A look back at 2008
As 2008 started with panic over food prices, the world
seemed to be waking up to global warming. But then the
recession hit. Change, but at what price?
A Reason to be Cheerful
Country Life magazine voted Devon the best place to live in
the UK in 2008 for the second time!
Key to this win was a 1st in the food category. Devon took
the local food category easily with more than half again
the number of local producers as Somerset.
Devon was beaten in the health rankings by Rutland,
England's smallest county, but Devon also had the best
Green credentials with Dorset a close second.
12th December 2008
As previously this newsletter has an attached in PDF
format. Thank you to Jeff Bellingham for his fantastic work on
November and early December have been a packed time for CCA
activities with a showing of the film Energy Crossroads, the very
successful WEN Gorgeous ...
14th November 2008
The information here is sent to me by many CCA members and
when I collated it this month I realised just how fast
CCA is growing and how wide we are beginning to spread our net
of influence within the Crediton community.
We have 3 great events coming up in the next 4 weeks wh ...
18th October 2008
In November we have 3 big dates for your diary: the launch of Plastic
Bag Free Crediton on Nov 1st, a showing of the brand new film
CROSSROADS on Nov 19th and the WEN Big Green Event on Nov 29th.
There are also several requests for ideas and help where you can
be of a ...
12th September 2008
We have some great events open to everyone coming up over the
next few weeks and we would really like your presence and input
Please see the diary below for outline
Thank you for reading this and for taking action
where you can.
10th August 2008
I thought I would begin this holiday month by passing on a bit
of good climate related news sent in by Julie Barrie - thanks
A giant kite like sail billowed out
in front of MS Beluga SkySails, as she set out on her
maiden voyage from Germany to Venezuela. Following rou ...
13th July 2008
Our newsletter is now going out to over 210 people but we would
like it to be more as there are over 6,000 people in Crediton alone
without all the outlying villages. So if you know of anyone who
might like to receive it, please let me know their email address
(after checking wi ...
18th June 2008
This week, for the first time EVER, it cost me over £60 to fill
the tank of my car with diesel. I am pretty sure Peak Oil has
arrived and it spurs me on into taking ACTION to get the Crediton
area up and running as a vibrant, exciting and effective Transiton
Town AS SOON AS POSS ...
30th May 2008
THE GREAT NEWS FOR THIS ISSUE IS THAT CREDITON IS
NOW OFFICIALLY A TRANSITION TOWN
After many months of threatening to become one CCA
have now completed all the criteria necessary and been officially
accepted!! Gerald Conyngham, our CCA Steering Group chair, has
written a short piece you wi ...
30th April 2008
Some General News First:
Congratulations to CCA
supporter Nancy Dowling who has recently completed her first
marathon, the Shakespeare Marathon in Oxfordshire, in under 5
hrs. Nancy completed the 26 + miles in aid of Crediton Arts Centre. Its not too late to
sponsor Nancy ...
11th April 2008
A Big THANK YOU to all the people who
supported the showing of Message in the Waves and also the
For Cycling events last month. They were both great successes.
More information later. As usual plenty to report this time so read
Very Best wishes
19th March 2008
SPRING is in the air today! LOTS happening again this time
which always encourages me that we are moving, however slowly,
towards our goals.
READ ON .........
HAVE A GREAT EASTER AND EAT PLENTY OF
2nd March 2008
I am excited by this edition of the Newsletter.
WHY? - because there is so much beginning to happen
in Crediton related to CCA. Perhaps it is because spring is in the
air, perhaps it is as a result of our Open Space Day and growing
awareness of climate change and peak oil. ...
12th February 2008
Hello to everyone,
This is my 10th newsletter since taking over this job and
one packed full of information and news so I would encourage you to
read it from end to end.
22nd January 2008
As a few people have sent me in dates for events in the near
future I am putting together this newsletter hot on the back of the
It is great to be able to pass on all this good information and
could I please ask anyone who would like an event promoted in this
13th January 2008
Happy New Year and thankyou to all those people who sent me Xmas
and New Year good wishes.