Annual General Meeting
This year's AGM takes pace on Saturday 20th February, 10:00 - 12:00 in the hut in Belmont Park.
Click here for a PDF of the flier above. When it says "Scout Hut" it means just the hut (which looks like a scout hut but isn't!)
Click here for the secretary role profile.
Click here for information about being a Newtown Community Association trustee.
Contact Su at email@example.com for further information.
The Great Newtown Rhino Project Art Café was a roaring triumph with over 70 local people coming along and joining in. So far we have 45 completed rhino designs for the competition.
If you haven’t finished yours yet, make sure that you pop it in to the Scrapstore by the closing date of Saturday 30th January. The winning design will be painted onto our baby rhino – and the winner will receive a fabulous family ticket to Paignton Zoo.
More rhino café dates for your diary: Saturday 27 February, 2pm – 4pm: rhino art café & exhibition. Come and find out who is the winner of the competition, see all the entries and have fun making more art. Saturday 21st May, 2pm – 4pm: rhino art café & meet the finished baby rhino before she goes on her travels (but don’t worry, she’ll be back to live in Belmont Park later in the year!)
Find out more on the rhino project page.
Christmas Fayre 2015 - Thank-you!
On Sunday 29th afternoon there was a great turnout at our Craft Fair, in Belmont Hut, with stalls selling lots of craft and the cafe doing constant business throughout.
Thank you to all those that braved the weather. It was a great atmosphere with Christmas music playing and lots of festive cakes.
Thank you to all the stall holders and their enormous efforts making all the amazing craft and food they displayed and sold.
Also thank you so much to those that helped set up, serve and take money in the cafe and clear away.
We have left the small NCA Christmas tree up so it is there for anyone hiring the hut to use up until Christmas.
More photos on our Facebook pages www.facebook.com/NewtownCommunityAssociationCommunityEvents
Exeter Community Forum
Exeter Community Forum would like your help in developing a community strategy for Exeter.
New housing development is planned for many areas of the city, and developers now have to pay a levy to provide for community facilities. The Exeter Community Strategy will make plans for the future of the city over the next 10 years, and say how this money should be used to improve and develop local communities.
The next stage of the process is a series of 5 local events bringing together communities affected by development and those areas where there won't be so much.
Each of these events is an opportunity for people to:
- Find out more about the strategy and the developers’ levy and how it could affect your community
- Have your say about what your neighbourhood needs (whether or not there will be development happening locally to you)
- Have your say on how the money from the developers’ levy should be used.
If you'd like to read more about this please see http://exetercommunityforum.net/
Newtown Community Arts Group
Regular Sessions Mondays 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Open to Newtown residents of all ages and abilities - come and have fun, meet your neighbours and try out different art and craft activities. It's all FREE, funded by the People's Health Trust.
NCA Events Facebook Page
Booking the Hut
Belmont Hut, in the middle of Belmont Park (or Belmont Leisure Ground, if you will) is a fabulous community resource and the focus of many community events and activities. You can book the hut for your event. All the details are on the Hut Bookings Page. The calendar will tell you which slots are currently available.
Did you know that the sensory garden in Belmont Park is certainly the oldest in Britain and thought to be the oldest in the world? The community association has been involved in its recent relaunch. Check this out.
The Newtown Community Association
The Association exists to bring the wider Newtown community together by providing an affordable venue for activities and events.
We are based at The Hut in Belmont Park, Exeter, which we operate for groups, families and individuals to use as a venue for all kinds of activities and events.
We also organise or host events ourselves from time to time and take part in larger events in the park such as the Respect Festival.
How Can You Help?
We are ALWAYS looking for people to get involved in whichever capacity suits them from making cakes to editing the web site!
- Help in the cafe kitchen (every two months in the spring, summer and autumn).
- Bake cakes for the cafes.
- Join a sub-committee to organise an event.
- Help at events.
- Help with design of flyers ad posters.
- Help with hut maintenance.
- Come along to meetings and have your say (approximately every six weeks).
- Become an officer of the committee with special responsibility.
If you have skills to offer contact the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 01392 272793