Corona Virus (COVID-19) : Newtown Community Centre Closure

Due to rapidly changing circumstances and the importance of social distancing we have decided we must close the Newtown Community Centre until further notice.

The centre will be closed to the public from the afternoon of Friday 20th March.

Most groups have already cancelled or postponed their bookings. If you have an imminent booking please contact centre@newtowncommunity.org.uk as soon as possible. You can also text the bookings number on 07847 229 194.

Please note that your access code or key fob will no longer open the door. If you require access to your storage please contact us by email or text as above.

The NCA is looking at ways that the centre can safely be used to support the community in these dramatic times. Watch this space for further information.

Exeter City Council is acting as an umbrella organisation for all support efforts. You can join the their update group to be kept informed or get involved: https://www.facebook.com/groups/exeterupdates/

For current Corona information please check the following pages:

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Government Response:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Person to Manage the Community Centre

To express and interest and find out more, email secretary@newtowncommunity.org.uk

The closing date for applications is the 27th March 2020

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The Old Hut Has Left the Park

Hut 15 now finally demolished in Belmont Park.  The old timber clad temporary wartime barracks building was built in 1943 and was subsequently used in the years after the war by Exeter College as a classroom, there are residents of Newtown who remember being taught in it.  In 1988 it was adopted by Newtown Community Association as a community space used by local groups and for children parties.  It also provided the focus for many community events including regular Sunday afternoon social cafes, food festivals and as headquarters for the Respect Festival.  In 2014 it was decorated with the 50metre long commemorative bunting hand made by members of Newtown and the wider Exeter community to remember those members of Newtown who gave their lives in the 1st WW.  With the successful building of the new Newtown Community Centre to continue in the same tradition, the old building has had to be demolished but, excitingly, its days are not yet over!

The building has been sympathetically demolished so that it can be rebuilt in Silveridge Wood near Kingsbridge where it will provide a classroom and facilities for the Silveridge Wood Heritage Skills charity.  The charity aims to provide a ‘living museum’ that celebrates the traditional skills of craftsmen and women that have existed in the communities around the South Hams and offer opportunities for those who are interested to learn those skills too.  The absolute minimum has gone to waste, even the old storage heaters have been re-used by an arts project in Exeter, and bricks from the base reclaimed.

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

Newtown and St Leonards Community Builder Newlsetter

Click here to download the January 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 newtownstleonardscb@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Vision

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

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Newtown Community Choir

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

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Calendar

Check out the latest bookings and events.

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