Preparations for the readiness of our new community building continue apace

GoodGym, Tuesday 20th August

GoodGym are a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good locally. The NCA is delighted that for their Exeter launch event on Tuesday evening they have chosen to help us with various clean-up jobs around the new building. In doing so, they will also be helping the Newtown Preschool as one of the jobs is to move some excess topsoil (the heap next to the old hut) over to the preschool. They’ll also be clearing stones from around the play equipment, helping with some planting and generally tidying up.

Click here for GoodGym’s Exeter Launch Page where you can sign up for the short run from the Phoenix to Belmont Park. I’ll be joining them (you’ll see me at the back, just ahead, hopefully, of the tail walker).

We still need to borrow more tools for Tuesday (20th) evening. Do you have any spades, shovels, forks, garden or lawn rakes, outdoor brooms, trowels or weeding tools that you could lend us? If so, please bring them along to the park between 6 and 6:30 on Tuesday evening, when Rory will be on hand sorting things out for the arrival of the runners at 6:45. If you have any questions, email or call Peter on 07946 637 782.

Putting out Fires

John of Exeter Fire Protection, who installed our extinguishers, delivered essential advice in a fire training session which involved Rory  and Diane (of the Woodcraft Folk) getting to grips with the different types of extinguisher.

The Woodcraft Folk are the longest standing user of the old hut and both they and the NCA are looking forward to their moving to the new building in September.




Carpet Tile Appeal

We will be using carpet tiles in the upper room. They cost about £5 each and we need a load of them. If you would like to make a donation towards their purchase, you can do so by making a transfer to the NCA bank account (30-99-08  22880468) with reference “Carpet Tiles”. Unless you want to remain anonymous, please drop us a line at .uk so that we know who you are and can thank-you.

New Building Opening Event 21st September 2019

The final touches are being made to our fantastic new building in Belmont Park before it passes a final inspection enabling its public use.

The big opening event is on Saturday the 21st of September from 11am – 3pm. This will showcase various activities that take place in the centre: there will be sessions from the Newtown Roots Band and Newtown Community Choir (both of which you can participate in); Qigong; Pilates and various others. There will be people on hand to answer questions about booking and using the new building and to hear ideas people may have about the association and its activities. There will be a craft activity for all ages, the NCA cafe will be open for tea and cakes alongside other food outlets. Gosh! If you live in Newtown – or anywhere for that matter – you won’t want to miss it.

If you have any questions, or would like to help (we’re looking for people to help with catering, publicity, setting-up and clearing away… it’ll be fun!) contact Peter on 07946 637 782 or email




Newtown and St Leonards Community Builder Newlsetter

Click here to download the August edition of Community Builder newsletter for Newtown and St Leonards.

Written and compiled by our Community Builder, Jayne Leaver, who is on Facebook @CBnewtownstleonards, the newsletter is issued every couple of months. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future copies please drop Jayne a line at

There’s loads a good local information in there. Take a look!



Did you know that you can practice yoga in the Hut on Monday evenings?

Download a copy of the flier here.

Pilates at Belmont Park Hut Monday 18:00-19:00 & Tuesday 10:00-11:00
Improve Posture, Mobility & Balance
Gain core strength & flexibility
Have Fun & learn to relax! &

Download a copy of the flier here.

Spanish Tuition at Belmont Park Hut on Tuesdays Beginners & Intermediate Courses

More information at:
& Facebook: Exeter Spanish School for Adults

Download a copy of the flier here




Welcome to Newtown Community Association

The objectives of the Association are to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Newtown, Exeter. This is without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, nationality, age, disability, race or of political, religious or other opinions. We endeavour to do this in association with Newtown’s inhabitants, with the statutory authorities and with voluntary and other organisations. We seek to advance education and to provide facilities, in the interests of social welfare, recreation and leisure, with the object of improving the conditions of Newtown’s inhabitants.

We do this mainly by maintaining the Hut in Belmont Park as a community resource and by promoting other charitable purposes from time to time.

We are a UK registered charity, number 1173331. Find us at by entering our number in the “Search of Regular Charities” box.


Our project to build a new ‘Hut’ in Belmont Park.

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We meet at 7:15pm most term-time Tuesdays in the Hut in Belmont Park.

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