Made the move to Topsham? Now, how do you meet people?

Welcome to Topsham – voted Best Place to Live in the South West by The Sunday Times and the best place on earth by proud residents. It’s an elegant estuary town with a really friendly vibe. So now you’ve unpacked (well, sort of!) here are some ideas for getting stuck into our vibrant community and meeting some of our lovely locals.

. Stay in touch via our regular Newsletter (see bottom of home page) and consider following the Topsham, Topsham Community Group and Love Topsham FaceBook pages too.

Volunteering is a great way to meet people and learn what’s going on …

Volunteering is BIG in Topsham – stand still for five minutes and you may be volunteered without even knowing it! Seriously it’s a great way to meet people and contribute to the community. For inspiration, take a look at the Groups and Clubs or Services sections. Almost all of these groups are volunteer-run and there’s always plenty to do, whether you have special skills or just lend a helping hand from time to time. And not course you can get involved with Love Topsham here

So you want to find people with similar interests …

With over 40 special interest clubs and activities embracing everything from fitness to film, singing to sailing, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for … But as this is a new phase of your life, why not try something completely different? There’s no better way to make friends than discovering a new hobby or learning a new skill.

So you want to meet other people with young children …

Check out the weekly drop-in Toddler Group run by Squid and the Kid at the Dorothy Holman Centre, Topsham’s outstanding community centre near the Rec and not for from the primary school. For more information email hello@squidandthekid.com or see their website.

So you want an iconic Topsham Saturday morning …

Saturday is Topsham’s buzziest day when the locals stroll through town, stock up and meet to chat. Take in the relaxed vibe on the Quay, wander along the water front and visit the Saturday morning Matthews Hall Market where locals gather in the cafe, enjoy music and hear the latest from Topsham’s very own Town Crier!

You’ll meet people in lots of other ways too. Chatting to neighbours, walking the dog, strolling along the Goat Walk or dropping into our local shops or, dare we say it, having a pint … in no time at all you’ll be a real local!

Saturday is Topsham’s buzziest day when the locals stroll through town, stock up and meet to chat. Take in the relaxed vibe on the Quay, wander along the water front and visit the Saturday morning Matthews Hall Market where locals gather in the cafe, enjoy music and hear the latest from Topsham’s very own Town Crier!

You’ll meet people in lots of other ways too. Chatting to neighbours, walking the dog, strolling along the Goat Walk or dropping into our local shops or, dare we say it, having a pint … in no time at all you’ll be a real local!