now get hold of litter picking equipment

litter picking equipment

Communities are being offered the opportunity to tidy up their neighbourhoods using litter-pickers, gloves and equipment supplied by the Tidy Exeter Group.

Published: 20 August 2019


Play park at King George V Playing Field has been reopened

The play area was recently closed following an unauthorised encampment at the site but has now been repaired and is open again

Published: 16 August 2019


Leader's column: Collaboration and co-living will create sustainable future

Cllr Phil Bialyk

It is not just about sustainable growth - although that is important - it’s how we live. The way we can really continue the success of the city is through collaboration with key businesses and institutions in Exeter

Published: 15 August 2019


Rare European Swallowtail butterfly spotted in Exeter park

A beautiful European Swallowtail butterfly was recently spotted and photographed by a council worker in Rougemont Gardens

Published: 14 August 2019


Play area at King George V Playing Field remains closed

The play area will reopen once important repair works are completed

Published: 13 August 2019


View from the top: Exeter's new leisure complex emerging from the ground

Striking images show Exeter’s brand new leisure complex St Sidwell’s Point starting to take shape

Published: 9 August 2019


Clean up operation underway after encampment at city playing field ends

King George Playing Fields clean up

Council staff are clearing up mess left at a city playing field after an unauthorised encampment ended early on Thursday morning

Published: 8 August 2019


Attempts to evict an unauthorised encampment at playing field continue

A children's play park remains closed while the council continues its efforts to evict those taking part in an unauthorised encampment at King George V Playing Field at Countess Wear

Published: 7 August 2019