About

This web site has been set up by a group of Alphington residents concerned that there was a lack of consultation by Exeter City Council on the proposed development to the south and west of Alphington of 500 dwellings within the city boundary. The site is not affiliated to any political party or local councillor.

The site has been extended to act as a forum for all residents of the Alphington Village area.

It is hoped that this web site will assist in the creation of a non-political forum for all of Alphington residents where they may get information and post comments related to this development and the larger Teignbridge development in the Matford brook area and beyond. It is our intention to fight to ensure that any development is appropriate to the area so that Alphington remains a pleasant place for its residents and their children. The current proposals by the council are NOT appropriate.

In relation to the Teignbridge development we recommended that residents made their views known directly to Teignbridge before the deadline of 2nd March 2012, and we attended the demonstration in Newton Abbot on that day by Teignbridge residents’ groups.

Around five hundred people visited the Teignbridge drop-in event in Alphington on 31st January 2012 and verbal feedback from that event suggested that many Alphington residents were unaware of either the proposed 500 house development in Alphington or the 2000 at Matford.

A public meeting was therefore arranged, on Saturday 25th February 2012 in Alphington Primary School. Leaflets were distributed throughout Alphington by residents. (Not by councillors). Click for Minutes 20120225

220 people attended the meeting on a day when there were local and national rugby matches, and great concern was evident. The community views section of this web site now includes some of the comments from residents.

This web site will be modified as information is received from residents. Please look at the web site at least weekly and check the news section. If you wish to submit articles or information please use the hotmail address alphingtonforum@hotmail.com.

The forum was founded by six residents who live close to the proposed development, and some of whom are still committee members.

Around 180 residents have registered with Alphington Forum.

The  Alphington_Forum_Constitution was approved at a meeting on 22nd April 2012, attended by 35 residents. Office bearers were elected.

More residents are currently participating in regular meetings, and if you feel you can contribute to meetings please email alphingtonforum@hotmail.com.

Various area/street representatives were also elected.

The 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on 26 February 2013. Notes of the AGM and details of office bearers and committee members for 2013 can be found by clicking AGM Minutes-20130226

Minutes of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 AGMs can be found on the Diary page

Committee and street representatives can be contacted by emailing alphingtonforum@hotmail.com