Message from Gerald Conyngham, Sustainable Crediton Chair

Looking at the latest newsletter and our revamped website, I feel there is a lot we can feel proud of in Sustainable Crediton and that  a lot has been achieved this year.  It may not always seem that way but we have all worked hard and there are lots of good new initiatives emerging eg the Credit Union, the Warm homes project, our activity in the Credfest which will give the community markets a good boost in my opinion, and the plastic collections which have made people much more aware about issues of recycling and waste disposal. 
I believe our big challenge in 2013 is how to reach out to the wider community who have heard of SC since our profile is good but do not yet see it as relevant to their lives. And we need to find ways of matching our aspirations to the very real needs and concerns they have, especially those on low incomes.  So this will be my big priority next year.
Anyway thanks for all you have done and continue to do and have a lovely break over Christmas and the New year, ready to return renewed and refreshed!


1st December 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 41

Hello everyone, As the end of 2013 is approaching rapidly, our thoughts naturally turn to seasonal celebrations and the Sustainable Crediton Core Group would like to wish everyone reading this a wonderful festive season. There are a couple of spaces still available on our Hedge Laying Co ...

The Bishop of Crediton with 'loan sharks'
31st October 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 40

With Autumn leaves starting to fall, welcome to the November Sustainable Crediton Newsletter. There are lots of ways to be involved this month with our Waste, Food, Hedgerow and Transport Groups all having events or meetings to which all are welcome. Just click on the event in the diary bel ...

Credfest bike ride
30th September 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 39

A very warm welcome to the October Newsletter as Autumn sets in. There is definitely a flavour of food and cycling in the events list, but in addition the Waste Action, Energy and Firewood Groups all have meetings and activities during the month, so if you would like to get involved please ...

1st September 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 38

We have a busy September with 4 events starting with a waste household plastics collection on Saturday 7th September at Peck & Strong Lords Meadow Industrial Estate from 10am to 12:30pm. Since starting doing these bimonthly collections last year we have collected a total to date of 5.4 ton ...

31st July 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 37

Welcome to the August Sustainable Crediton Newsletter. Whilst August is usually a quiet month for our activities as our groups tend to have a well earned rest, this month we have several events. Our Meditation Group is starting a new course on the Seven Chakras from the 7th August. On the 10th ...

30th June 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 36

Welcome to July's Sustainable Crediton Newsletter. We have a lot happening this month, some of it associated with the Crediton Festival. Firstly on the 6th July, we have a Waste Household Plastics Collection at Peck & Strong, Lords Meadow from 10am to 12:30 pm. This is closely followed o ...

1st June 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 35

Welcome to the June newsletter and the start of the Crediton Festival. We have some great events coming up this month which are part of the Festival, starting next Saturday the 8th with the Community Market which will feature a stall run by the Waste Action Group and a waste sculpture enti ...

30th April 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 34

What a brilliant sunny start to May. Lets hope it continues for a while. We have three events coming up in the next two weeks. On the 4th May, there is our waste household plastics collection at Peck & Strong, Lords Meadow Industrial Estate from 10am to 12:30pm. This time, as well as ...

Photograph of Crediton Market Square
31st March 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 33

Hello Everyone, Somebody asked me the other day how could they get involved doing things with Sustainable Crediton? Whilst it might be pretty daunting to come along to the AGM or an Action Group meeting if you know no-one, there are all sorts of things in this month's newsletter where you c ...

28th February 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 32

Welcome to the March Sustainable Crediton Newsletter. As spring begins to emerge in the gardens and hedgerows we have a month of varied and interesting events and opportunities with something to suit everyone This month we have another waste plastics collection on the 9th. Our Clothes and ...

1st February 2013

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 31

2013 has got off to a really positive start! Leaflet drops at railway stations, a meeting with the CEO of Mid Devon District Council, a well attended film night, half a tonne of waste plastic collected ,several of our groups planning work for the coming months and much more. Read all about it ...