13 07, 2020

The Shopper’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-10-01T22:07:41+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The Shopper's Guide to Topsham If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that good shops - distinctive, independent ones that showcase top quality locally-sourced products - are a real joy. And so it is with Topsham, where over 40 independent stores and many more local businesses create a slice of retail heaven like nowhere else in the Exeter area. A vibrant mix of old and new independent shops, the town has its own timeless charm. Hop off the Number 57 bus or try the half-hourly train service from Exeter, and [...]

13 07, 2020

The Family-friendly Guide to Topsham

By |2020-10-01T22:09:50+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The Family-friendly Guide to Topsham Whatever the time of year, Topsham is wonderfully outdoorsy with some of its best-loved features being waterside walks and pubs, a nature reserve and green views across east Devon - so it's perfect for kids and adults alike. It’s an easy-to-reach slice of nature, a short bus or train hop from Exeter, and fascinating for children of all ages, completely safe and fully family-friendly. If you come on a Saturday watch and listen for the Town Crier delivering local news with a difference, then [...]

13 07, 2020

The History Lover’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-10-01T22:10:56+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The History Lover's Guide to Topsham. If you love exploring the past as well as the present, Topsham is THE place to visit. Only four miles from Exeter yet feeling like a world away, this ancient estuary town has an impressive story to tell as you while away a very pleasant day out from the City. The town on the Exe estuary is easy to access by public transport as well as by car and on foot, and is best known for its fascinating maritime history. It was once [...]

13 07, 2020

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-10-01T22:11:51+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The Dog Lover's Guide to Topsham Are you a dog owner with time on your paws? Then take the short train or bus ride from Exeter to Topsham, the historic estuary town on the River Exe. The pretty historic streets make for a perfect walk that’s stimulating for everyone on two legs and four while almost all the pubs and cafes - and there are lots of them - are enthusiastically dog-friendly. Owners can buy fresh fish and artisan cheeses or tuck into a cream tea or fish and chips while [...]

13 07, 2020

Topsham’s Summer of Sounds

By |2020-09-05T19:13:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Music comes to Topsham every Saturday throughout the summer! Whether you're having a day out from the City, live locally or in Topsham for a 'staycation', make sure you are in the main shopping area, Fore Street on a Saturday morning. As part of the town's bounce-back to recovery, we are delighted to have a programmme of musicians for every Saturday throughout the summer. The programme kicked off in June with the well-known Sadie Horler singer-songwriter, and is followed by a whole host of local talent from guitarists, singers, double [...]

9 07, 2020

Topsham – We’re Good To Go!

By |2020-08-04T16:03:15+01:00July 9th, 2020|

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark recommended by Visit England to signal that a business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Although all the businesses that are open in Topsham are stringently following government guidelines, many have signed up to the additional "We're Good To Go" stamp of approval. The number of businesses involved is growing every day. This initiative, strongly supported by Exeter’s tourism and marketing service, [...]

17 06, 2020

Topsham Recovery Update

By |2020-06-18T20:51:20+01:00June 17th, 2020|

As you may know we have been doing everything we can to help in the recovery of Topsham on behalf of the local businesses. Following on from discussions at the Topsham Traders Meeting on Monday 15th June 2020 and the work we in Love Topsham have been doing regarding social distancing in town, we can now update everyone on our progress. Our objectives has been helped enormously by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, who has been in touch with the Director at Exeter City Council in charge of the Coronavirus [...]

5 06, 2020

Topsham’s Big Afternoon Tea – 27th June

By |2020-06-23T14:49:55+01:00June 5th, 2020|

Get ready for the first ever Topsham’s Big Afternoon Tea Saturday 27th June. The idea for the day came from local resident Hilary. With a farming background, Hilary wanted to support local growers who maybe facing a glut of produce such as strawberries this year, but also think about Topsham’s traders who have their own challenges due to COVID-19. With this in mind and following the resounding success of a locked-down VE Day party in Hilary’s street, Topsham’s Big Afternoon Tea was born. The Love Topsham team teamed [...]

25 03, 2020

A few words from Revd. Louise Grace

By |2020-03-25T22:29:13+00:00March 25th, 2020|

As we come to terms with unprecedented change over the past fortnight, and perhaps hold our breath as we face the next few months together, it's good to pause, draw breath, and be thankful that we live in such a close-knit community, where the spirit seems to show heaven on earth. On Wednesday, many of us joined in the worldwide call to pray the Lord's Prayer slowly and in unison with others, and the line that jumped out to me was 'on earth as it is in heaven'. [...]

6 03, 2020

Love Topsham Public Meeting Highlights

By |2020-03-14T23:39:48+00:00March 6th, 2020|

REPORT ON THE 2nd ANNUAL LOVE TOPSHAM PUBLIC MEETING FEBRUARY 27TH 2020 The Love Topsham team had their second annual public meeting, also celebrating the 1st birthday of the Love Topsham Card, on Thursday 27th February in Matthews Hall, Topsham. The purpose of the get together was to take a look at what the team had achieved in the last year, where the money had come from to fund these activities and what the plans were for 2020…as well as to rustle up some more volunteer help! The [...]

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