Warm Space

The centre is open as a warm space throughout the winter months, below are our dates for March:
  • Wednesday 1st, Make Do & Mend – 10:00 – 12:00
  • Friday 3rd, Digital Inclusion Café – 13:30 – 15:00
  • Monday 6th, Warm Space – 10:30 – 12:00
  • Thursday 9th, Warm Space – 14:00 – 15:30
  • Monday 13th, Warm Space – 10:30 – 12:00
  • Friday 17th, Social Cafe – 13:30 – 15:00 (suggested donation £2)
  • Monday 20th, Warm Space – 10:30 – 12:00
  • Thursday 23rd, Warm Space – 14:00 – 15:30
  • Monday 27th, Warm Space – 10:30 – 12:00
  • Thursday 30th, Warm Space – 14:00 – 15:30
Please do drop by for a warm cup of tea, coffee and a chat, everyone welcome!

Newtown and St Leonards Community Builder Newlsetter

Click here to download the March/April 2023 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!

Do You Need Help or Someone to Talk to?

Or are you able to offer help to a neighbour in Newtown?

…for example with dog walking, shopping, prescription collection,…

If so, please get in touch with Jayne, Su and Rory, at:


You can also reach Exeter Community Wellbeing on 01392 265 000.

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.