Sidbury church to host Exeter School musicians and other news


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Musicians from Exeter School will be putting on a concert at St Giles’ church, in Sidbury. Read this and more.

FUNDRAISER: A table-top sale in Sidmouth’s St John Hall on Sunday (February 10) from 11am to 5pm will raise money for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

There will be tea and coffee, children’s fancy dress, name the teddy bear, jewellery, cakes, and more.

For more information or to book a table call Charlotte on 07568 309034.


LOCAL BIRDS: Sidmouth town councillors have supported an RSPB request to buy a new flail mower to deal with the ferns and heavier grass at Fire Beacon Hill.

The funding came from the £7,500 the council is paying the organisation this year, which normally goes into its national pot.

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This purchase ensures the funds are spent locally rather than distributed elsewhere.


LUNCHTIME MUSIC: Musicians from Exeter School will be putting on a concert at St Giles’ church, in Sidbury, on Thursday, February 14.

Starting at noon, under the direction of music Peter Tamblyn, the group will be providing lunchtime music in aid of the church’s fabric fund.

Tickets cost £6 on the door, to include refreshments.


BUSINESS BOOSTER: Businesses can get free advice from those in the know to help them through difficult times.

Devon County Council (DCC) has teamed up with the University of Exeter to offer support and expertise to develop new ideas and products, and to identify new markets.

DCC leader John Hart said: “We want to provide the best possible climate in Devon for businesses to grow and boost our economy. This initiative is led by people with considerable expertise and knowledge, so businesses will be able to access the best possible advice and support.”

The first 50 businesses to apply will benefit from a free diagnostic, funded by the council, with those who miss out paying a set price of £150.

Apply online at


SOPRANOS NEEDED: The Cameo Chamber Choir is on the lookout for two new sopranos, one ‘second’, and an alto to join their group, formerly known as the Cameo Singers.

Described as an ‘unusual choir’ which gives interesting programmes, the group is asking any woman who loves to sing and enjoys a varied repertoire to get in touch with conductor Andrew Downie on 01395 568476.

The group meets on Wednesday mornings, at 10am, in St Francis’ Hall, Sidmouth.