Welcome to our website!

Welcome to the Thornton West Residents’ Association (TWRA) website where we bring you news, features, information and announcements about local events and activities.


TWRA is a residents’ association representing households in our five streets –Thornton Hill, West Avenue, Waverley Avenue, Hillside Avenue and Highcross Road. Our aim in TWRA is to maintain the standards of an area of family houses and to promote community spirit. We keep you informed of issues affecting our area and, when necessary, take action to defend the values of our area which, we believe, so many of the people living here find attractive and desirable.

The Thornton West neighbourhood is a Conservation Area, comprising 130 houses predominantly of the Arts & Crafts period. Most of the houses are unique in design and boast features and characteristics that make this part of Exeter an area of significant architectural and historic interest. We believe that these qualities should be recognised, maintained and cherished.

The information on this website is offered in good faith and we take care to make sure that the information is accurate. We do not, however, guarantee the accuracy of the content and shall not be liable for any loss or damages that may result to a third party who uses the website.

Find out more about the Exeter St James Forum and the development of a Neighbourhood  Plan to enhance the area in which we live  CLICK 


See our scrap book of past events 












Talent on Your DOORSTEP

James Tatum

Clare Elsom

Dave Johnson

Ron Tiner

Ray Berger 

Ann Harris

Hazel Harvey

Colin Pill

Aylwyn Bowen

Ginny Lyons

Bee Harley

More soon! Please contact us if you would like your profile adding to the list.

TWRA GAZEBOS and OUTDOOR EVENT EQUPIMENT – Members and residents of our roads are welcome to borrow the TWRA outdoor event equipment – We have four large 3m x 6m gazebos, 6 tables and outdoor lighting. Whilst we are insured for our own events, you will need to arrange this for your own purposes.

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For the best in local produce the Love Local Food van is parked at the top of Thornton Hill every Saturday from 3.00-3.30pm.










 TWRA is pleased to support the Exeter St James Forum CLICK