Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 79

Photograph of a sprouting seed

Do come and join us at Crediton's annual Seed Share taking place on Saturday 18th February from 11am to 2pm at the Old Town Hall in Crediton.

Musicians are wanted for our Sustainable Crediton song to be performed at Credfest this year.

And finally a reminder that the Mid Devon Local Plan review consultation ends on the 14th February.

Dates for your Diary
13th February

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 3/2017

18th February

Seed Share 2017

20th February

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 4/2017

20th February

Core Group Meeting

21st February

Love Food Hate Waste Training

22nd February

Love Food Hate Waste Training

22nd February

An Audience with Sir Tim Smit

23rd February

Waste Action Group meeting

6th March

Energy Future Talk and Annual General Meeting

18th March

Compost Doctors' Training

24th April

Core Group Meeting

22nd May

Core Group Meeting

15th July

N Tawton plastic collection

31st July

Core Group Meeting

16th September

N Tawton plastic collection

21st October

N Tawton plastic collection

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
16th January

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 1/2017

A good turnout on an overcast but mild day. We continued to coppice in the woods at Moor Farm. ...

16th January

Review of Waste Action Group meeting

1) Apologies Polly 2) Matters Arising WAGs articles for the SC website have still not been ...

23rd January

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 2/2017

Seven of us turned out on a bitter cold misty morning. However the mist soon lifted into a clear bl ...

23rd January

Feedback from the Core Values Meeting

News Highlights

Is your newsletter being Junked?

A couple of our members have recently reported that they haven't received their monthly newsletter from us ... yet we have definitely sent it to them. The problem is that most email services now-a-days have automated systems for determining what is 'spam' or 'junk' email and may hide or not delive ...

How will data collected from smart meters help us?

The smart grid revolution is coming, whether you like it or not. With smart meters due in every home by 2020 some of us may be wondering why all this data needed, who will benefit and what risks come with it? We've tried to answer some of these kinds of questions in this blog on the YouGen website. ...

Heads Above Water

Low-lying Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, but its people are not helpless victims. Via traditional wisdom and pragmatic innovation, they are literally holding back the sea, writes Joseph Hanlon, and adapting to climate change. Sometimes I think that the media ...

10 Benefits of Blueberries – Backed by Science (and 4 Delicious Blueberry Recipes)

Blueberries are an amazing fruit, both in terms of flavour and their incredible nutritional profile. They're jam packed with antioxidants - polyphenols, catechins, flavonols - along with lots of essential vitamins and nutrients. To continue reading please go to this link Another article on growin ...

Join Greenpeace with action AGAINST Trump

Right now a climate change denier is getting comfy behind the grand desk in the Oval Office - with cash to spend and a pen poised to sign new laws. Across the world people who he has threatened will watch him being applauded and empowered on their TVs. But he is one man - and there are millions of ...

Photograph of recycled cans collected at the Crediton Food Festival, 2010

Campaign for bottle deposit return schemes

EXPOSED by GREENPEACE: An investigation has just uncovered that drinks giant Coca Cola is lobbying against deposit return schemes in the UK. In the UK alone we use 35 million plastic bottles every day and as many as 16 million of these go unrecycled - ending up on our beaches, in landfill a ...

North Tawton Plastic Recycling Continues

NORTH TAWTON RECYCLING PROJECT - Reducing landfill and promoting recycling Our household plastic waste collection is held in the public car park, The Square, North Tawton, on the third Saturday of every month, 10am to 12 noon. We have seven volunteers plus members of the Environmental Group, who ...

Have your say on future Tarka Line rail services

Local residents are being urged to have their say on the future of the Tarka Line rail services, to help with planning the future development of the line. As well as current users organisers are keen to hear from those who rarely if ever use the train. The survey is online, or paper copies are ava ...

“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ”

H.L.Mencken writing for the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920