Recent News

WEA Autumn Programme

Full details of WEA’s Autumn Programme of courses and lectures are now available.Autumn 17 Leaflet

Call For Greater Protection for Historic Buildings

The Architects Journal have written a thoughtful article about the wanton destruction of a rare 17th century ceiling in Bristol, calling for greater protection for features in unlisted buildings.

Tiverton EUE New A361 Junction Phase 1

Griffiths, the civil engineering and construction company responsible for constructing the left in/left out junction, have issued an information leaflet, and many local residents will have received a copy.

Letter Concerning Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension

Christopher Bell and TCS member Dennis Cook have written another excellent letter to the Tiverton Gazette: Letter Tiverton Gazette 4 July 2017 . This reflects our own views, and, no doubt, those of many others: if developed, as now planned, the road traffic from Eastern Urban Extension could have disastrous implications for Blundell’s School and residents in Blundell’s Road. The full A361 junction must be built well before 1,000 houses are built, and before Area B is started!

Hillersdon House

Those who came on our very interesting visit to Hillersdon House on June 14th may be interested in this article from the Tatler:

Campaign to Protect Rural England Devon.

The CPRE Devon Spring Newsletter, which includes items about proposed developments at M5 Junction 27 (Sampford Peverell) and Junction 28 (Cullompton), is now available.

Civic Voice Anniversary

Civic Voice celebrated its seventh anniversary on April 17th.

A short video, ‘Civic Voice: Shaping the Future for the Better’, discusses the aims, importance and achievements of the organisation.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE Devon have produced a very interesting short film.

CPRE have also released a short video outlining their achievements in 2016: ‘Standing up for the Countryside’

Housing White Paper

We fully support Civic Voice’s views about the need for more housing, the importance of speeding up delivery and their cautious support for the Housing White Paper.

Visitors to this Website

In 2016 there were 1535 visitors to this website, and 3037 views, the Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments Page easily being the most popular. The most common visitors were from the United Kingdom (85%), USA and Canada.

2017 should be an even busier year, there having been 1203 views before April 4th.


Tiverton Floods in 1960flood-a3-2

Following the fine presentation by Ian Hunter and Chris Khan from The Environment Agency on Tuesday, October 25th, they have kindly sent an extensive collection of photographs of the dramatic 1960 floods in Tiverton. These will be found here:1960-flooding-in-tiverton-f in a downloadable zip file  Ian and Chris would, on request, be very happy to provide photographs for other locations


Planning Committee on 29th March 2017 – see the Archives Page

Pictures accompanying the article on John Heathcoat in the November 2016 Newsletter – see the Archives Page

Oil Paintings in Tiverton Town Hall – see the Archives Page

Flood Risk – see the Archives Page.

Diesel Emissions – see the Archives Page.

J.D.Salinger in Tiverton – see the Archives Page.