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News published 2019 August

Still loving her council flat - 25 years after moving in

Violet is comfortable in her housing complex run by the City Council

As the nation celebrates 100 years of council housing, we talk to one 94-year-old tenant who loves her housing complex in Exeter.

Published: 28 August 2019

Looking after Julie for life – 100 years of council housing

Julie Hemstock

Exeter is celebrating 100 years of council housing. One tenant, Julie Hemstock, who has spent almost her entire life in council housing tells her story

Published: 27 August 2019

Make Exeter bloom brighter by backing wildflower scheme

People are being asked to help increase Exeter’s wildflowers by backing a project that seeks to brighten up the city even more.

Published: 27 August 2019

Exeter Street Arts Festival 2019

Exeter Street Arts Festival

Transforming the heart of the city into a celebration of street art for all! Saturday 24 August from 10am until late in Exeter City Centre & Exeter Phoenix.

Published: 22 August 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