News

Keep informed of all the latest happenings from in and around Exeter as well as the latest Exeter Civic Society news and information on our Blue Plaques programme by keeping an eye on this page.

A big thank you to all who helped running the stall at the Harbour Festival today. We cannot do these events without your help.
On Monday, 31 July 2023, a blue plaque for Dick Pym was unveiled in Topsham.
On Friday, 28 July 2023, Exeter Civic Society visited Gorst Energy Ltd in Clyst St Mary, outside Exeter, Oil Mill Lane, EX5 1AF.
In our response we pointed out that though the the aims of the proposals are to ‘reduce speeds, improve the public realm and improve facilities for sustainable travel’, the actual proposals do very little to improve facilities for sustainable travel. Indeed, the increase in the proposed parking spaces runs contrary to the aims for greater sustainability.
Friday 21st July 2023
Come and see the exhibition about Mary Willcocks in the foyer of Exeter Central Library.
The Society has put up a blue plaque to celebrate Mary Patricia Susan Willcocks (1869 - 1952), a Devon author, lecturer and campaigner. The plaque can found at 88 Pennsylvania Road, Exeter, Mary’s home from 1915 to 1941.
Exeter Civic Society ran a stall from 11 to 4 in front of the Custom House, at the first Heritage Harbour Festival 2023.
At the meeting of the 'Strategic Planning & Highways Group' on 3 May 2023, the group decided to start looking into setting up a new project: We want to look into what the catch phrase 'Active Travel' used by so many locally and defined so little really can mean for Exeter. Our pro-active thinking then hopefully will inform future planning initiatives of DCC and ECC. A small working group of us will also look into the situation with tree preservation in Exeter. Get into contact with us if you are interested in either of the two new activities (details see below).
On 13 April we submitted our response to the updated proposal from Water Lane DMC of their site.
ECS handed in its a five pages statement to East Devon Council and placed the statement online on Commonplace.