St. Leonards Neighbourhood Association

Exeter Devon England Registered Charity Number:- 283568

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CURRENT TOPICS OF INTEREST

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MOUNT RADFORD LAWN

This is yet another very serious problem for the community. ERADE are moving to Exmouth and their site on the south side of Topsham Road is being developed into housing and a care home, but the playing field on the other side of Topsham Road is not part of that development. A public consultation was held by Burringtons on May 7th which displayed their ideas for placing 8 houses on the site, they were given a rough ride by most of the visitors. This is not yet a planning application. ECC Planning dept, Sport England and the National Planning Policy all say that as it is a playing field it will be protected. Call me cynical, but I am not reassured by the word ‘protected’. Burrington Estates have acquired the option to buy the land which they will do if they get planning permission.

I have been in conversation with ERADE over the last few years over this piece of land as I have a vision for it. A flat green playing field, the only one of its kind in St Leonards, with a much needed low-impact, multi-purpose community building to one side. Along the lines of the one being built in Belmont Park at the moment.

The community must not let us lose yet more green space to some ghastly ‘executive home’ development. Keep an eye on the website for updates on our efforts. Your help may be needed.

In the mean time could you please complete our survey and petition below, we need to show the City Council how the community feels about this development.

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We can't complain about something unless we have a better idea.

The Neighbourhood Association would like to put forward another, more community friendly option for Mount Radford Lawn. Click below to see our vision.

The survey and petition link is here.

Things seem to be moving quite fast on this issue so keep an eye on this page to get the latest news.

PLEASE TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY AND PETITION TO THE EXETER CITY COUNCIL TO PROTECT THIS PLAYING FIELD FOR THE COMMUNITY

OUR VISION FOR MOUNT RADFORD LAWN

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Generation Linking

In conjunction with St Leonards Primary School we have held two events linking older people in the area with children from the school. There has been a theme each time and all generations have taken part in activities and refreshments at the school. Conversation has flowed and friendships made.

A third event was planned for May 24th but unfortunately we have had to cancel it due to lack of support. We will be holding more generation events, maybe with a different format.

We are building up a list of people who would like to be kept informed of future Generation events, see the poster here. If you or anyone you know would like their names added to the list then please email or ring us.

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BULL MEADOW PARK - ALMSHOUSE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE good news!!

The Exeter Homes Trust put in a planning application for their plan to develop the almshouses in Fairpark Road. Exeter City Council announced that they were prepared to sell EHT a piece of Bull Meadow for easier vehicular access. A well organised campaign by the residents to oppose this sale put their views to the Council who met on the 17th January 2019 and decided unanimously that the sale should not take place. The matter then came up before the Executive Committee on the 12th February who decided that the land should be sold to EHT only if they achieved planning permission for the development.

WONDERFUL NEWS JUST IN (1/7/19):-

Between the community and our local councillors we have persuaded ECC that the land should not be sold - and it won't be!!

So Exeter Homes Trust wil have to re-think their plans.

 

An e-petition was set up on the Exeter City website which had to close on the 28th March. It received 415 signatures of objection.

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CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

CLICK FOR HINTS ON OBJECTING

 

CLICK TO SEE SOME LETTERS OF OBJECTION

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St Leonard’s pre-school is moving!

After a long search the St Leonard's pre-school has found a secure new home. Our new home from September 2019 will be at the South Street Baptist Church Palace Gate centre. 

The new pre-school hours will be: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 2.15pm (there can be flexibility on pick up times)

We will be running drop in sessions for children and parents to come and visit our new home on June 7th and June 21st 1.15pm- 2.15pm. Please come and see us!

Please direct all enquiries to Anne Dickinson: 07773 656751 or email c.a.dickinson1456@gmail.com

Our new address from August 2019 will be:

Palace Gate Centre

3, Palace Gate

Exeter

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FOR A LIST OF ALL THE ACTIVITIES YOU COULD GET INVOLVED WITH IN AND AROUND

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CLICK HERE