The SLNA has been in existence for about 50 years, it was formed after a protest group was set up to protect Bull Meadow Park from being destroyed by the routing of a new Western Way.
Its aims are two-fold; 1) To promote community activities in the area of St Leonards so that it is a thriving and pleasant place to live. 2) To aim to build or acquire a community meeting place and activity facility.
The area of Exeter which we call 'ours' is not the same as the Ward boundary or the County region boundary, it is bordered by Heavitree Road, Western Way, The River Exe and Barrack Road. It is the area within which we deliver the Neighbourhood News to 3200 houses. See the map, click it to enlarge.
We have funds available to help community activities, clubs, groups etc start up and survive. We have two wonderful means of communicating with our community; our website which is kept updated and our wonderful Neighbourhood News which is distributed to 3200 houses in the area once every two months, it contains news, articles, puzzles, advertisements.
We might also support residents who feel that they have been badly treated by organisations or authorities.
We have an Annual General Meeting in the Spring each year to which the public is invited where local issues can be aired and discussed. To see the latest accounts.
We work closely with the traders in Magdalen Road who work hard to be our 'village', the beating heart of our community.
We put on events from time to time, the largest of which is the annual Christmas Fair in Magdalen Road which attracts thousands of people each year and is known as the best Christmas Fair in Exeter for its activities, stalls, entertainment and atmosphere. In 2019 we also held a 'Wellfest' in a closed Magdalen Road followed by a long-table supper for about 250 people! We are already planning to hold another one on the 21st June 2020, watch this space.
To see who is on our committee click here for the 'People' page in this website. It also shows contacts with the emergency services, City and County Councillors.