TOPSHAM, Devon

Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay

Topsham Rec Revitalisation

GREAT NEWS! Plans for the Revitalisation of the Rec are now well advanced. Topsham Community Association and Exeter City Council are now in a position to begin ordering additional equipment and amenities for the area within the fence. Existing equipment will be refurbished and the following new items will be installed, hopefully in June in time for the long school holidays:

Junior fitness trail; senior fitness trail; zip wire; rodeo board; springer see-saw; basket swing; petanque pitch; boat structure; multiplay structure; shelter; wide slide; kickback board; volleyball/badminton net; chess table.

The size, design and location of equipment has been carefully thought through to allow for safety, social and aesthetic considerations, with the central area of the Rec largely untouched, as requested in the community consultation. The final few hundreds of pounds raised will be spent on benches, planting and landscaping, making the area a focus in the community for everyone, whether for rest, play or exercise.

Topsham Community Association Matthews Hall, Fore Street , Topsham.

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