Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 113

Welcome to all, and especially to our new members who signed up at the Seed Share event last month.

Once again we have a crammed diary. There are no fewer than five events and actions listed which are directly about climate change, and several others besides.

I hate resolutions, but perhaps a modest March resolution would be to attend or take part in at least one event listed here. Give it a go!

Also advance notice of our AGM on 23rd of April. Do come along and give your support, and perhaps you would like to be our secretary? We will have a vacancy!

Best wishes,

John Craythorne, newsletter editor.

Dates for your Diary
9th March

Woodland Management Group working party #6/2020

9th March

Life on the Verge in Devon: how to manage road verges for wildlife

10th March

Crediton Town Council: Climate Change and Sustainability Sub-Committee

13th March

Exeter Climate Strike

15th March

Woodland Management Group working party #7/2020

16th March

Aspects of Climate Change: Dr Bernd Eggen, of the Met Office

19th March

Crediton Extinction Rebellion: general meeting

21st March

Community Action Groups Devon: Skill Share

23rd March

Woodland Management Group working party #8/2020

25th March

The Climate and ecological crisis? What's all the fuss about? David Ramsden MBE

28th March

Climate and Ecology Emergency: what should Crediton do? A community conversation organised by Crediton Town Council

28th March

Tree Planting with North Tawton Environmental Trust: 28/29 March

29th March

Woodland Management Group working party #9/2020

30th March

Pollinator Project meeting

6th April

Sustainable Crediton Core Group Meeting

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
29th February

Review of Seed Share 2020

Despite periodic hailstorms outside, the atmosphere in the Boniface Centre was warm and cheerful on ...

News Highlights

New Secretary Needed

Our secretary for the past two years, Emma Mitchell, will be resigning the position as of our next AGM. On behalf of all SusCred members, I'd like to say a huge thanks to Emma for keeping us organised and on track during her period as secretary. SO: it's a great opportunity for you to chip in and ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Two pieces of good news this month. Government ends obstruction of new on-shore wind farm (and solar) developments. Whilst developments will still be subject to rigorous planning procedures, both on-shore wind and solar schemes will be able to bid in the next round of clean energy auctions in 202 ...

And a powerful reason to be campaigning...

The Copernicus Climate Change Service reports that this winter in Europe has been the warmest on record - by a country mile; a massive 3.4 °C warmer than the average winter for the period 1981-2010. The temperature was almost 1.4°C higher than that of the previous warmest winter, 2015/16. At the s ...

Sustainable Crediton Pollinator Project

The outlook for our bees and other pollinators is very poor. They remain under pressure from many sources, including pesticides, habitat loss, predatory asian hornets, intensive farming and overly fussy standards of gardening and of grounds maintenance by local councils. Without bees and other poll ...

Crediton Community Allotment

We have been contacted by Westbank Community Health and Care. As part of their Healthy Neighbourhoods Project, Westbank enables a community allotment at the Barnfield Allotment site in Crediton. Westbank say: 'The aim of the project is to improve the social, mental and physical well-being of peopl ...

Something special for breakfast: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

For four portions you will need 8 local free range eggs. Break the eggs into a basin and beat lightly with a fork, season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Melt (50g) 2 oz butter in a saucepan, add the eggs and stir over a gentle heat until the eggs begin to thicken, finish with ...

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”

Carl Bard