Category Archives: People

Exmouth businesses join forces to hand out ‘shop local’ bags

Tarot CLose with the Exmouth Shop Local bag

Tarot Close of Re:solution with the first edition of the Exmouth Shop Local bag

Shoppers are being invited to pick up a new cotton bag in Exmouth designed to promote local trade.

Businesses have joined forces to pay for the production of the bag, which is printed with a design by Exmouth-based artist Moose Allain and the logos of the shops taking part.

The second edition of the bag is being prepared with a design by artist Claire Close and will be released on July 21.

The bags are being given away free by the businesses taking part. Tarot Close of Re:solution, a print and design studio on Albion Street, said: “We want to promote the excellent facilities we have in Exmouth and encourage people to discover and use them.”

Find out more about the Exmouth Shop Local campaign, which has been set up to promote local  independent businesses, on its Facebook page.

Alex invites you to new-look Exmouth skate park

Skate Park, Phear Park, Exmouth

Skate Park, Phear Park, Exmouth

Skateboarder Alex Warren has organised the official opening event for the new-look skate park in Phear Park, Exmouth, on June 30.

The £115,000 improvement project was one of the schemes voted for by local people when the town and district councils asked how to spend community cash generated from housing developments.

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Prince’s Trust to help Exmouth young find work

The Prince’s Trust has announced a £100,000 four-year project in Exmouth to help the young unemployed find work.

The scheme was revealed by the Trust’s South West regional director Rick Libbey, who grew up in the town. Currently one in three young people in East Devon are out of work, twice the average for the region.

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Highlights from Exmouth Festival 2011

Here’s a round-up of pictures, videos, tweets and Facebook updates from this year’s Exmouth Festival and the weekend’s Rotary Kite Festival. The timeline was created using Storify, an online tool to create stories using social media. Just click this link.

Didn’t we have a lovely time at the Devon County Show

There’s a new way of telling stories called Storify. It’s a curation tool which enables users to put together a stream of content from the web, including social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Here’s a Storify made for the Devon County Show.