The Exe Estuary Management Partnership holds two forums a year. These events are free and open to all who have an interest in the Exe Estuary. The Forums aim to enable lively discussion and provide information on topical Exe Estuary issues. Organisations and authorities that are involved with the management of the estuary are invited to these events to share information and answer any questions that local communities may have.

The Winter Forum is held every year during February and is a formal opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to hear the latest about the management of the Exe and to ask questions directly to those involved with managing aspects of the estuary.

The Summer Stakeholder Forum was introduced to offer increased opportunity for local stakeholders to engage with the work of the Partnership. The Forum provided information on the management of Exe Estuary and enabled discussions around relevant issues or topics. It is held in September.

If you would like to be added to our database to receive invites to future Forum events, please visit our Become a member page.

Upcoming Forum

Wednesday 21st October, 19:00 – 20:30
Virtual Meeting

Registration now open via Eventbrite

This years Exe Estuary Management Partnership’s Stakeholder Forum will be held virtually due to ongoing social distancing measures. We are currently working on the finer details of the Agenda, but will send these out shortly.

We are releasing a limited number of tickets (80) via Eventbrite; once registered you will then be on the list to receive a meeting link closer to the event. The draft version of the Agenda can be found below:

Agenda Items

Introduction to the Forum and Zoom instructions – Jeremy Rawlings, Forum Chair

Exe Estuary Management Partnership update – Jay Boyle, Exe Estuary Officer

Exeter Port Authority – update from the Harbour Master – Grahame Forshaw, Exeter Port Authority

Exmouth National Coastwatch Institute – Hugh DeSouza, Exmouth NCI

Water quality management underpinning sustainable aquaculture (featuring a case study on the Exe estuary) – Dr Ross Brown, SWEEP

Devon & Severn IFCA – hand gathering byelaw – TBC

Wildlife & lockdown – Natalie Holt, RSPB

Question Time – Ted Draper, Forum Vice Chair

Roundup of the day, thank you and goodbye – Jeremy Rawlings, Forum Chair


If you have any questions for the speaker in advance of the meeting, please send them to the Exe Estuary Officer and we will endeavour to answer these on the night. Those that don’t get answered we will aim to get a response back to you following the meeting.

There’s only a limited amount of tickets left so don’t delay; get yours now at Eventbrite.
Joining instructions and a final Agenda will be circulated in the lead up to the event.

Past Forums

Exe Estuary Winter Forum: February 2020

Council Chambers, Winter Forum 2020











This year’s Exe Estuary Winter Forum took place on the evening of 4th February at the Council Chambers, County Hall, Exeter.

The Forum was a success with 113 people attending to hear a variety of presentations and soapbox sessions.

The Winter Forum was chaired by the Forum Chair, Jeremy Rawlings and supported by the Forum Vice Chair, Ted Draper.

A number of representatives attended to take part in discussions on a variety of very topical subjects including flood defence works and invasive species, please view the presentations below:

Positive results were received from attendees, with 100% of feedback indicating that they would like to attend future Forums. A large majority of attendees stated that the Forum was worth attending, that the presentations were interesting and venue suitable, the topics were relevant, that the Forum was a key opportunity to learn more about the Exe and that the work of the partnership is valued.

Full Forum feedback, including sectoral representation of attendees and key discussion points.

Members of the Forum are kept up to date with these events. If you would like to join the partnership database for free and receive invites to future Forum events, please email us.

For further information, contact Stephanie Harper-Chung, Exe Estuary Officer:

Phone: 01392 382236