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Mount Radford Lawn

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The latest state of our bid to acquire it for the community. ACV listing has been granted!

Road change trial - Magdalen Road

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Because of the pandemic and social distancing DCC are going to trial a one-way system in our 'village', they have requested opinions from traders and residents.

Coronarvirus

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What we are doing and where to get help.

Hospiscare Plant Sale - online

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With the help of Bicton College our plant sale can go ahead online.

Clifton Hill housing consultation

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An online consultation request, let the developers know what you think.

The Noticeboards

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Virtual & real.

Bull Meadow

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The sinking culvert problem

The Neighbourhood News

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The door-to-door paper newsletter which goes out to 3200 house in St Leonards

Wellbeing Exeter

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Newtown & St Leonards community newsletter.


The news of what's on and what's happening in St Leonards can be found in several places.

the Neighbourhood News

Our wonderful Neighbourhood News gets delivered to 3200 houses in the St Leonards area every six months and it contains articles, advertisements and up-coming events. To find out more go to the Neighbourhood News web page.

Noticeboards

Here is a link to our virtual noticeboard which shows the same events and posters as the real noticeboard which is on the green opposite the shops in Magdalen Road.

Wellbeing Exeter

The Newtown & St Leonards Community Builder monthly Newsletter contains a wealth of information about things going on in the area.

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Mobirise

You may be aware of the proposed sale of the Playing Field known as Mount Radford Lawn to developers for residential development. Their planning application was turned down, but they may appeal.
The SLNA has another vision for the use of the land, to see what that vision is click here.

Mobirise

Bull Meadow - Culvert problem.

You must have been on another planet if you have not noticed the fenced-off area in Bull Meadow Park which has been there for some years now. In Spring time it gets sewn with a wonderfully colourful mix of wild flowers which is the only good thing about it.
There is a “public service water sewer” underneath it which is collapsing and it is owned by South West Water who are challenging their responsibility to repair it and 69 other such sewers throughout Devon. They claim that it is the responsibility of the landowners to repair these sewers, that would mean, in a lot of cases, private residence’s owners would be responsible for the upkeep of the drains beneath them. After much discussion with Water UK who represent sewer companies, a protocol for such occurrences came into force in February this year and Exeter City Council (ECC) is trying to get SWW to follow this protocol.
ECC believe that “it’s fundamentally wrong for private homeowners and the tax payer to take on the responsibility for the failings of a private company who have had the ownership of these sewers for over 40 years and have invested little in their maintenance and upkeep.”
So let’s hope that something gets done about it soon and that the wild flowers can be sewn somewhere else nearby.
At 10/3/2020 a letter was written from Ben Bradshaw, Matthew Vizard, Richard Branston and Carol Whitton (our MP and Labour Councillors) to South West Water on the issue. READ IT.

Mobirise

The SLNA has given money to the Exeter Dissenters' Graveyard Trust for the renovation of a small, but historically important graveyard in St. Leonards. The work has now finished and the graveyard can be viewed on certain opening days. Go to their website for details and a full history of the project.