The fantastic STCA-Team are arranging a fundraising quiz to help raise money for the running of the St Thomas Festival. The St Thomas Festival is free to attend but the infrastructure required (facilities, security, insurance and structures) cost quite a bit of money. To keep it free, we are running lots of fun fundraising activities throughout the year. Come along to the quiz and have some fun playing along whilst raising some money for our lovely annual event.
This last weekend was a very busy one in St Thomas.
On Saturday night, the Exeter Male Voice Choir hosted a concert in the St Thomas Methodist Church. Here is a sample of their fantastic singing from our YouTube channel.
As another fantastic treat supporting them was our very own St Thomas-based singers, St Thomas Gospel Choir. Here is a sample of them on the night.
On Sunday, a group of amazing A-Team volunteers joined in with Bloom'In St Thomas to take part in the The Big Springclean, picking up litter around St Thomas. Following that, we went down to the St Thomas precinct to join the St Thomas branch of Exeter Food Fight to enjoy some free food and talk to others who were there enjoying what was on offer.
On Sunday evening, the St Thomas Community Association got together for a really successful March meeting. This month we had PCSO for St Thomas, Will Malcolm and Simon Lane from Exeter City Council and we discussed various things around the topic of anti-social behaviour in St Thomas and Exeter as a whole. It was interesting to hear their views and we learnt a lot about the strategies that the police and the council are putting in place to deal with anti-social behaviour in the city.
Next month's meeting will be focusing on youth work in St Thomas and what we can do to make our area of the city a better place for young people to live. The meeting is on Sunday 2nd April at 8pm in the St Thomas Methodist Church Lounge, Cowick Street.
STCA Chairperson, Kathy Rufolo talks about the STCA meeting, this Sunday...
"THIS MONTH we have invited Simon Lane of Exeter City Council to talk with us regarding strategies to deal with anti-social behaviour in the local area, particularly our parks and open spaces, where some of our community development work has been undone through vandalism. Do come and join us if you have any bright ideas on how to reduce such anti social behaviour or you would just be glad to get on board with any strategies that Simon and the group come up with.
I know that we have had some good discussions in this group regarding community centres and particularly youth work in St Thomas. This topic of reducing anti-social behaviour this month I think should lead on to a youth strategy focused meeting next month as these things are not unrelated I'm sure. Do come along this Sunday evening. Everyone is welcome."
Please join us on Sunday 5th March at 8pm in the St Thomas Methodist Church Lounge. Entrance to the right of the building.
This Sunday morning, the Bloom'in St Thomas group and our STCA Youth Coordinator, Joe Levy, are leading the St Thomas Big Spring Clean.
"As part of the Great British Spring Clean, we're having a big tidy up of St Thomas! We'll be clearing up litter to make our area safer and cleaner for wildlife and more pleasant for everyone. Every year, the RSPCA gets more than 5000 calls about wildlife caught up or injured in litter."
If you want to join in, meet at the entrance to St Thomas Pleasure Ground on Cowick Street on Sunday 5th March at 10am.