Newtown is changing

Mar 22, 2021

Live and Move are working with Exeter City Council and Devon County Council to find out if there are any improvements Newtown residents would like to see in their area.

We want to hear your view, so we can design improvements that will increase the ways you can connect with other people in your community and move around safely and easily in the Newtown area.

One of the aims is to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in Newtown, both because ‘Active Travel’ is good for our health and wellbeing and also to reduce traffic and carbon emissions, supporting the City Council’s Carbon Neutral 2030 plan.

The consultation is online, but residents in the Newtown area will be sent a letter inviting them to get in touch in other ways if they don’t have access or aren’t comfortable with the digital consultation platform.

Anyone who knows Newtown can join in and give their view.

James Bogue, Programme Lead, said, “The first phase of this project lasts for four weeks. It’s a chance for people to tell Live and Move and the council how to improve their neighbourhood to make it easier to walk and cycle. We’re interested in people’s views on things like pavements, play areas, cycle paths, crossings, access, trees, the list goes on. We will read every comment, so we would encourage people to tell us whatever is on their mind. This is how we’ll be able to really understand what local people want and how to make changes to Newtown that will make a positive difference.”

To give your view online, go to or follow the links on the Live and Move website or social media pages.

In 3 easy steps you can have your say about what you think would improve the Newtown area.

You can find out more on the Live and Move website and social media pages, where you’ll find updates throughout the process, including what is learned from the consultation process and what the council and Live and Move propose to do next.

Live and Move are the Exeter and Cranbrook Sport England Local Delivery Pilot. Working with organisations and community groups across the area, their vision is to support people in Exeter and Cranbrook to live happier, healthier, more active lives.

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