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Groups in Exeter Green Spaces Network


Exeter Green Spaces Network comprises a number of community groups whose main focus is the enhancement and protection of publicly accessible green space in their neighbourhood.

If you are a group like this, please join us.


Anne Close Play Area Improvement Group

Anne Close facebook


A small group of residents who want to improve the play equipment in their local park and also enhance the area, for people and wildlife, with a variety of planting.

Bloom' in St Thomas

Bloom in St Thomas Website

Bloom in St Thomas Facebook page

Bloom in St Thomas Twitter

We are a group of volunteers based in St Thomas, Exeter. We work together on various projects in our community, to enhance our local green spaces. Our aim is to encourage people to get out and about, be more active, and learn more about the horticultural heritage of our area. 

Clifton Hill Green Space Group

We have formed to protect this green space. Exeter City Council want to demolish the Clifton Leisure Centre and build on this green space. We are trying our best to change their minds.


Exeter Trees & Shrubs

Exeter Trees & Shrubs is not a group, but a website created to highlight issues about trees across the city and provide information about  our local trees. The website contains information about all nature reserves within the city too and much more.

YouTube Channel

Friends of Belmont Park

We are a subgroup of Newtown Community Association, set up to pursue improvements and redesign of the Belmont Park play area. We hope to turn our attention to other park issues in due course. 

Our Facebook page is

Friends of Exeter Ship Canal

Friends of Exeter Ship Canal Website

Friends of Exeter Ship Canal Facebook

Friends of Exeter Ship Canal Twitter

The Friends of Exeter Ship Canal are committed to the Canal being well-maintained, well-used, and greatly appreciated as part of the city’s heritage. Members have the opportunity to take part in volunteer conservation activities, learn new skills, help protect ecology and heritage, or become non-active supporters.

Friends of Eastern Fields

Friends of Eastern Fields Facebook Group

A group of local residents and volunteers, whose aims are to further progress the achievements of The Campaign for Eastern Fields for the continued protection and enhancement of Eastern Fields, to develop recreational and community use of Eastern Fields Town Green while maintaining its informal landscape and wildlife habitat.

Merrivale Park Association

The Merrivale Park play area has a toddler play ground, with swing and climbing frame, a  Multi-use Games Area (with flood lights) and an open green play area with football goals.

The multi use games area is suitable for a variety of ball sports.  The older children's play area features an agility trail with clatter bridge, wobble board, swinging steps and more.

It is a fantastic space for all ages to enjoy and a peaceful space for dog walkers.

Ludwell Life

Ludwell Life Website

Ludwell Life Facebook group

Ludwell Life Twitter

The overall purpose of Ludwell Life is to protect and increase the social and environmental value of Ludwell Valley Park – for people and for wildlife.

A community charity with over 40 volunteers,  based in and around Heavitree, working to reduce social isolation, increase participation in healthy lifestyles, build a sustainable community and help local people take an active role in their area.

Twitter as @PLHexeter

Instagram as parklifeheavitree

St David's in Bloom

St David's Neighbourhood Partnership identified the importance of our green spaces (and clean streets) in our Vision 2020 document. Volunteers work to improve our parks, verges, car parks and gardens. We enter RHS Britain in Bloom SW each year & this year won Gold.  We are now planning to create a Tree Trail by the end of 2018  


 For more on Exeter in Bloom, see Fb

We are a group of  Pennsylvania residents, who undertake regular clearing and tidying of open spaces bordered by Sheppard Road, Mayflower Avenue, Plassey Close, Linnet Close and Falkland Close. We also do work to increase wildlife. Our objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of residents on matters concerning the maintenance and improvement of our local environment.

Polsloe Community Association

Polsloe Community Website

Polsloe Community Facebook

Polsloe Community Twitter


Polsloe Community Association are a group of volunteers who put their heads together, look at local concerns, organise lovely free events for everyone to enjoy and generally do a little bit to make Polsloe an even better community for our residents, businesses, clubs, causes. Working together to improve & enhance the green spaces in the area for residents and wildlife to enjoy.

Wonford Planters

Wonford Planters Facebook page

Wonford planters Twitter

Wonford Planters are a small group of local residents and we began our journey in 2015. Our aim is to bring the community together by gardening, enhancing and improving the uncared-for green spaces for the benefit of Wonford residents and Exeter City. We’re working towards bringing the ‘Garden City’ ethos of 1928 back to Wonford!

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