Pinhoe is lucky to have a rich history of local people working generously to support their community
Established as Pinhoe’s main community centre, America Hall was built with funds donated by the families and friends of American servicemen who were stationed in Devon during the Second World War. Opened in 1952, it provides facilities for a wide range of local businesses, community groups and religious organisations. Click here for their diary of events
CLYST CARING FRIENDS
Based at Pinhoe and Broadclyst Medical Practice, this local charity is a voluntary organisation supporting elderly people. Their purpose-built day centre in Broadclyst runs 3 sessions each week and is managed by qualified staff; volunteers run their charity shop behind the Post Office in Broadclyst. Weekly coffee mornings are held each Monday at 9.30am in the Heart of Oak on Main Road. Click here to visit their website
“Founded in 1986, Clyst Caring Friends began as a transport service when Dr Walker of Pinhoe Surgery realised there was a need locally to help patients get to and from their surgery appointments”
PINHOE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (PCA)
This longstanding local charity was established in 1972 but sadly is no longer functioning as membership declined and the PCA team have been unable to progress with meetings for several years
PINHOE COMMUNITY HUB
A new community centre is planned for Station Road Playing Fields, alongside Pinhoe Station. After receiving a substantial grant from Exeter City Council, Trustees are working on a plan to raise the remaining building costs (approx £1m of a £2m budget). Latest estimates for beginning building work range from 2025-26. The Hub Team continue to run local fundraising events including quizzes, fairs and pig racing evenings. More detailed information here
This not-for-profit community magazine publishes news including the church diary, information from local groups and clubs, plus updates from local councillors and community organisations. The publishing team are always grateful for new sponsorship and people to help with delivery as Pinhoe continues to expand.
Founded in 2019 to research and celebrate local history, Pinhoe Village is developing a community archive alongside an annual fundraising calendar.
Members of Pinhoe Village formed Pinhoe Community Support and the Community Helpline during Covid lockdowns, providing years of support for our community including delivering over 2000 plates of afternoon teas, thousands of prescriptions, and countless shopping deliveries. We remain deeply grateful to all the dedicated volunteers across Pinhoe. The Little House, funded by local donations and refurbished by volunteers, still sits at the top of Station Road sharing books, films and the occasional donations of fresh fruit and veg.
Pinhoe Village continues a wide range of support activities, local archive and events facilitated by a small team of volunteers – to join please contact Kate: mail@portfoliofive
With areas in Pinhoe closer to Whipton than Pinhoe’s village centre, Whipton Hall provides a wide range of activities and events for the local community. The Whipton Community Association is a charity run by volunteers who are always keen to speak to anyone interested in getting involved. Please contact Wendy Bodell: firstname.lastname@example.org