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 suspend our meetings and outings in March 2020. We held a successful talk in September via the internet and hope to provide more in the near future, but visits and social gatherings are impossible until some time in 2021.

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

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The Society calls for Clifton Hill residential proposals to be withdrawn by Exeter City Living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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Nicholas Hilliard commemorated with a blue plaque

Exeter Civic Society's latest blue plaque commemorates Nicholas Hilliard, Tudor miniaturist, and his connection to St Pancras church.
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Upcoming Events

15 May 2021
  • Talk for Civic Society members 15 May 2021 at 11:00 - 12:00

    Hugh DeSouza Deputy Station Manager Exmouth NCI will talk about the work of the Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution.

    Members will be sent a link nearer the time to this Zoom talk with joining instructions.

    Look forward to seeing many of you there.

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