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More Progress at QCG

The new York Road entrance nears completion:

Looking into the garden with the newly built Queen's Crescent boundary wall in the distance ... 

York Road steps looking into the garden

........  and looking up to York Road 

York Road steps looking up

As soon as the rest of the railings and new central safety balustrade are installed these splendid new steps will be opened for all to enjoy.

The Trust is extremely grateful to Marshalls Commercial paving for the generous donation of the many pallets of granite which have appeared in the garden. These have been used to form the steps of the new entrance and the remainder will be used when we move on to the next phase of internal landscaping.Marshalls Acknowledgement of Donation

Residents choose Option 2 for Longbrook Planter

Option 2 won the day!

Soft yellows and blues with an architectural structure of Calamagrostis + seasonal bulbs

Base plants:
• Nepeta x faassenii
• Santolina rosmarinifolia var rosmarinifolia
• Calamagrostis brachytricha
• Aster Monch
• Amsonia tabernaemonana

Bulbs/seasonal uplifts:
• Galanthus nivalis
• Narcissus Thalia
• Eschscholzia Californica
• Tulipa sylvestris
• Scilla bifolia
• Allium sphaerocephalon

Look out for this transformative display next spring.


Have you joined our Community Trust yet?

Exeter St James Community Trust Ltd, set up by the Forum to take legal responsibility for the QCG project and any other projects brought forward that benefit the St James' community, is working hard to realise the vision first articulated by the community during the Forum's neighbourhood planning consultations.

Trust Membership is open to any individual, or any incorporated or non-incorporated organisation, keen to see the improvement of St James whether they live in St James or not.

The Forum would like to encourage each of our Members and Associate Members to become a member of the Trust. If this is something you have yet to get round to, why not complete the appropriate downloadable form today (click here and scroll down the page) and send it off with payment for a minimum of 5 £1 shares?

Become a member of this charitable society devoted exclusively to making St James a great place to live and work!


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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WELL, WELL, WELL..Find out more about the ancient holy well discovered in Well Street



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.

Congratulations from Nick Boles MP & Right Hon Don Foster MP CLICK

See the Neighbourhood Plan Main Document   CLICK