1st December 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 77

As the end of 2016 is approaching rapidly, our thoughts naturally turn to seasonal celebrations. Don't forget the Crediton Christmas Tree Festival starting this Thursday 1st December and running 'til Sunday at Crediton Parish Church. We have a tree decorated by the Food Group this year. It has a un ...

1st November 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 76

Welcome to November's Sustainable Crediton Newsletter. We have had a very busy October with three big events to organise. In case you didn't attend the song writing extravaganza, Give & Take Shop or Repair It event, you can catch up on what happened in our "In Case you missed it" section below. ...

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3rd October 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 75

Welcome to our latest newsletter We have three major events for this month: For the Love of ... For our next informal event we're doing something a bit different ... As part of Climate Action Week, Ian Beech is going to help us write a song! No musical knowledge required (but much appreciated if ...

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1st September 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 74

Welcome to September's Newsletter. We have two events planned for this month. The Food Group is running a workshop entitled " Seed Saving Made Easy" on Thursday the 8th September at Sandford Congregational Church from 7:30 to 9pm. It is suitable for beginners and experts alike and whilst being soc ...

1st August 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 73

Welcome to the August Sustainable Crediton Newsletter. This August is a quiet month for our activities as our groups tend to have a well earned rest. However both the Core Group and the Waste Action Groups are planning events for October. Did you see Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste prog ...

1st July 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 72

The result is in - we are leaving the EU. However we must now make sure the UK doesn't water down environmental safeguards we've inherited from the European Union. Instead we must improve standards in order to protect our green and pleasant land. Future generations deserve no less. Our priority ...

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22nd June 2016

It's time to vote!

... And if you're still not sure which way to go here's a summary of what a few of our local people said at our EU Referendum debate: Mary Quicke spoke about a recent report from the NFU which had found that in only 2 out of 9 possible scenarios would farmers be better off if we came out of the EU ...

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1st June 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 71

Our big event this month, the EU Referendum Debate, is taking place on Monday 6th June at QE Upper School at 7:30pm. Rather than making this a political event we want to focus on the implications of staying in or coming out of the EU from a local perspective. Speakers are: Mary Quicke on Farming, S ...

12th May 2016

Annual Get-together Mashup - songs, drinks, nibbles, AGM

At next Monday's AGM on the 16th May in the informal setting of the skittle alley at the Crediton Inn, Sustainable Crediton will be celebrating our activities and achievements over the last year with a look forward to the future. The evening starts at 7.30 p.m. with complimentary wine, soft drinks ...

3rd May 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 70

We have an amazing and ambitious four weeks of activities coming up. Something to appeal to everyone we hope. Please do come along to one or all of the events and support us in what we are doing. Find out about what we are doing generally at our exhibition in Crediton Library throughout May. Come ...

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25th April 2016

An evening talk on honey bees. Bee there!

On Tuesday 3rd May, Imogen Hallam will be giving an illustrated talk on bees "Join us for an evening talk introducing the topic of honey bees and their lifecycle, the plants they love and some of their fascinating ways. I've been keeping bees for over four seasons now and the craft and the creatu ...

19th April 2016

Wellparks Development Consultation - TODAY!

Sincere apologies for the extremely short notice of this email but we've just heard that there is to be a public consultation meeting this afternoon on the Wellparks development. The meeting will be held at the Boniface Centre between 3.30pm and 7pm. This is an important opportunity to engage wi ...

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4th April 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 69

For me this is the time of year when the whole world seems to come back to life and I am pleased to say that a new Sustainable Crediton Group has put down its roots and is beginning to emerge with the spring sunshine. I'm referring to The Pig Club and you can read more below! Coming up in May are ...

1st March 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 68

Welcome to the March newsletter. Esther is Community Recycling Heroine Esther Mann, Waste Action Group coordinator accepted the Community Recycling Hero Award from Recycle Devon for leading the organisation of the Pop Up Shops in 2015. Read more below. Seed Share the Best Ever It was brilliant ...

24th February 2016

Last chance to be involved in Crediton Community Pig Share for 2016!

The Crediton Pig Club is well under way for 2016, set up with the help of Sustainable Crediton Food Group. We are now ordering some super Oxford Sandy and black traditional breed piglets to be reared by local small holders this year. Freezer ready pork joints and other products will be collected in ...

14th February 2016

Seed Share this Saturday

Seed Share, High Street Open as usual We will be having our annual Seed Share in the Old Town Hall, Searle Street from 11am to 2pm this coming Saturday, 20th February. Do come and join us and find seeds to grow, saved by local gardeners together with heritage seeds from the Heritage Seed library. ...

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1st February 2016

Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 67

Welcome to February's Newsletter. Our Waste Group Co-ordinator Esther Mann is on the shortlist for the Recycle Devon new People's Choice Award for her work in organising two pop-up shop events last year in Crediton. We would very much appreciate your vote for her. All you have to do is to click on ...

4th January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2016 to all Sustainable Crediton Supporters! We have reason to be optimistic because of the historic agreement made in Paris with the ambition to keep global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees. However the deal will require people-power from organisations like ours to make politici ...