The Poltimore Arms – in pictures

Built in 1886, the Poltimore Arms was an imposing building in the centre of Pinhoe Village.

Thanks to Chris Beer at Exeter Memories: the Poltimore Arms, likely in the 1950s
Updated to the 1990s, the Polti alongside Pearsons Supermarket
Before its demolition, at the centre of Pinhoe Village
The Poltimore Arms being demolished, 2018

Three Words About Green Spaces

Thank you so much to everyone who’s been making leaves and completing our Three Words survey. Did you find your survey in the latest edition of Pinhoe Press? Please drop your Three Words into the Little House at the top of Station Road. Or you can visit our website where you can upload a photo of your favourite place:

Here’s our first word cloud, featuring survey results from under 15s. Our project is a truly unique way for young people to share with their community how they feel about the trees and green spaces in Pinhoe – just look at the results: FUN, HAPPY, PEACEFUL, CALM, FREE were their top 5 words

Here are a couple of our favourite leaves:

Langaton Green Lane

photo: Marc Coton, 15 May 22

Thanks to Marc Coton for this pic of a deer taking advantage of the newly quiet Langaton Lane by Pinhoe’s Community Field.

As young bucks are dispersing to explore new territory at this time of year, the community field could be a valuable wildlife connection to the Minerva Country Park – just across the road.

Here’s the link to new consultation on the proposal for a Clyst Valley Trail which will connect Westclyst to the Exe Valley Trail, taking the walk all the way to Exmouth – please take a look. Wouldn’t it be great to create some routes to connect Pinhoe! As well as connecting Langaton Lane, how about the connection from Park Lane to Westclyst, which would also connect our historic Pinhoe Ridgeline and all the wildlife in Higher Field.


Please help to protect Pinhoe’s Higher Field for generations to come

A new appeal has been lodged by the developers who want to build on Higher Field. After the Council’s decision to protect the field as an important landscape feature of the Northern Hills, we must yet again rise to its defence.

Only 161 people in the whole of Exeter responded to the Local Plan 😮 We want to SMASH that total and show how much we care in Pinhoe! TWO THOUSAND people signed our petition, but the Council asked for quantitative data – for people to respond in ways they could measure. So we designed the threewords survey with a specialist data science team from the University of Exeter, the Environmental Futures and Data Impact Lab and Exeter City Futures, to answer that question. 

Visit to make your unique mark on the map

Providing Exeter City Council with this information will support their decisions to protect the Northern Hills – none of us can do it without you, please make your mark 🦋🐌🦇🦉🐦🐞🐯🐇🦔🐿🦡🌲🌳

There are special prizes for young people who join in because their voices are so important for all our futures. We’ll also deliver surveys if you can’t make it to the Little House and would prefer to write your three words on paper

Higher Field at the top of Park Lane / photo by Martyn Goss

Give Three Words

Thanks to IKEA and the National Lottery Community Fund, Pinhoe Village collaborated with groups across Exeter to create a project designed to help people speak up about the trees and green spaces that are dear to them

After several months working with cultural geographers at the University of Exeter, Gill Baker from Exeter Greenspaces Group (EGG) handed the project over to Pinhoe at the beginning of 2022. Since then, the Pinhoe Village team worked with the Art and Energy Collective culminating in a wonderful event at America Hall.

We spent the afternoon chatting with local residents, marking out the new Pinhoe map with special places and precious trees. Using leaf templates, we cut leaves from fabric squares which have been sewn onto a banner by Catherine West at Significant Seams.

We were able to serve our famous afternoon teas for everyone who came along – and even delivered some! Huge thanks to Maria for running a delicious event and Steve for all the local deliveries.

To make YOUR leaf, please contact us for a special kit which includes fabric and templates along with a survey to share your THREE WORDS: