St. Leonards Neighbourhood Association
NEWS AND EVENTS

LINKING GENERATIONS

This is a project which we have instigated in conjunction with St Leonards Primary School. On the 18th May, the day before the royal wedding on the 19th May 2018 the pupils played host to members of older generations in the area. There was tea and cakes and all those present chatted about previous royal events, the royal family past and present and made decorations for the event. Lots of activities had been prepared by the school as well as the SLNA. Many thanks to Tom Page the Headteacher and to all the staff at the school.

Hopefully this will be the start of many such generational links, if anyone would like to be involved in this project at any level please get in touch with the Chairman (see contacts page)

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VIRTUAL NOTICEBOARD

As well as this page we have started a virtual Noticeboard page which will replicate the real Noticeboard  which is situated opposite the shops on the Green. To see the virtual board click here.

Exeter Dissenters' Graveyard Trust

The renovation of the graveyard is nearly complete and it is open to the public twice a month. Open days are shown on our VIRTUAL NOTICEBOARD.

If the gates are locked the graveyard can be viewed through the new iron gates and its history can be read on an interpretation board and a take-away leaflet outside.

The EDGT website has all the news and information.

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BULL MEADOW

Summer 2016: after long delays due to difficulties with contractors, the playhouse was finally installed in the playground. It has been a popular addition to the playground.

2017:

This year we are working towards completing the gardening project. This work is happening in the area near the Jewish burial ground, next to the adventure playground. At this point we are considering working towards a butterfly friendly, aromatic garden, lots of colourful flowers & plants. Nothing set in stone, ideas always welcomed! Possibly raised beds to create paths around the area. We have engaged the services (for free) of a local landscape designer who is going to draw up some plans for the space & advise on plants, flowers & planting. Plans will be put out for consultation on the park notice board& on the Facebook page - hopefully this summer. Work won't commence until the Jewish burial grounds have completed work on their walls- we have been told this should happen by the end of the summer. We hope our work will happen late Autumn & Spring 2018. Once we have a firm plan we hope to be able to organise a community group of all ages, experience & ability to carry out the work.

Finally, after this work we hope we will have a small amount of money left in the account, which we were hoping could go towards a new children's picnic table - the old one was removed & not replaced; or bins with covers to try to prevent seagulls creating mess. We are in touch with the council to see what they will support & how far money could stretch.

Spring 2018, after the gardening project is complete, we envisage drawing the project to a close.

20/5/17

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The Neighbourhood Association would love communities within St Leonards to organise their own street/park/yard/green parties.

The Big Lunch pack has lots of ideas but if you need anything special such as advice on how to close your road or where to find tents or catering equipment etc, or even a bit of financial help, then just ask us.

stleonardsnassoc@gmail.com

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