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 promised retrofit programme underway
Progress towards ending Rough Sleeping in Exeter
City Council Allotments proving ever more popular
Planting Exeter City Trees (in their thousands)
Labour delivering another great asset for the City
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.