Then, Now & Next Walk: Countess Wear / Heavitree Loop
Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 14:00-16:00
2pm meet at the Tally Ho pub in Countess Wear
Our June walk will be the delayed one for May, and will be a circular walk taking us from Countess Wear to Heavitree and back: incorporating Duckes Meadow, Northbrook Park, Ludwell Valley and parts of Whipton. Let us hope we have walking weather and all will be fit to go!
Open Morning: Peter Knight, Managing Director Stagecoach South West, on ‘Challenges of Running the Bus Service’
Saturday 18th May 2024 at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. Many people rely on Stagecoach buses, but they are not always reliable. More people would use them if they were and so reduce the amount of traffic on the road. But running a bus service and making it reliable isn't an easy task. At 11a.m. Peter Knight, Managing Director Stagecoach South West, will talk about the challenges of running the service and the bus station.
Then, Now & Next Walk: Wilder Parts of North Exeter — Cancelled due to muddy lanes
Wednesday 3rd April 2024 at 14:00-16:00
CANCELLED Carpark at the top of Pennsylvania Hill (on the left)
This was too ambitious, given the weather we recently have had. Jim checked the paths for us and it is way too muddy. So we will have to reschedule this walk for a dryer time. We are currently thinking whether we can put something else in place for 3 April, so watch the site! Original announcement: April and high time for getting out: this time we want to explore Exeter's northern border with a country walk, mostly on paths and bridleways. Bring firm footwear. We hope to see lots of wild flowers and maybe the odd other wild life as well.
Presentation/Teach-In: Planning Issues – How does it Work?
Monday 4th March 2024 at 10:15-12:00
Exeter Community Centre on St Davids Hill
Interested in planning issues but uncertain how the process works and how to take part? This is the meeting for you. Our members, Paul Barkley and Chris Dent, both planning experts, will host a presentation and teach-in which will bring you fully up to speed and enable you to have a say about planning issues in your street or neighbourhood and more widely across the City. Please let Keith Lewis know by email (keithatecs@gmail.com) if you wish to attend so we can manage numbers and send members any presentation materials in advance. Non members are welcome to attend if places are available so please send an email if you are interested.
Then, Now and Next Walk: Ancient Buildings and some Bridges
Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 14:00-16:00
Start outside the Guildhall at 2m.
Our walk will start and finish at the Guildhall and will be about 3 Miles. It will include St Nicholas Priory, the Medieval bridge, the suspension bridge, the Quay and parts of the riverbank.
Then, Now & Next Walk: Three Parks and a River
Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 14:00-16:00
War Memorial, Northernhay Gardens, start at 2pm.
Our February walk will be a circular one - to blow off any January cobwebs: through Exeter parks and along the river. It starts at the War Memorial in Northernhay Gardens, includes the Iron Bridge, Millenium Bridge, St Thomas pleasure gardens and Bury Meadow. Jim will lead us through interesting sites and provides us with some history.
Open Morning: Martin Watts on Exe Island Mills.
Saturday 20th April 2024 at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. At 11a.m. Martin Watts will give a presentation on Exe Island Mills.
Open Morning: Cllr Anne Jobson on ‘History, Height and Heritage – How to Build a Modern City’
Saturday 16th March 2024 at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. At 11a.m. Cllr Anne Jobson will talk on 'History, Height and Heritage - How to Build a Modern City'. The image in this advert is not linked to Cllr Jobson's talk, but shows a current proposal for heights in the city centre.
Open Meeting: Cllr Phil Bialyk and Cllr Emma Morse on the ‘Full Draft of the Exeter Plan’
Saturday 20th January 2024 at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. At 11a.m. Exeter City Council Leader Cllr Phil Bialyk and Cllr Emma Morse will speak on the 'Full Draft of the Exeter Plan', the vision behind it, the current state of the document and how ECC will proceed from here.
Open Morning: Dr Ian Varndell on ‘Saving Graves: Ten years of the Exeter Dissenters’ Graveyard Trust’
Saturday 17th February 2024 at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. At 11a.m. Dr Ian M. Varndell will inform us about the work of the Exeter Dissenters' Graveyard Trust.
Blue Plaque Unveiling: George Gissing
Friday 8th December 2023 at 11:00
25 Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LG; please email Hilary Neville at hneville.ecs@btinternet.com if you plan to come along to the plaque unveiling, so that we have an idea of numbers.
Our next plaque will commemorate the novelist George Gissing, who lived in the city between 1891 and 1893. The plaque will be unveiled at 11:00, at 25 Heavitree Road, EX1 2LG, by Professor Richard Dennis - all welcome. Afterwards we’ll have coffee at the cafe at the Barnfield Theatre on Barnfield Road - a place visited by George Gissing many times when it housed the Exeter Literary Society. Please email Hilary Neville at hneville.ecs@btinternet.com if you plan to come along to the plaque unveiling, so that we have an idea of numbers.
Then, Now & Next Walk: Exploring Polsloe
Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 14:00-16:00
Meet on the corner of Mount Pleasant / Pinhoe Road, outside Henry's Bar, EX4 7AB