Axminster Younger Farmers ran a successful bingo night and other news

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 May 2017

(c) Erik Snyder

Organisations across East Devon are running regular events - take a look at how some have gone and others that are coming up.


A successful bingo night put on by Axminster Young Farmers raised £370.73 for counselling charity ARC.

The event was held at Cloakham Lawns, and the group presented a cheque to Catherine Davies of ARC.

She then provided the group with a talk about the local charity, which has supported a large number of people.



The Jackson Cubs went on a litter-picking session last week as part of one of the badges that they are working towards.

They walked from the Scout Hall in Dowell Street to Allhallows Park and collected litter lying around.

The cubs would like to thank Tom Green from East Devon District Council for loaning them the picking sticks for the evening.



Birdwatchers are invited to Tower Hide tomorrow (Thursday) to spot and observe various species between 11am and 1pm.

An experienced volunteer guide will be on hand to help identify the birds at the wetlands. Telescopes and binoculars can be borrowed.

No booking is required - call 01395 517557 or send an email to for more.



A fun-filled day at Honiton Bottom is being put on at the end of this month.
The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 10am to noon.
Those who attend the day will be able to take part in stream dipping, build a mini-raft and construct a dam.
Shoes and clothing suitable for getting wet are advised - wellies are recommended.
Booking is required and the event is £4 per child.
Call 01395 517557 or email to for more.



Seaton and District Twinning Association met their French partners from Thury Harcourt, Normandy, this month.

A welcome reception was held early on Saturday morning at Seaton Methodist Church to greet friends old and new, who had travelled overnight to visit the Seaton twinners.

A visit to the town’s Seaton Jurassic Centre was planned for the daytime and some host families dined with their guests at its café.

In the evening the party of more than 100 twinners met for a celebratory dinner at The Dolphin Hotel in Beer, with drinks on arrival, a traditional English three-course meal, wine and lots of good conversation.

For more about the group, call Glyn Roberts on 01297 21363 or email him on


Combe St Nicholas

Flower arranging workshops with award-winning local tutor Jackie Nicholls are taking place soon at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, near Chard.

On Saturday, June 3, two workshops called ‘The Great British Floral Tea Party’ will be held.

The first will run from 10am to 12.30pm and the second from 2pm to 4.30pm. They are being put on to celebrate the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee. The cost is £20 per person - call Jackie on 01460 67795 for more information.



Honiton Carnival Committee has announced that a variety show it planned to stage on Friday, June 2, at 7pm, at the Mackarness Hall has been cancelled.
A spokesman for the group said that poor ticket sales had led to the decision.


Lyme Regis

The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum is putting on a coach trip to Sherborne on June 14.

The trip includes guided tours of the town and the castle and the opportunity to explore the Capability Brown gardens.

Tickets cost £22 and there will be time for coffee in Sherborne and a light lunch at the castle (not included in the ticket price). The coach will leave Holmbush car park promptly at 9am - call 01297 445537 to book.

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