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News published 2020

Hundreds of Exeter businesses will pay no business rates

Business rates

Almost 900 businesses in Exeter have been awarded a 100% retail, hospitality and leisure business rates discount.

Published: 1 April 2020

CITY Community Trust given grant to help with Coronavirus support

CITY Community Trust

An Exeter charity that jumped at the chance of helping out during the Coronavirus outbreak has been awarded a grant from the City Council.

Published: 1 April 2020

Leaflets drop promoting support service

Wellbeing Leaflet

People in Exeter will receive a leaflet through their door over the next few days explaining how they can get involved with a new support service during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Published: 1 April 2020

Recycling banks

Bottle Banks

We are currently still emptying glass and carton banks, but it is very important that everyone only uses them when they make an essential trip to the supermarket or on their once-daily exercise.

Published: 1 April 2020

Exeter City Council brings forward decision on repatriation of Crowfoot Regalia to the Siksika Nation

Crowfoot Regalia

Exeter City Council officers today posted papers on its website recommending that a group of ceremonial items that once belonged to Chief Crowfoot, a Chief of the Siksika Nation, be repatriated to the Siksika Nation in Canada.

Published: 31 March 2020

Goldies helping isolated lonely people through the Coronavirus outbreak

Goldies Charity

Singing leaders from the much-loved Goldies Charity are keeping in regular touch across Exeter with hundreds of isolated lonely people during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Published: 31 March 2020

Harbour Master: Recreational use of the River Exe and canal must stop

Recreational use of the River Exe and canal must stop

Recreational use for things like leisure vessels, kite surfing and paddle boarding is not essential and could lead to a fine for those taking part

Published: 31 March 2020

First grant awarded as part of Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund

Exeter Communities Together

A community partnership aimed at giving Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in Exeter a greater voice has been awarded a grant from the £1 million Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund.

Published: 31 March 2020

Allotments stay open but social distancing is essential


Our allotments will remain open until the City Council is instructed otherwise, as they provide valuable physical exercise opportunities and mental health support

Published: 31 March 2020

We are doing everything possible to keep people in the city informed

We are doing everything possible to keep people in the city informed

More than 5,000 comments have been posted on a Facebook group set up by the City Council to give residents accurate information on the coronavirus and highlight the support available in the community.

Published: 30 March 2020