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POP+ Thursday Feedback

The last POP+ Thursday was all about how we need to change the way we operate. We need to focus on relationships at all levels. This was made real by John Hamblin talking honestly and openly about the experiences he and Shekinah have gone through in the last 6 year or more as they have…
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Compassionate Plymouth Workshops

Compassionate Plymouth are hosting a number of free creative workshops throughout February. Come along and explore how compassion for self, others and community can positively transform our lives, work and city! Find out more here. 

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Fairtrade City hosts Event for Fairtrade Fortnight

A group of erstwhile Fairtrade Supporters are arranging a Fairtrade Festival in the Clipper during Fairtrade Fortnight this year. The event will run from Thursday 28 February to March 2. Mary Elphinstone who is organising the event became a re-seller of Fairtrade goods with a monthly stall at her church in 2006. She was well…
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Neighbourhood and Communities Network Launch

The people who know best about their communities are the people who live in their communities, that is the view of the new Neighbourhood and Communities Network, which has been established to give local people a voice and enable them to bring about positive change where they live. The network which is being set up…
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Former Bond Agent Heads Octopus Body

The enthusiasm, determination and power of people living in Plymouth will drive real social change and help transform the city in 2019, believes the new Chief Executive Officer of POP+; the organisation which supports the city’s Voluntary and Community Sector. Matt Bell, takes over the position of CEO from Jacky Clift who retired in 2018…
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Celebrating the Language of Togetherness at Plymouth Graduation Party

As we walk into the community centre, there is an overwhelming sense of warmth and togetherness but that isn’t all. We are also greeted by the incredible scents of all the international food being prepared. This is because we’ve been personally invited to a graduation party for an ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL)…
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Devon Community Grants Fund

Have a good idea for your community? The Devon Community Grants Fund is an initiative to support people like you in setting up something to help people develop community-driven initiatives which support and empower people in Devon. Grants of up to £300 are available to support your idea and you don’t need to be a…
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A Year of POP+

The city reaps benefits from a vintage year at POP+ Vulnerable families, lonely older people and bored teenagers are among the many people in Plymouth whose lives have been transformed because of the Plymouth Octopus Project or POP+ as it is known. Last year the organisation which supports the voluntary and community sector in Plymouth,…
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Plymouth Energy Community – Curtains to Cold

Can you help say Curtains to Cold?! Plymouth Energy Community are starting a new Curtains to Cold project to provide curtains for cold homes as means of extra insulation for residents who simply can’t afford to buy them. PEC plan to collect used curtains, organise and store them, amend them if required and redistribute them…
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