Our Old Hut Lives On

Now that the new centre is open our beloved old hut is to be removed during January and February. It belongs to the council and has to be removed under the terms of the planning permission for the new building.

We are excited to say, however, that even after so many years of sterling service in the park, a new home has been found for it. The building frame will be taken down and rebuilt at an outdoor education centre near Kingsbridge. Those parts which are uneconomical to reuse will be disposed of by the contractor and recycled where possible.

The phases of the dismantling process are summarised below.  It is anticipated that a fenced-off area will be in place between 20th January and 7th February to ensure the safety and security of the site. The red and yellow gates into the play area will be unusable during this period. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.













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Next Social Café, Wednesday 15th January

September 21st 2019:

Newtown Community Centre Opens in Belmont Park

Deputy Mayor and 3 Chairs (photo: Jerry Fox)

Vision Project Comes to Fruition

Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Yolonda Henson cuts the ribbon, declaring our fabulous new building open. Next to her are former NCA chairs Rory McNeile, who has worked tirelessly on the project over the last 5 years, and Ian Harrison, who instigated what became known as the Vision Project and whose cheerful perseverance got the whole thing off the ground all those years ago.

The NCA was delighted that so many turned out to celebrate the opening on Saturday 21st.

Enjoying the new centre inside and out (photo: Wendy Bodell)

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 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 newtownstleonardscb@gmail.com.

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




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