Club and Trust back new St James community initiative

Exeter City became shareholders in St James Community Trust

Exeter City Football Club and its Supporters’ Trust have both signed up as shareholders in the new Exeter St James Community Trust.

The new Community Trust has been set up to enable projects identified in the St James Neighbourhood Plan to be turned into reality.  The first project to be addressed is the management and regeneration of Queen’s Crescent Garden.

The Football Club is situated at the heart of the area covered by the St James Forum.  The Forum created the first urban Neighbourhood Plan in the country and now the St James Community Trust is the first corporate body set up to achieve project identified in a neighbourhood plan.

Julian Tagg, Vice-Chairman of Exeter City Football Club, said: “We are a community Football Club so it is important to support a key local community initiative like this.

“St James Park is our home so we feel a real association with the Forum.  We wish the new Trust every good fortune and are delighted to be founding shareholders.”

Laurence Overend, Chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, added: “Community is central to our work as a Supporters’ Trust.  We will be encouraging our members to join the St James Community Trust and are very pleased to be corporate members ourselves.”

Click here for details on how to join the new St James Community Trust.