Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 95

Welcome back to Sustainable Crediton's newsletter. We have had a break during August, so this is a bumper edition including details of an important conference in Crediton on cutting food waste, updates on solar energy, news on how to get involved with Sustainable Crediton,and some yummy seasonal recipes - enjoy!


Dates for your Diary
21st September

Conference: Food Waste - The Cutting Edge

1st October

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 7/2018

15th October

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 8/2018

29th October

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 9/2018

1st November

Chatterbox social evening

24th November

Refresh your wardrobe - and someone else's! Clothes Swap Event

Time to dig out those winter woollies or summer cast offs: bring along those items which you never quite get round to wearing, or perhaps have fallen out of love with. They may be just what someone else is looking for! And see what treasures you can find to replace them. Come along on 24th November ...

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
30th July

Feedback from the Core Values Meeting

16th August

Review of Wood Collection

We collected the wood coppiced during the last season's work parties from beside the track and tran ...

3rd September

Review of Waste Action Group meeting

1. Present: Esther Mann, Chris Freeman, Carolyn Scott, Frances Anson, Matt Hulland (manager Exet ...

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News Highlights
Photograph of photovoltaic panels on a roof

Want PV panels? Now is the time

If you are thinking of installing photovoltaic (PV) panels, do it now. The Government has announced that the feed-in tarrif scheme will close to new installations after 31 March 2019. This includes payments for excess solar energy which is exported to the grid. The only remaining benefit will be in ...

Solar Energy: now the good news:

This sunny summer has seen record levels of electricity being generated from solar power. In late June, solar power generation briefly exceeded that of gas fired stations, or indeed any other form of generation. Meanwhile, future large scale solar farms may be viable without the need for subsidy. T ...

Social media enthusiast wanted!

Would you like to help to promote Sustainable Crediton? Are you savvy with Social Media and enjoy using it? We are looking for a volunteer with good communication skills and a thoughtful approach to lead in this area. It will not be onerous; no more than a few hours of your time a month. If you are ...

Please support the Boniface Trail Petition

The Boniface Trail Association has been working hard in recent years for the establishment of a safe route from Crediton to Exeter, linking the communities en route, for use by cyclists, runners, walkers and wheelchair users. The Association is currently running a petition seeking further support. ...

Visit to Exeter Energy from Waste facility

Members of Sustainable Crediton recently accepted Crediton Town Council's offer to visit the Energy from Waste site with them. Operational since July 2014, this facility has state of the art technology to monitor the waste and its outputs. It takes the waste from a population of 779,834. 55% of hou ...

Seasonal Recipes: Blackberry Fool

Make the most of this season's crop of blackberries Ingredients: 1 lb (500g) blackberries Juice of half a lemon 3 tablespoons granulated sugar. 1 teaspoon cornflour Thick natural yogurt Method: Put blackberries, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring gently (to kee ...

Seasonal Recipes: Devon Apple Pudding

Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs (750 g) peeled, cored and quartered Devonshire cooking apples zest of 1 lemon, ½ oz butter, 2-3 oz (50 -75g) granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, separated 4oz (100gm) caster sugar Method: Place the apples, lemon juice and granulated sugar in a buttered saucepan, cover with ...

Seasonal Recipes: Pickled Cucumber

This is good with cold meat, smoked fish, and on open sandwiches. 1 ½ cucumbers 100g (4oz) thinly sliced shallots 2 tablespoons salt ½ pint white (distilled) or cider vinegar 125g (5oz) caster sugar 2 teaspoons dill seed. Wipe the cucumbers, cut in half lengthways and slice thinly. Place in ...

Plastic Pollution: A Thing of the Past?

Members of the Waste Action Group attended an Environment Agency event called 'Making Plastic Pollution a Thing of the Past' on September 3rd. There were many groups present from across the whole of Devon, all engaged in dealing with plastic pollution. We took part in the workshop sessions entitle ...