The Deepway Centre, Exminster

Enquiries: 07740 979977

deepwaytrust@yahoo.com

Exminster Deepway Centre is home to Exminster Pre-School and the Exminster Scout and Guide groups. It is available for private hire at very reasonable rates, and we welcome bookings from community groups, commercial organisations and private individuals. Please see our Bookings page for more details.

The main hall is a large bright space with accessible toilets and a small kitchen, opening onto a spacious enclosed garden equipped with outdoor lighting. In a picturesque setting next to the Deepway Green children's play park, the Deepway Centre has plenty of free parking and is situated within just a few minutes walk of Exminster village centre and bus stops.

The Centre is owned by Exminster Parish Council and managed by the Deepway Centre Trust, a registered charity with a committee of voluntary trustees and a part time Finance & Bookings Manager, Clare Hobbs.

Bookings

The Deepway Centre is available for private hire for meetings, parties and events on some evenings and most weekends. We have lots of availability during the school holidays.

The Centre offers:

  • a bright and spacious main hall, with modern tables and chairs
  • a compact kitchen with a cooker and microwave
  • separate male and female toilets including baby-changing facilities and a wheelchair accessible cubicle
  • an enclosed garden area with outdoor lighting
  • ample free parking

The Centre is located next to Deepway Green, a picturesque area of public open space including a children's playground, skatepark, MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), tennis court and playing field.

You can have exclusive use of the Centre from just £13 an hour (minimum hire 2 hours) and we welcome bookings from community groups, commercial organisations and private individuals.

To book, please check availability using the calendar, then email or telephone Clare Hobbs, our Finance & Bookings Manager, with your enquiry (contact details above). Clare works for the Trust on a very part-time basis so your patience is appreciated!

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The Trust

The Deepway Centre Trust (“the Trust”) is a registered charity (no.1005737) whose purpose is to maintain and operate the Deepway Centre in Exminster.

The Trust was established by Exminster Parish Council in September 1991. The Trust is managed by a group of eight trustees, comprising five elected from residents of the Parish at the Annual General Meeting of the Trust, together with a trustee nominated by Exminster Pre-School, a trustee nominated jointly by the Scouts and Guides, and a trustee nominated by the Parish Council.

The Trust Deed states that the purpose of the Trust is:

“to provide a community or village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the parish of Exminster in the county of Devon without distinction of political, religious or other opinions including use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupation and with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants of Exminster (and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing for the benefit of the Exminster playgroup and the Exminster scout and guide groups).

The Trust is responsible for keeping the exterior and main structure of the building (including the roof and the foundations) in good condition, as well as the repair and maintenance of the interior of the property, and is also responsible for the internal and external decoration of the property.

Clare is our part-time Finance & Bookings Manager who oversees the day-to-day running of the hall, manages bookings, maintains accounts and provides administrative support to the Trustees.

The Trustees are:

  1. Caroline Aird (Chairman)
  2. Christopher Walledge (Vice-Chairman)
  3. Andy Slaney
  4. Vacancy
  5. Vacancy
  6. Peter Chandler (nominated by Exminster Parish Council)
  7. Leah Barnes (nominated by Exminster Pre-School)
  8. David Allard (nominated by Exminster Scouts & Guides)

How to find us

Address: The Deepway Centre, Deepway Lane, Exminster EX6 8BG (please note, this is not a correspondence address)

The Deepway Centre is located a few minutes walk from Exminster village centre. There is ample free car parking as well as bike racks nearby.

Exminster is served by the B bus from Exeter City Centre and the number 2 bus service between Exeter, Dawlish and Newton Abbot.