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.

 

Latest News

Society unveils plaque to commemorate Abraham Cann

A blue plaque was unveiled on April 7th commemorating Abraham Cann, champion wrestler in the Devonshire style
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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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Upcoming Events

17 September 2022
  • Open Morning 17 September 2022 at 10:30 - 12:00 The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT

    A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshments provided.  At 11am Lucy Mottram will give us a talk on Devon & Exeter Waste Management.

    Parking onsite is limited for disabled people only, telephone the Mint on 01392279786 to reserve a space. This City Centre venue is well served by public transport and there are public car parks nearby.

    Current Government guidance says mask wearing is no longer a requirement, but we respect peoples' choice to wear a mask to keep healthy.

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15 October 2022
  • Open Morning 15 October 2022 at 08:00 - 09:30 The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT

    A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshments provided. At 11am our Chairman Keith Lewis will give us a round up of recent Planning Decisions and ask for your thoughts on them.

    Parking onsite is limited for disabled people only, telephone the Mint on 01392279786 to reserve a space. This City Centre venue is well served by public transport and there are public car parks nearby.

    Current Government guidance says mask wearing is no longer a requirement, but we respect peoples' choice to wear a mask to keep healthy.

    See more details
26 November 2022
  • Annual General Meeting 26 November 2022 at 13:45 - 15:00 The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT

    The AGM is a chance for members to hold the Executive to account and issues to be raised regarding the running of the Society.

    This is an opportunity for members to stand for election to the Committee for the following year. This event is for paid up members only and only they will be allowed to vote on any decisions taken.

    Parking onsite is limited for disabled people only, telephone the Mint on 01392279786 to reserve a space. This City Centre venue is well served by public transport and there are public car parks nearby. 

     Current Government guidance says mask wearing is no longer a requirement, but we respect peoples' choice to wear a mask to keep healthy.

    See more details