Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 78

Happy New Year 2017 to all Sustainable Crediton Supporters !

Isn't it amazing that Sustainable Crediton is ten years old in 2017? Ten years of practical work to make Crediton, and Mid Devon, more fit for a sustainable future. We are planning to have a big celebration later this year and you can help us decide how we shall celebrate our anniversary by completing the quick survey within the newsletter or by clicking here.

We have a bumper newsletter this month with lots to do within our diary section or within the articles. Please do join in... Our first main event of the year is our annual Seed Share on 18th February from 11am to 2pm in the Old Town Hall. There will be more about this next month, but put the date in your diary please.

We have joined Community Action Groups Devon, an organisation helping communities reduce waste in Mid Devon. You will see in our diary opportunities for FREE training to become a Compost Doctor and a Love Food Hate Waste Champion.


Dates for your Diary
16th January

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 1/2017

16th January

Waste Action Group meeting

19th January

Food Group Planning Meeting

23rd January

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 2/2017

23rd January

Last Chance to Join the Crediton Pig Club

23rd January

Core Group Meeting

18th February

Seed Share 2017

20th February

Core Group Meeting

21st February

Love Food Hate Waste Training

22nd February

Love Food Hate Waste Training

6th March

Energy Future Talk and Annual General Meeting

18th March

Compost Doctors' Training

24th April

Core Group Meeting

22nd May

Core Group Meeting

31st July

Core Group Meeting

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
5th December

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 11/2016

Eddie Kay writes "A grand day out coppicing at Moor Farm. Dull and overcast, no wind, 10 Dec C and ...

12th December

Feedback from the Core Values Meeting

14th December

Review of What is the future for the Energy Group?

Notes from meeting 1. Present Tom, Charles, Ed, John B and guests Kirsty Tooke (DARE), Chris Shea ...

15th December

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 12/2016

Last outing this year. The usual suspects, laying the orchard hedge returning to the track. Thin pi ...

News Highlights

Musicians Wanted For Sustainable Composition

Download the lyrics for our 'Sustainable Crediton Song!'. You are invited to set the lyrics to music, creating your version of the song to perform yourselves and for Sustainable Crediton to use freely at CredFest 2017 and beyond. Following the original idea of Pete Mason, the lyrics were composed ...

Sustainable Crediton 2017 - What would YOU like to do?

We are currently planning events for the New Year and would be enormously grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to take our quick survey so we can be sure to organise events which interest you. The survey is totally anomymous (although you may give contact details if you want to) and onl ...

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Save Sherwood Forest and the UK Solar Industry

For those of you that can spare a moment to respond to an online petition, we have two petitions for you this month. 1.Protect Sherwood Forest Sherwood forest, home to ancient trees, rare wildlife and Robin Hood is in danger. A huge energy company, Ineos, is trying to get permission to explore un ...

Mid Devon Local Plan Review

If anyone is interested in the local plan there is an exhibition at the Crediton Boniface Centre Wednesday 25th January 12:00 - 15:00 The Local Plan Review will guide development in the district over the next 20 years and is reaching the final stages in its preparation and development. It aims to ...

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Enhanced Switch to Ecotricity

Whilst stocks last, Sustainable Crediton supporters switching their electricity or gas supplies to Ecotricity will receive a free LED bulb kit worth about £30 which has the potential to save the user up to £65 per year on their electricity bill. In addition Ecotricity will donate up to £60 to Sust ...

New Year, New Resolutions?

Could you reduce waste and save money? By making one or all of the pledges on Recycle Devon's website, not only will you help to keep Devon beautiful by avoiding waste but you may discover a new skill or social activity and you could save money too. You'll also get a free "Your Money, Use less - ...

Don't Put Christmas in the Bin!

Christmas is the most wonderful but also the most wasteful time of the year. Estimates suggest the amount of wrapping paper thrown out will go around the equator NINE times! Here are a few ideas to reduce waste: Christmas Cards Reuse cards to make your own labels for next year's presents Rec ...

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REAL Devon Update

Sustainable Crediton are a member of the Local Action Group for the LEADER programme run by REAL Devon. As part of the executive group we are responsible for assessing & approving applications for the LEADER grants programme, which is funded by the EU. For most of this past year we have been u ...

A new economic model for Devon?

Several members of Sustainable Crediton are working with the Devon New Economy Working Group to look at ways to improve our local economy and make it more sustainable, with the focus on sharing wealth within local communities rather than the current model which tends towards accumulation of wealth ...

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Woodland Carbon Fund

A new grant opened on 10 November aimed at encouraging planting of new large-scale multipurpose woodlands across the country. This will help to meet Government's future carbon targets and deliver a wide range of other benefits including increased recreation, biodiversity, improved water quality, pr ...

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour.”

Mark Twain