Useful Links

Civic Voice

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Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement. They make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. They promote Civic pride.

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The SVA are a member of the Civic Voice.



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The charity dedicated to the protection of rural England - protecting local countryside where there is threat, enhancing it where there is opportunity.

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Axe Vale & District Conservation Society

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The Axe Vale & District Conservation Society was formed c.1970 and was 'dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment in their area’.

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Otter Valley Association

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The Otter Valley Association was formed as an amenity society to interest residents and visitors in the history, geography, natural history, present architecture and future planning of this area of Devon.

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Exeter Civic Society

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The Exeter Civic Society was founded over 50 years ago and aims to monitor new development as well as providing information on historic Exeter.

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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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Much of the countryside surrounding Sidmouth has been designated an AONB. This means that special protection is given to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Sid Valley landscape. The coast also forms part of England's first natural World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast.

The East Devon AONB is notable for its varied and dramatic scenery, tranquil estuaries, sheer red mudstone cliffs, and wooded hills and combes.

To find out more visit the East Devon AONB website,


Sidmouth Arboretum


The arboretum project is the first of its kind in the UK, an arboretum which covers all the land within the local Sidmouth Town Council.

To find out more visit their website