CCA's Achievements in 2009
During the course of 2009, as general events, we held a well
attended 2nd birthday
party and talent night in January, an AGM in Feb, and had a summer outing to
the Tarka trail in June. More recently we attracted over 300 people
to the Crediton
Counts event in Town Square in October and sponsored and
decorated a live tree at the Holy Cross Xmas Tree festival.
As a part of the wider Transition and climate debate, we sent a
representative to the Transition Network and Low Carbon Network
conferences in the summer and became active members of the Devon CAN network of
climate action groups. We keep up a regular debate with our MP and
Govt ministers and Gerald and Laura Conyngham presented our 350
pledges to our MP Angela Browning in November. They will also
present them to Desmond Tutu at the Climate talks currently
underway in Copenhagen.
Action Groups planted 100 fruit trees in gardens around
Crediton, organised a very successful renewable Energy
Day in May attended by over 300 people, and had well supported
and informative stalls at the Mid Devon Show and Crediton
Food Festival. WEN
held a great Teddy Bears Picnic in the park in
the summer and the Food
Group have recently begun a programme of seasonal local
Members of the Hearts
& Minds group attended talks by Satish Kumar and Joanna
Macy and joined forces with the Exeter Hearts & Souls Group.
Alongside all this, the Core Group hold monthly meetings and all the
Action Groups meet regularly, host stalls at the Farmers Market,
and are planning many more activities in 2010.
To get our message across as widely as possible our has also
been extensively improved and is now regularly updated. It
currently attracts more than 40 visitors a day.
We have also had regular and extensive coverage of our views and
events in the local press and finally, last but not least, have
created 11 issues of our newsletter which goes out electronically
to almost 350 people to keep them informed and in touch.
Phew!! A pretty impressive list for an organisation that started
out as the brainchild of just 4 people less than 3 years ago!
I would like to send my sincere thanks and those of the Core Group and
to all our Supporters who have made this possible (and my apologies
for anything or anyone I may have left out). Together we really can
achieve more (TEAM) and we look forward to all that is to come for
2010 and beyond.