Our manifesto states that we will continue to lead a well-run council working  to three key priorities:

  • Achieving Net zero Exeter 2030
  • Supporting active and healthy lifestyles
  • Building great neighbourhoods 

Below are our commitments under this priority, but first here are some articles which give a flavour of the sort of  work that our Council is doing linked to this priority.


Building great neighbourhoods


The city is already home to a rich network of diverse and friendly neighbourhoods. The aim is to protect and nurture these communities but also to ensure that existing and new residents will have a home that is secure, affordable and healthy in a balanced and connected neighbourhood.

Key additional outcomes we will deliver in the coming year:

  • Exeter City Council will bring forward a new Exeter Local Plan.
  • Support individuals and families in housing need.
  • Reduce the numbers presenting as homeless.
  • Address urban anti-social behaviour.
  • Support businesses to navigate through financial support packages/grants from Government.
  • Continue to deliver asset-based community development.
  • Refurbish West Garth Park.
  • Launch Play Streets to support local residents to close their street to traffic, connect with neighbours & friends and be active on their doorstep.
  • Manage the successful operation of the grants programme for communities and the arts through Council’s budgetary challenges.
  • Creating a new public art strategy for the city in partnership with the University of Exeter and Exeter Culture.
  • Work with UNESCO to transform Parliament Street into a tourist hotspot with Exeter City of Literature at its heart.
  • RAMM’s focus will be on supporting Exeter and Devon’s social and economic recovery by:
    •   Supporting place making through a campaign highlighting ’Treasures at RAMM’.
    • Creating mental health and well-being activities, making a specific social contribution to our community.
    • Continuing our work with the LGBQ+ community through the project ‘Out & About: Queering the Museum’.
    • Developing new project activity with partners that range from the University through to Magic Carpet, CEDA, Pelican Project.
    • Further developing our digital resources, maintaining selected activity that has proved successful in extending our audience ‘reach’ during lockdown
    • Launching the Trade and Exchange Project – utilising the windows of empty shop retail units to respond to the collections at the Devon & Exeter Institute.
Exeter - A city with great neighbourhoods and communities
Exeter - A city with great neighbourhoods and communities
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