February update

We’re getting ready for spring! Jon Freeman from Clyst Great Trees introduced our project to map new walking and cycling routes across Pinhoe. We also announced a series of Spring workshops with silk painting, knitting, embroidery and quilting for our new Parish Map AND news of tree planting in the new woodland at Monkerton Ridge.

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting. And special thanks to Cllr Hilary Ackland for assisting with our rights of way enquiries, and to Cllr David Harvey for investigating the fate of the beautiful oaks on Church Hill. We’ll keep you posted…

Dates for your diary >>

Workshops for our new Parish Map project will be announced soon! We’re looking for anyone who is interested in translating moments of local history into a beautiful piece of art for Pinhoe.

If you can knit, sew, embroider, quilt, crochet, map reading – or if you’re interested in learning any of these skills, OUR WORKSHOPS ARE FOR YOU!

Following our funding support from the National Lottery Communities Fund, we are able to get this project started. Thank you to everyone who bought a lottery ticket – you made this project happen!

The National Lottery Communities Fund – celebrating 25 years


We’re really thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded £970 by the National Lottery Communities Fund to help us begin our Parish Map of Pinhoe!

We’re going to host a series of 4 workshops with textile artist Ile Ashworth, inspired by her beautiful silk paintings. Gleaning details from various historical sources we’ve gathered over the last year, we’ll gradually map details onto 4 quilted panels using embroidery, quilting, silk painting and beadwork.

Work on these panels will begin in our workshops very soon – and will be followed by an exhibition to showcase and celebrate our National Lottery Community Funding.

Everyone is welcome to join us! Whether your skills are in identifying historical landmarks, quilting, embroidery or whether you’d just like to try your hand at silk painting!

More details on timings soon – but please register your interest and skills by contacting us: mail@portfoliofive.co.uk

There’ll also be more information at our next meeting on Tuesday 4th February in the Hall Church at 11am.


Thanks to everyone who supported our Memories of Pinhoe exhibition – with raffle sales, delicious mince pies and our special Pinhoe 2020 Calendar, we are delighted to have raised funds to support our activities this coming year.

At the end of last year, we promised a discussion of TRAFFIC CONCERNS across Pinhoe, following on from meetings with Will Pratt from Devon County Council Highways. Problems on Park Lane and Church Hill remain at crisis point and several new planning proposals are coming through, including proposals for the new Lidl which raises great concern about traffic levels for residents in Summerway.

Following the establishment of the PINHOE FORUM group, it was decided that they would host the Traffic Meeting and produce a report documenting their community consultation. They will collect all your opinions and present the report to Devon County Council Highways. This meeting is WEDNESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY in Alicia’s at 7pm and we encourage as many people as possible to document their concerns.

The PINHOE FORUM group has applied to Exeter City Council to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Pinhoe – it’s a really exciting opportunity to shape the future of Pinhoe and we are pleased to support their vision. Everyone who lives and/or works in Pinhoe is encouraged to join the group: www.pinhoe.org as it’s really important that members from across all ages and all parts of the Pinhoe ward join the consultation.

Treasure Trove!

Special thanks to Margaret and Dave Mogford, who came to our evening meeting in October with the most amazing collection of photographs of Old Pinhoe.

We’re planning to re-stage their amazing exhibition as a special Christmas treat for Pinhoe, so WATCH THIS SPACE!