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A heartfelt thank you to all who popped along to support the pop-up plant sale held in Queen's Crescent Garden on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July. 

We are grateful to all who helped make it such a successful event, particularly those who donated plants and those who turned up to buy them! Your efforts raised much needed funds for both Forum and Trust. Thank you.

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Getting ready for the sale before the bargain hunters arrive. 


Queen's Crescent Garden - Latest

First the Good News!

Ramping up for the final phase of Boundary Restoration

New entrance pic

The second new entrance. A third and final entrance, this time from York Road, soon to be completed.

The pillars pictured here o be capped in local style at a later stage.

Completion of the Boundary - Now out to tender!

As soon as a builder is appointed work will commence on the completion of the perimeter walls and creation of the final new entrance into the garden.

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Yet more progress

  • detailed plans for the internal layout have been prepared
  • developed from the community's own masterplan
  • submitted to Exeter City Council - decision awaited


Now some disappointing news

Rise & Shine event pic.Remember the great time enjoyed at previous  events in Queen's Crescent Garden?  Unfortunately the event planned for this summer on Saturday 6 July has had to be cancelled owing to a clash of dates with Exeter Festival.The considerable effort required of volunteers could not be justified when attractions elsewhere would inevitably draw the crowds. Sadly an alternative date has not proved possible.

Apologies to all who were looking forward to the event and especially those green-fingered amongst you who have been tending to plants to donate.

However depending on volunteer support it may be possible to organise occasional pop-up plant sales and such like at the entrance to the garden. If you have plants or are willing to help contact us at info@exeterstjamesforum.org

An announcement of a date for the next community event will need to wait until the timing of the regeneration work becomes clear but when it happens we'll make sure it's a good one!

We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in getting involved with future events.


ESJF LEGAL FUND ..........

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Welcome to the Exeter St James Forum website where we bring you news, features, information and announcements about a Neighbourhood Plan to enhance the area in which we live.

The Government has introduced new planning policies which have given more power to local people. The Localism Act was given Royal Assent in November 2011 and communities are being encouraged to prepare neighbourhood plans to influence what happens in their area.

A group of residents’ associations and individuals, representing most parts of St James, joined forces as the Exeter St James Forum with the aim of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the ward. Following a two year process the Plan received a 'Big Yes Vote' in a referendum on, 2 May 2013. The now fully adopted plan sets out a vision for St James and our priorities for the future. Exeter City Council and Devon County Council will take the plan into account when making planning and development decisions. The plan should also help the community to secure funding for projects to improve the area. Find out more.

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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the St James’ Forum on 2 July 2016



Following on from a Big Yes vote for Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan on 2nd May 2013, the Plan was officially adopted by Exeter City Council on 16 July 2013. Find out more in Newsletter 18

The Plan now forms part of Exeter’s statutory development plans and the policies it contains will be used to help determine planning applications.

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