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NCA Committee

What is the 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 Community Centre 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. Click to see our Constitution Find us at by entering our number in the “Search of Regular Charities” box.

Running the Association

The Association is managed by the Trustees. We hold Committee meetings about every 6 weeks in the Community Centre (usually with a Zoom alternative as well). Any Member of NCA is welcome to attend and contribute, though only the Trustees vote at Committee meetings. If you would like to attend, please  email Steve Palmer ( Minutes of all our meetings are published on this page.

At intervals, we hold general meetings where there are local topics to discuss. EVERYONE interested in NEWTOWN is welcome to attend, not just Members (though only Members can vote). The more people that are at a meeting, the more useful (and fun) it is. Please come along.

We hold an Annual General Meeting. The AGM receives the Annual Report and Accounts of NCA, and elects Trustees.

Membership of NCA

Membership of NCA is open to anyone who supports the aims of the Association. You don’t have to be a resident of Newtown (though most Members will be), and the definition of the area of Newtown in the Constitution is not linked to electoral wards. Trustees must be Members of NCA. Only Members may vote at general meetings. We are especially keen to include young people as Members.

To become a Member, please download the form here (Word Document) fill it in and either email to Steve Palmer ( or post to NCA Secretary, Newtown Community Centre, Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Exeter EX1 2HQ.

There is a separate class of Membership for organisations – if you think an organisation that you are connected to would benefit from Membership of NCA and/or contribute to the aims of NCA, please contact the Secretary. Representatives of a Member Organisation have one vote at Member meetings; if those people are also Members in their own right, they will also have their own vote.

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