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Chartered accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards, which has offices in Exeter, Honiton, Okehampton, Holsworthy, Bovey Tracey, and Barnstaple, has marked its 50th Anniversary this year with a host of volunteering days across the county this summer. From clearing Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the River Tale, to painting Exeter’s iconic cast iron bollards black and gold, dozens of staff from the firm have been out and about, making a positive difference to local communities.
Our customers have been helping save water this summer. South West Water is inviting customers to share their tips for saving water in the garden to be in with a chance of winning one of 30 free water butts. To enter, customers need to “like” the post on South West Water’s Facebook page ( and submit a water-saving tip.
On behalf of Gregory Distribution Ltd (GDL), John Gregory was awarded a Gold Certificate from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service in recognition that the company has employed on-call firefighters for over 45 years and is one of only two companies in the South West to provide this continuous support.
Paramedics at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) are reminding people who have purchased life-saving Defibrillators for their school, work or business to register them with the service so they show up on the 999 emergency systems.
New figures released by South West Water show how demand for water skyrocketed in July, following a month of near record-breaking temperatures. The company produced an extra 1,624 megalitres of water (1,624,000,000 litres – the equivalent of 650 Olympic-sized swimming pools) during the month compared to 2017.
The Devon Blue Light Day invites all people with disabilities to experience a festival of activities on 15th August 2018. The event will be held at Westpoint Exeter.
South West Water is inviting the public to explore behind the scenes during England’s largest celebration of culture and heritage. The company is offering an exciting opportunity to explore local heritage sites including England’s first hydro-electricity station and a pumping station which operates underneath the feet of beach goers.
The Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support visited a ground-breaking team of ambulance clinicians who have been working on a new joint project which is benefitting patients across the South West who have cancer, palliative care needs or who are close to the end of their life.
Recent rainfall has temporarily reduced demand for water, giving South West Water’s treatment works, pumps and staff a welcome respite after weeks of hot, dry weather.
Plans have been approved today (Monday 30 July) that will shape the future of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.
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