Still time to donate to shoebox appeal in Topsham and other news

07:00 03 November 2012

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There is still time to donate to St Margaret’s Church’s shoebox appeal as part of Operation Christmas Child. Read this and more.

SUPPORT FOR RNLI: The Topsham branch of the RNLI is holding its latest fundraising coffee morning at Topsham Sailing Club.

It takes place on Saturday, November 10, between 10am and noon. A souvenir stall, including Christmas cards, a cake stall and a draw will all be available, and admission will cost £1.50.


BACKED: Plans to extend a Topsham home have been approved by Exeter City Council.

The plan is to build a single storey extension at Red Rock Bungalow, in Elm Grove Road.


CALL FOR DONATIONS: There is still time to donate to St Margaret’s Church’s shoebox appeal as part of Operation Christmas Child.

In previous years, the church has asked for donations of completed boxes, to be sent to needy children overseas, but this year they are asking for donations of individual items, which can then be placed into boxes by the Exeter appeal organisers.

Donations should be placed in the large pink box in the church welcome area, and the appeal runs until this Sunday.


GETTING FIT: A series of fitness classes is taking place in Topsham.

The Fitness League sessions are being held in association with the Topsham Community Association, and take place at Matthews Hall on Tuesdays, between 2pm and 3pm.

The sessions are low impact, and all ages are welcome. For more information call Celia on 01395 442490 or email


PLANS APPROVED: Plans to build a new home with a carport in Clyst St George have been approved by East Devon District Council.

The plan is for the new build to replace an existing home and outbuildings at Pytte Cottage.


CRAFT FOR CHRISTMAS: A Christmas vintage jamboree is being held in Topsham.

It takes place at Matthews Hall on Sunday, November 11, between 10am and 4pm.

A range of gifts, textiles and other items will be available.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Topsham charity Devon in Sight is looking for volunteers to help with its latest round of street collections.

Collections will take place in November and December in Exeter, Ottery St Mary and Seaton.

If you would like to help, call Christina on 01392 878801 or email


MUSICAL NIGHT: Topsham Folk Club is hosting its latest concert.

Tom McConville and David Newey will be appearing at Matthews Hall on November 11 at 8pm. Tickets cost £10.


ORNITHOLOGICAL OUTING: A morning to help budding birdwatchers is being held in Topsham.

Birds for Beginners takes place on Saturday, November 17. It is free to attend, but prior booking is preferred by calling David Byrne on 01392 758557.

It will begin at 9am with a two-mile walk, beginning at Holman Way car park, to identify winter birds.

It will be followed by coffee and cake at St Margaret’s Church Rooms at around 10.30am.

The event is being organised on behalf of the church, but is open to all.


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