Pinhoe Business Network

People often ask for local business service recommendations on our social media pages. We’re pleased to share those recommendations here > * indicates most recommended

• Can anyone recommend a HANDYMAN for a job on my shed roof

Fix-it-Phil Pinhoe: 07961139438
Ben Woodman at DEVON ROOFING LTD: 07514 924987
DLS roofing specialist, fencing, groundworks: 07866 079051
First Call Handyman
Luc Gee Property Maintenance: 07784 605600

• Recommendation for a local TILER for my kitchen

Hawke Tiling Services: 07877 825054
Ryan Wallis
First Call Handyman

Fenton Property Service
Exeter Tiles With Style: 01392 200313 / 07917 340510

• Local Pilates / Yoga Classes

Amy Blythe: YOGA at Poltimore Village Hall > Fridays 9.30am
Dance Dynamix Fitness at America Hall > Thursdays 9.30am / 07462 321776
Pilates with Precision at America Hall > Mondays 6.15pm (beginners), 7.15pm (more advanced)
Wellbeing Exeter: FREE circuits class, green space at back of SaddleStone Road, Tithebarn Wed 5th October 6.15pm / register interest:

• Local Puppy Groups or Classes

LOCAL FRIENDLY DOG MEET UP: Tuesdays in Station Field at 6pm, look out for very handsome retriever Henry with owner Bernice
* Howard at Leaps and Hounds > / 07812 355496
Pawfect Pack Dog Training: 07526 772419
Tails and Trails > groups of dogs playing for an hour in a field, doggy day care etc / 07376 024824

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