2019 AGM & Have Your Say

Last updated: 24th July 2020

Forum AGM 

Matt Huland, Exeter City Council's Resource and Recovery Manager, addressing members about new kerbside recycling plans prior to the Forum AGM on Wednesday 27 November.

AGM photo


Have Your Say

The annual “Have Your Say” meeting held at St Sidwell’s School on Wednesday 23 October attracted a bumper audience of local residents. The panel, chaired by the Forum’s Anne Jobson, was made up of representatives from Exeter City Council, the University and our DCC and ECC Councillors.

Panel from l to r: Peter Hearn (ECC), Cllr Keith Owen, Cllr Su Aves, Anne Jobson, Cllr Kevin Mitchell, Cllr Mike Mitchell, Matthew Hanna (Manager, Cifford House), Sunday Blake (University Students Guild), James Lindsay (University Students Guild).

A lively question and answer session prompted discussion on a variety of concerns. Matters raised included: traffic congestion in York Road, particularly at the junction with Longbrook street; parking problems exacerbated by a lack of enforcement of car free designation for new developments; speeding, notably along Howell Road, New North Road and Well Street; the high concentration of student accommodation and associated issues of anti-social behaviour, late night noise and rubbish; light pollution from the new PBSA Clifford House; and a disturbing absence of uniformed police presence in the city centre in the evenings, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when the High Street was described as resembling a war zone.

Apologies were received from the following who were disappointed not to be available to join the panel on the night: Insp Simon Arliss and PC Rob Deacock (Devon & Cornwall Police), Simon Hill (ECC Cleansing & Fleet Manager), Rory Cunningham (Exeter University Community Liaison Officer), Chris Rook (DCC Traffic Management Team Manager) and Cllr Percy Prowse (DCC).

Questions for any of these individuals may be sent to info@exterstjamesforum.org


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