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News published 2021 July


Get set for a Summer of Cycling and Walking

Get set for a Summer of Cycling and Walking

The City Council is backing the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Summer of Cycling and Walking campaign which strives to make cycling and walking the natural first choice for short journeys.

Published: 30 July 2021


Help save Devon’s treescape by getting involved in project

Tree photography competition

People are being encouraged to help save Devon’s treescapes by identifying notable trees in their neighbourhood and recording them on a simple web-based app

Published: 29 July 2021


Swings set to return in city play areas

Swings set to return in city play areas

A number of swings that were removed from play areas In Exeter during the pandemic because of social distancing guidelines, are gradually being put back.

Published: 29 July 2021


Weekly Planning Applications: 29 Jul 2021

Weekly Planning Applications

The following planning applications have been received for the week 29 Jul 2021

Published: 29 July 2021


New Exeter Bus Station opens in the city centre

Phil Bialyk

The new Exeter Bus Station opened to passengers in the city centre on Sunday July 25.

Published: 28 July 2021


Basil Trott, last survivor of the Battle of the River Plate has passed away

Basil Trott

It’s with much sadness that the City Council has learnt of the passing of 101-year-old Royal Navy Veteran Basil Arthur Trott. Basil passed away on 12 July 2021 in Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge.

Published: 28 July 2021


Exeter wins vital funding to support victims of domestic abuse

Exeter wins vital funding to support victims of domestic abuse

Exeter has won £266,803 of vital government funding to deliver emergency bedspaces for female rough sleepers and women who are homeless as a result of domestic abuse.

Published: 28 July 2021


RAMM to exhibit commission by Amy Shelton, funded by Arts Council England

Artist Amy Shelton

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) announces an exhibition of work by Exeter-based artist Amy Shelton entitled Biophilia: The Exeter Florilegium.

Published: 28 July 2021


Jumpers for goalposts as newly improved pitches open up

Jumpers for goalposts as newly improved pitches open up

Works to upgrade football pitches in Pinhoe are nearly complete and fencing has come down at Pinhoe Station Road Playing Fields so that locals can enjoy the improved playing surface over the school holidays.

Published: 28 July 2021


Changes to the planning service during Covid-19 - Sept/Oct 2021 update

Planning News

The government has made it clear that planning should continue where practicable, and we are working hard to provide our normal levels of service with limited office presence.

Published: 27 July 2021