Exeter Civic Society

Exeter Civic Society

Do you live or work in or around Exeter?

Would you like to know more about its history?

Or have your say on current redevelopments?

If so join us

Whether you’re a newcomer to Exeter or have lived here since before the War we’re sure you’ll love this great little city. It has a vibrant charm and a fascinating mix of buildings, and people! From the Roman Wall and Norman Castle to the lively city centre venues, shops and restaurants there is something for everyone. But a city is always changing, and those changes can be for the better or for the worse.

Exeter Civic Society was set up to care for Exeter and make sure that further redevelopments are of the highest possible standard for our city and for our quality of life. If you want to keep track of changes to the city, or find out more about its history you have come to the right place. Not only do we monitor new developments but we have talks about Exeter’s history and visits to local places, some of which you may not even know exist.

COVID 19 Arrangements.

With government rules restricting people meeting to groups of six, we suspended our meetings and outings in March 2020. Since September 2020 we have provided talks to our members via the internet, but visits and social gatherings are currently impossible. We hope to resume our talks from September 2021 but they will be at a new venue because our preferred venue, Belmont Chapel, is not available until 2022.

Officers of the society continue to monitor planning applications and City and County Council activity to ensure their proposals are appropriate for the people of Exeter. And where appropriate we seek the views of members via email.


Latest News

Exeter City Council is considering building homes on green spaces

The Society has released information to the media to highlight to the public that Exeter City Council is investigating the building of homes on several sensitive and green sites across the city
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New Heritage Trails

As a contribution to Heritage Open Days 2020, Exeter Civic Society has two new trails to help people discover more of the city's heritage.
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The Society calls for Clifton Hill residential proposals to be withdrawn by Exeter City Living

Exeter Civic Society has written to Exeter City Council asking them to withdraw their awful planning application for new housing on the site of the former Clifton Hill Sports Centre. The society has scrutinised the proposals in detail, and whilst the appearance of these contemporary homes is pleasing, we find them to be style over substance when we look into the detail.
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Upcoming Events

20 November 2021
  • Annual General Meeting 20 November 2021 at 10:30 - 12:00 The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT

    This is an event for members only, refreshments will be provided.

    New members are elected to the Executive Committee and Reports are given from the Secretary, the Treasurer and Chairman.

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11 December 2021
  • Open Morning 11 December 2021 at 10:30 - 12:00 The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT

    A Social event where members and guests are welcome and refreshment provided. At 10.45 Jon Bell will give a talk on Exeter Cinema.

    There is only limited parking available however, this City Centre venue is well served by public transport.

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